October 1, 2007

Blaze destroys artists' studios in Portland

KATU.com reports that a fire destroyed three buildings in Portland, Oregon, leaving several artists homeless and without studios. In Willamette Week, Richard Speer reports on painter Michael Brophy's loss, and gives details about “The Michael Brophy Studio Rebuilding Fund,” eastablished by the Regional Arts and Culture Council to help him get back on his feet. Brophy shows with Laura Russo Gallery and his paintings were featured in the Portland Art Museum’s 2006 Oregon Biennial. Read more.