Thursday, July 21, 2016

Zen Tov Project's Founder Tracy Ellyn | Award of Excellence | Manhattan Arts International

Artist Tracy Ellyn, founder and director of The Zen Tov Project, was juried into Manhattan Arts International's "The Healing Power of Art," and is recipient of the Award of Excellence. The exhibition, curated by Renee Phillips from entries from around the world, features Tracy's piece, "Evening MiSheberach" from her Refuah series. The 5 feet long mixed media piece with pen & ink on metal is made of multiple layers of 19th, 20th and 21st century techniques, which has become her signature.
A tireless advocate for the arts in healing venues, Tracy submitted the following statement along with her art piece:
"Art is the Great Healer. It is often at the most unexpected times that we turn to art to soul-search, make a higher connection, relieve the burden of physical and emotional pain, and commune with God or something intangibly higher than ourselves. Art is a universal language. Whether from east or west, it signifies pure hope, and hope springs eternal."   ~Tracy Ellyn
In the Fall, the artist plans to place pieces from her Refuah series in hospitals and chemo rooms in MiamiNew YorkJerusalem, and as requested by individuals, hospitals and foundations.

The artist can be contacted at her website at

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Zen Tov Project: Bringing Breast Cancer Awareness to Women via Gallery Art

The nationally renowned Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project (BCABPP), founded by Michael D. Colanero, exhibited at Breast Cancer Today: Awareness, Research and Technology, on March 3, 2016. After the gallery hour, top experts in genetics, mammography, advocacy and more led a panel with presentations and Q and A. Mayor Lerner was chair of the event committee.

               All images from Breast Cancer Awareness Body Painting Project are copyrighted.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Zen Tov Project Assistant Wins Award at ScholasticArt and Writing Awards

Evita has been a dedicated and talented assistant for more than one of The Zen Tov Project's endeavors. Today she was at the world renowned Rubell Collection receiving a Scholastic Art and Writing Award. Ever proud of this tremendous young artist, with a resume 10 pages long already!

Second photo is Superintendent of Schools Alberto Carvalho congratulating Evita.

Congratulations Evita!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

New Video of The Zen Tov Project for Healing Through the Arts

Please watch our newly updated, 2016 video for The Zen Tov Project. Images are directly from the work that our foundation does. Enjoy, and please feel free to Share!

Thank you,
Tracy Ellyn