WDCEP & Zenith Gallery Collaborate to Support Local Artists
If you have walked by WDCEP’s office lately, you may have noticed a familiar face on the wall. In partnership with Zenith Gallery, the WDCEP will be hosting a series of art installations showcasing work by local artists, one of which is an oil painting of President Obama by artist Bradley Stevens. Bradley Stevens, one of America’s leading realist painters, has enjoyed national acclaim for his powerful and moving landscapes, portraits and cityscapes, which are found today in The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Senate Meeting United States Capitol, corporate and private collections and galleries throughout the United States. This painting of the President measures 58” x 38” framed and is readily visible by passersby.
“This is a first for us, and we are really pleased with the installation which will be in place through February 2013,” said Keith Sellars, President/CEO of the WDCEP. “The works represent a mere fraction of the talent that exists in this City. This is a great opportunity for us to celebrate and support the local artists, many who make their livelihood this way, they are small businesses, and whose work enriches the quality of life for everyone in this city,” said Sellars.
Eleven other pieces are on display including works by Joey Manlapaz, Anne Marchand and Gavin Glakas. The works include street scenes and pieces that represent the uniqueness of Washington as well as iconic symbols and architecture of Washington, DC. Images and the full list of the current art installation can be found here.