Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Fellowship Toured Joni Zavitsanos’ Museum Gallery Show and Affiliate Will Hold Reception There Nov. 19 

In late October international artist Joni Zavitsanos gave the students of Fordham University’s Orthodox Christian Fellowship a walking tour of her gallery show at the Museum of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Art. The artist explained each piece in the show “Distant Relatives,” which runs through December 12th. The students were very curious about her modern take on the ancient Byzantine images, and they had a lively discussion […]

Joni Zavitsanos Honored in NYC For Using Her Art to Educate People  About the Orthodox Faith

International artist Joni Zavitsanos was honored in New York City in October at the annual Archon Weekend and Assembly of the Order of Saint Andrew for her work in educating people about the Orthodox Faith through her modern Byzantine images.    The weekend focused on efforts to secure religious freedom for the Mother Church of Constantinople and welcomed the 2019 Class of Archons. An Archon is […]

Fordham University Exhibit Opening

DISTANT RELATIVES: ANCIENT IMAGERY OF THE CLASSICAL PAGAN PAST AND MODERN BYZANTINE ICONS I’m excited and truly honored to be a part of Fordham University’s Museum of Greek, Etruscan and Roman art in a unique, one of a kind exhibition entitled, “Distant Relatives: Ancient Imagery of the Classical Pagan Past and Modern Byzantine Icons.” I […]

Fordham University Opening Exhibit Reception September 12

Fordham University in New York City will feature international artist Joni Zavitsanos’ work in a fall exhibit opening September 12 titled “Distant Relatives: Ancient Imagery of the Classical Pagan Past and the Modern Byzantine Icons of Joni Zavitsanos.” The opening reception with the artist is September 12 from 6 pm to 8 pm. The work […]

The Return of the Icon – 7th Ecumenical Council of Nicaea

International artist Joni Zavitsanos taught a class at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Houston in March on icons and the 7th Ecumenical Council of Nicaea. She explained this council addressed the question because the Empress Irene felt strongly that icons should be reinstated after the objects were systematically removed and destroyed around the year 723. […]

Artist Joni Zavitsanos Lectures on Byzantine Iconography

Iconography Discussion

Houston-based international artist Joni Zavitsanos spoke to a group from St. Paul Orthodox Church in February about Byzantine Iconography’s roots, evolution and significance beyond the imagery. At Yvette Michelle’s photo studio (ymportraits.com) north of Houston she explained that she inherited her obsession for the art form from her father, renowned Byzantine iconographer Diamantis Cassis. He […]