“She Was Everyone’s Grandmother”: Washington Art Exhibition Honoring Betty White

WASHINGTON. Fans from all over DC gathered for a special art exhibition celebrating the life of the legendary actor. Betty White.

The Betty White Unites exhibit, which includes nearly 20 original artworks dedicated to the late Golden Girls actress, was the brainchild of Margery Goldberg, owner of Zenith Gallery, a fine art gallery located in her private home in northwest Washington.

Goldberg, who has been an art curator for over 40 years, called a number of artists and commissioned works in honor of White. A longtime fan of the actor, she was inspired to create an exhibition dedicated to White after “such division” in the country.

“People always say that everyone loves Betty White. I just thought this country was so incredibly divided,” Goldberg said. HuffPost reported. “I thought [the exhibit] It would be something that brings people together.”

Betty White Unites exhibition at Zenith Gallery in Washington DC.
Betty White Unites exhibition at Zenith Gallery in Washington DC.

As soon as you enter the Zenith Gallery, you are immediately greeted by the many paintings, drawings and other works of art inside. The Betty White Unites exhibit is on the lower level of the house and you walk past some beautiful paintings as you walk down the steps.

The artwork – a mixture of paintings, decorations, sculptures and drawings – was created by several local and national artists. Each item in the exhibition is for sale. Fans of the comedian can check out the work of Brad Stevens, one of the country’s top realist artists whose work can be found in the National Portrait Gallery, or Jennifer Wagner, the award-winning artist who created a white mosaic from TV glass. screen.

“She was a grandmother to everyone. And her ability to be real and laid-back is how we should all live our lives,” Wagner said, noting that it took her three days to complete. “We shouldn’t say, ‘Now I have to go into this box because I’m at that age.’ You have to be real, and that’s why everyone loves her.”

Mosaic of Jennifer Wagner depicting Betty White, made from the glass of a TV screen.
Mosaic of Jennifer Wagner depicting Betty White, made from the glass of a TV screen.

The exhibition is free for everyone and will run until January 29.

“I used to watch Golden Girls with my grandmother. Back in St. Olaf! It was one of her favorite lines. And I ate cheesecake with my grandmother,” said Brittany Fuchs, one of the first visitors to the exhibition. “I love Betty White.”

White died on December 31, 2021., just a few weeks before its 100th birthday. With a storied career spanning over 80 years, the actress is perhaps best known for her roles as Rose Nylund on The Golden Girls from 1985 to 1992 and as Sue Ann Nivens on The Mary Tyler Moore Show from 1973 to 1977.

Betty White: 100 Years Young – A Birthday Celebration, a documentary about her life that was scheduled for her 100th birthday. will still be in theaters Jan. 17.

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