“Resist” Artwork Showing at Busboys and Poets Locations

Craig Meklir Uncategorized

Lots of businesses have pictures hanging on the walls, but Busboys and Poets has real art — locally sourced creations available for sale (and enjoyment).

Through October, various Busboys and Poets locations are showing works from the Resist show, curated by Zenith Gallery. The collection is comprised of artwork “that interprets and reflects the state of our world today.” Among chosen pieces are depictions of politicians, events, symbols of democracy and freedom, and more.

Two of my paintings are in the show, Strength & Optimism, a painting of the monument to Joe Louis in Detroit; and a portrait of Bruce Springsteen, American rock-n-roll icon.

Part of Busboys and Poets raison d’etre is to provide “a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide,” so displaying paintings from the Resist show is a perfect fit. My Springsteen painting will hang at the 5th and K street location, while the other will remain at Zenith.

Stop by any Busboys and Poets location anytime through Oct. 17 to view a selection of paintings from Resist, and to have a cup of coffee and a little nosh. The restaurant also hosts poetry readings, book clubs and author appearances and sells books about social struggles and issues.