Alexander Chuck Memorial Tab by Aivars Vilipsōs unveiled – Arts – Culture +

The opening date of the relief was not chosen by chance – A. Čaks was born on October 27, 1901, but according to the old style – on October 14. The house at 48 Lāčplēša Street is the poet’s last place of residence, where he lived from 1937 to 1950 and where the Alexander Chuck Museum has been operating for more than twenty years.

Chak’s memorial tab, the guiding motif of which is the poet’s lines from the poem “City Boy” – “I learned from the towers and chimneys / Climb the sky before dying”, was created by the artist Aivars Vilipsōns. This is not a coincidence either, as the artist Vilipsōna’s cooperation and friendship with the Chuck Museum lasts for almost twenty years. During these years he has had several exhibitions in the museum. As an artist, Vilipsōns has worked on books created by the A. Čaks Museum, as well as published a coloring book for children “Once Upon a Time, Čaks”, giving the youngest the opportunity to get acquainted with the poet. The memorial tab was created with the financial support of the Boris and Inara Teterev Foundation. The cycle of A. Chuck’s anniversary events is organized by the Association of Cultural Institutions of Riga Municipality, the exhibition hall “Riga Art Space” in cooperation with the Alexander Chuck Museum, the Museum “Riga Art Nouveau Center” and the Alexander Chuck Society.

Supported by Riga City Council, Riga City Council Education, Culture and Sports Department.

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