Eric Kalnins attended the New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA) art fair at the Chicago Athletic Association on September 19th, 2019. The fair featured Latvian artist Visvaldis Ziediņš works. Alise Careva features his work at her gallery, careva, in the Old Town in Latvia. She traveled to share these pieces in Chicago.
On April 15, 2019, the reception honoring the installment of Honorary Consul of the Republic of Latvia – Illinois was held in Chicago, IL. Some of the honorable guests include Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia, Andris Teikmanis and Senator of Illinois, Dick Durbin.
Senator Dick Durbin, Ambassador Andris Teikmanis and Honorary Consul Eric Kalnins spoke at the event. See the speeches below.