september, 2018

01sepAll Day30Ephemeral Permanence: A retrospective of the life and work of Valda ZalkalnsEphemeral Permanence249 A Street Cooperative


september 1 (Saturday) - 30 (Sunday) EST


249 A Street Cooperative

249 A Street, Boston, MA 02210

Event Details

Ephemeral Permanence:
A retrospective of the life and work of Valda Zalkalns

Opening receptions:

Saturday September 8th, 2-9pm and Sunday September 9th, 2-5pm

Valda Zalkalns (1940–2017)was a founding member of the 249 A street cooperative. In early life she and her family were Latvian refugees from the Soviet army, living in DP camps for eight years. She was an active artist for fifty years after her graduation from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, working in watercolors, commercial art, handmade ceramic tiles, earth art, photography, and mono prints. This retrospective includes work from each of phase of her artistic life.

Open by appointment. Please call Richard Sampson 617-332-9966 to schedule a visit.

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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