Bringing The Gallery to City Council

On May 8, some members of The Gallery community brought a bit of The Gallery to our city councilors. With contributions from Katie Koval and her Tribal Belly Dancing students, piano playing from Santon, an opera excerpt from Katrina Holden-Buckley, and a testimony from Immigrant Learning Instructor Kathleen Klose read by Jenny Chen, the appearance was well …not your usual presentation to the City Council. But we think it was well received.

Kathleen Klose’s Statement

To Malden City Council:

I’d like to encourage Malden City Council to lend support to the lovely new art, artisans and cross-cultural gallery, named The Gallery, at 480 Main Street.  Malden is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country and, as a shopper, it’s wonderful to enjoy artistic works reflecting that diversity inside the doors of this new space.  For local artists, it’s a valuable opportunity to display their work and gain visibility in the heart in of Malden.  For the community at large, I feel it builds on the existing atmosphere of cross-cultural cohesion promoted by community resources such as the MATV, the Malden Senior Center, The Immigrant Learning Center and others.  The Gallery is not only an art gallery but a venue for small concerts and other community enrichment events as well.  I was delighted to see it pop up in the center of town and hope to see it remain there for a long time.


Kathleen Klose