LF17M04 Simts raksti tiem, kas meklē gaismu


I'm ready.

In just a few days I will leave for Latvia, to spend the next month and half creating the installation "one hundred signs for those seeking light." I am excited to experience my first long term residency, and to create work on a scale that is, frankly, ambitious for me. I look forward to sharing images of the installation with you later this spring via this newsletter, but if you wish to stay abreast of the installation's progress, please follow me on Instagram (ritagrendze), where I will be posting a photo daily starting on April 1st. And of course, should you happen to be in Riga, Latvia please join me at the Latvian National Library for the opening at 5 p.m. on May 2nd.

The study pictured above was photographed on site at Vedder-Price international offices in Chicago. I am grateful to Patter Hellstrom for curating this placement and for giving me the opportunity to show again with Krista Svalbonas.  I am happy to share that I will be showing similar work at North Eastern Illinois University in Chicago, IL and at the Latvian Center Garezers in Three Rivers, MI this summer, but more on that next time.

Until then, be well!


The famous Latvian group Iļģi performed in the U.S. and Canada. The tour was organized by TILTS and made possible with funding from the Ministry of Culture of Latvia, PBLA, and the Latvian Foundation. Performances in November: 12th - New York, 13th – Boston, 16th - Cleveland, 18th – Toronto, 19th – Philadelphia, 20th – Latvian community center Priedaine in NJ.


LF15L09 Chronicles of Melanie

Starring: Sabine Timoteo, Guna Zariņa, Maija Doveika, Baiba Broka, Ivars Krasts, Astrīda Kairiša, Ģirts Krūmiņš, Lilita Ozoliņa, Erwin Leder, Viktor Nemets, Jana Čivžele, Anete Saulīte-Romanovska
Genre: Drama
Director: Viesturs Kairišs


2016 Latvian Foundation annual meeting in the Catskills

New York Latvian parish camp in the Catskills welcomed Latvian Foundation and American Latvian Artists' Union (ALMA) - both organizations had their annual meetings at the same time and the same place this year. Photo album lets you glimpse the wonderful fall weekend.

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Gaidam jūs Katskiļos uz 2016. gada Latviešu Fonda pilnsapulci, kas šoreiz notiks vienlaicīgi ar Amerikas Latviešu Mākslinieku Apvienības (ALMA) gadskārtējo saietu!

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