Public Orthodoxy Features Review of Artist Joni Zavitsanos’ “Distant Relatives” Gallery Show  

In A Review of “Distant Relatives: Ancient Imagery of the Classical Pagan Past and Modern Byzantine Icons” published by Public Orthodoxy on the Fordham University website, the author explains how the holistic message of international artist Joni Zavitsanos’ exhibit is that “God is perfect love, we are imperfect, but He can make us perfect.”  Reviewer Kassandra Ibrahim focuses on […]

Joni Zavitsanos’ Art To Be Featured in Houston’s MATCH Gallery Jan. 23 – Feb. 6 

International artist Joni Zavitsanos’ art will be shown at mid-town Houston’s MATCH Gallery from January 23 through February 3 in an exhibition supported by the Consulate of Greece in Houston.  The exhibit is titled “My Father’s Daughter – Byzantine Art in the Modern World.” Ms. Zavitsanos’ work is inspired by her late father the artist and iconographer Diamantis John Cassis.  The […]

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 […]

Interview with artist Joni Zavitsanos featured on VoyageHouston

Online Houston culture magazine VoyageHouston, featured international artist Joni Zavitsanos in a Q and A interview about her art called “Meet Joni Zavitsanos.” Here is the interview: Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours? Growing up, I was greatly influenced by my father, renown Byzantine Iconographer Diamantis Cassis. Unlike most […]

Joni Zavitsanos featured in VoyageHouston

VoyageHouston, an online magazine about Houston neighborhoods’ vibes, cultures, and histories, featured international artist Joni Zavitsanos’ piece Baptism (2015). In an entry called  #HoustonCreatives: the local artists who inspire us the zine used the Baptism piece up top and included Ms. Zavitsanos’ Instagram post about the art with live links to comments. Several other local […]

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. […]

The Music Behind the Art

I created this playlist based on the inspiration of music from many different generations of time. The songs are from Ancient Greece, the Byzantine and Gregorian periods, folk songs, Gospel, music from the 20th century, and modern composers of today. For me, they inspire a searching for God in the world in which we live. […]