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arts activist, painter

No plans for post office

According to an aide to Senator Merkley, the USPS has no current plans on leaving the downtown location.

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This Week’s Activities for POEM

On the invitation of James Florendo, Native American Programs Coordinator, Lane Community College, on Tuesday, November 1st,  I attended a meeting of the Native American Student Association.  James allowed me to speak to the group, with the POEM project the first … Continue reading

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We met with Emilee Ohia, aide to Senator Jeff Merkley

    We discussed the idea of repurposing the historic Gilbert Underwood’s 1938 downtown post office into a people’s art museum that would house a permanent collection 50% Native American art (both traditional and contemporary) and 50% regional artists works. Lee Boutell … Continue reading

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Contacts with Senator Merkley’s Office and Native Tribes for POEM

I am in the process of setting up an appointment with aides for Senator Jeff Merkley in Eugene to discuss the POEM project.  This week I met with Gordon W. Bettles at the Many Nations Longhouse and obtained contact information … Continue reading

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POEM Rides Again

Recent efforts by “Our Revolution Lane County” to form a Committee on Jacobs Gallery and Post Office to Eugene Museum have rekindled our efforts to transform the downtown historic post office into a municipal (peoples) art museum,.  Stay tuned!! — … Continue reading

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