Friday, September 07, 2018

Open Studios Season Kicks Off & Two Local Artists' Retrospectives This Weekend

Open Studios season in Boston is right around the corner, starting next weekend to be exact. 

There is no need to wait until then. Two women artists are being celebrated this weekend for their contributions to the arts.

The Distillery Gallery presents a modest retrospective of the work of sculptor, and longtime Distillery resident, Joyce McDaniel. The exhibition includes pieces from throughout the artist's career, including her early welded steel work, inspired by her upbringing in Oklahoma, to her later constructions that combined expanded steel mesh, overlaid with delicate hand-made and dressmaker pattern paper.
Opening reception: Saturday, Sept. 8, 6 - 9 PM
On view: September 8 - 29, 2018
The Distillery Gallery
516 E 2nd St. 


Ephemeral Permanence
The Gallery At 249 A honors  the life and art of Valda Zalkalns (1940--2017) in Ephemeral Permanence:

Saturday, September 8th from 2 to 9 pm 
Sunday September 9th, from 2 to 5 pm

Ms Zalkalns was a founding member of the 249 A Street Artist Cooperative. In her 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. The Gallery At 249 A is located on the lower level of 249 A Street. 

Mark Your Calendars: 2018 Boston Open Studios:

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