POEM Meeting Notes, Wednesday1/26/11

In Attendance at Vero Coffeehouse:  Marina Herrera de Hajek, Miriam Jordan, Nan Laurence, Robert Long, Dana Magliari, Joseph Newton, and Mike Sullivan.

The Group reported on it activities:

  • POEM was a “mini stop” at the January First Friday ArtWalk.  Approximately 40 community members stopped by to learn about the Post Office building.
  • Co-chairs Miriam Jordan and Robert Long were on KLCC’s Northwest Passage program January 4 to publicize POEM on the ArtWalk.
  • Co-chairs met with Linda Zimmer, faculty member in the Interior Architecture program of the School of Architecture & Allied Arts at the University of Oregon. (Under consideration to present to students as possible project.)
  • Miriam sent information to Phaedra Livingstone of the Art History and Arts Management programs of the School of Architecture & Allied Arts. Under consideration to present to students as possible project:
    §  Building considerations;
    §  Hidden liabilities;
    §  How spaces could be used;
    §  Address easements (i.e., conservation);
    §  Seismic upgrades;
    §  ADA access issues.
  • Fund Raising

o   POEM will be pursuing grant writing opportunities:
§  National Endowment for the Arts
§  Spirit Mountain Community Fund
§  Paul Allen Foundation
§  National Parks Service “Save America’s Treasures”

To Do:

  • Follow up on recent contacts;
  • Initiate conversations with surrounding property owners;
  • Introduce the project to professors of the PPPM;
  • Continue conversations with City, County and state officials;
  • Continue conversations with federal government;
  • Contact A&AD of the UO to present project for student consideration as a class project;
  • Visit Albany Post Office that was recently repurposed;
  • Visit Coos Art Museum (Coos Bay’s repurposed 1936 Post Office).

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.  The next meeting has not yet been scheduled.

Respectfully submitted by Miriam Alexis Jordan

About roberthilllong

I publish photography, poetry, prose poetry, and flash fiction as Robert Hill Long. I work at the University of Oregon, and can be contacted here: rohilong [at] uoregon [dot] edu.
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