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About grandepittore

artist, educator, activist

Meet Your New City of Eugene Art Museum

This may just be “vision building” right now, but I am working with Greg Herbert, theĀ real estateĀ agent for the post office and he has given me a floor plan and square feet break down of the facility (see below). I … Continue reading

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RE: Collaboration between Lane County Historical Society and POEM

Jerry, We are best described as in a holding pattern concerning a new museum location, torn between trying to improve our current location and the lure of a new one. We do not currently have the financial resources to commit … Continue reading

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Grant work:

We are in early stages of grant applications: ” Thank you for submitting a Letter of Inquiry to the Hewlett Foundation’s Performing Arts Program on behalf of DOWNTOWN INITIATIVE FOR VISUAL THE ARTS INC. There is nothing further you need … Continue reading

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Another DIVA Board Member reports in:

“Hi Jerry, I resigned from the DIVA Board effective March 4, and am not interested in re-engaging. Best of luck! Becky REBECCA S. SCHWARZKOPF”

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DIVA NEWS:

“Due to me being out of the country for an extended period of time for ministry work, I am resigning my position as Treasurer effective immediately. Thank you — Synthia Polk”

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Last night I picked up the remnants of DIVA: five boxes of documents and a few zip disks with data. The hope is to possibly repurpose DIVA (Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts) towards the Post Office to Eugene Museum project.

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POEM reactivates — A moderate effort to get things going again

Soon I meet with Sarah Koski, Director of DIVA to see what is possible. After recent visit to Milan, Italy, I am convinced a City of Eugene Museum is possible, beginning by leasing space in the old downtown post office … Continue reading

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