Zonta Club of Everett’s Celebrates 90th Anniversary
In commemoration of the Zonta Club of Everett’s 90th anniversary, our club commissioned an exquisite sculpture titled ‘We Rise’, by local artist Constance Jones.
The sculpture was dedicated to the City of Everett, on Aug. 27th, 2020. The Arboretum Marketing Director Renee Greenleaf had this to say, “We are thrilled to include such an inspiring figurative bronze sculpture in our permanent collection. “We have also placed her graceful presence in the Woodland Garden & Fernery area, where everyone can cherish her hopeful message.”
The author noted that while creating the concept and title for this work of art, the journey and history of Zonta and its purpose to help women stretch and rise to meet goals in their lives played a major role in the theme.
According to her, she chose that idea as a basis for the sculpture’s design because the creation of ‘We Rise’ developed into a parallel process.
Jones noted that as a person and an artist, she has been stretched along the way, and in the end, she feels that she too has risen.
The sculpture’s dedication plaque reads: “ ‘We Rise’, by Constance Jones, was commissioned and donated by the Zonta Club of Everett.
In her presentation speech, our club president noted that Zonta envisions a community in which women’s rights are recognized as human rights, and every woman can reach her potential.
The Zonta Club of Everett, established in 1929, is part of a global organization empowering women through service and advocacy. For more than 90 years the Everett Club has been supporting local agencies through grants and service projects, as well as providing scholarships to women in our community. For more information go to www.zontaeverett.org