june, 2019

17jun(jun 17)1:00 am26jul(jul 26)1:00 amChasing the LightPaintings by Eva Matysek-Konieczna and Anna Leliwa249 A Street Artists Cooperative


June 17 (Monday) 1:00 am - July 26 (Friday) 1:00 am


249 A Street Artists Cooperative

249 A Street, Boston, MA 02210

Event Details

Anna Leliwa – painter, illustrator,  since 2007 member of Fort Point Art Community.  Anna graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw with M.A. from the Department of Fine Art Restoration. Her classical training in drawing and painting based on coping the masters in the museums reflect old school tradition and personal journey to define  herself as an artist. Anna works with different media: from watercolor, to egg-tempera, oils or acrylics. Technical skills allow her to work in different styles and switch easily scale of paintings – from miniatures to big murals f.e. in Heartland Robotics in Fort Point or Our Lady of Czestochowa Church by Andrew Square in Boston. Anna shows her paintings in Europe (Poland, Switzerland) and United States. She also published several books with illustrations for children in Poland, United States, Great Britain and New Zealand.

Ewa Matysek Mazur, née Konieczna was born in Warsaw, Poland. She holds an M.A. degree with honors from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw where she studied art conservation and painting. She permanently resides in Los Angeles where she has established a reputation as an accomplished artist and a leading conservator of fine art. Her studies and background in the conservation field have enabled her to acquire an intimate knowledge of the works of art of the world’s great masters. She has learned and perfected a wide variety of techniques and technologies of painting used by renowned artists of different epochs. This has given her a solid foundation for creating her own art. Ewa’s interest in painting was already apparent during her student days in which many of her canvases were shown at exhibits highlighting the work of outstanding students. As time passed, her artistic energy and continuing interest in painting studies brought her recognition as a gifted artist, evidenced by her numerous awards and exhibitions. Two years later, in 1998, a portrait and a landscape brought Ewa awards at the same Gold Medal Exhibition, a prestigious event for the artistic community of the United States, organized by the California Art Club and held in the Luckman Fine Arts Complex of the California State University at Los Angeles.

In the fall of 1999 Ewa’s paintings were featured in a one-man show in the Artemis Gallery in Kracow, Poland and received favorable reviews in the Polish press. Ewa’s oeuvre and talent have also been recognized by the American media. She has been interviewed by the press, radio and television and various commentaries have appeared describing her life and work. Current editions of the National Registry of Who’s Who and the Cambridge Who’s Who describe Ewa’s achievements as exceptional. Her paintings show artfully arranged ceramics, silverware, flowers, fruit, and light temperature. She revitalizes the renaissance period of art quality and fine art techniques that have been forgotten by contemporary artists. After a period of intensive work, in 2008 Ewa’s newest paintings were featured in an exhibition by the Mazowieckie Museum in Płock, Poland also known as Muzeum Secesji [Museum of Art Nouveau].

The Gallery at 249 A, 249 A Street, Boston MA 02210
in the Fort Point neighborhood of South Boston
Gallery Hours: by appointment

The Gallery at 249 A Street is supported by a grant from the
South Boston Community Development Foundation

About the Gallery at 249 A

Gallery At 249 A features rotating art exhibitions and special arts events. The space is an evolving project of the 249 A Street Cooperative, one of Massachusetts’s first limited-equity live/work cooperative for artists. The building, which is home to more than 45 artists and their families, has served as a model for artists’ housing nationwide and was key in the growth of the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC). Gallery At 249 A Street was the home of the FPAC Office for its first eleven years. The 249 A Street Cooperative celebrated its 30th anniversary with the opening of this new gallery space in September 2014.


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