"Working" Kirk Reeves To Be Honored With Public Mural

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While TriMet rejected efforts to name its new transit bridge after him, the late Portland street musician "Working" Kirk Reeves is finally being honored two years after his death, by way of a mural sponsored by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.  The 10-by-30 foot portrait will be located on at the corner of Northeast Grand Avenue and Lloyd Boulevard, on the east-facing wall of the building ...   More
Monday, July 14, 2014 by Matthew Singer

City Guarantees Schools Their First Arts-Tax Payment

But PPS says it will only budget for 30 arts teachers, not 45


Mayor Charlie Hales has struck a deal to give Portland Public Schools and five other school districts their first payment from the arts tax—whether or not the tax is struck down as illegal by the courts.The deal calls for the City of Portland to cover two-thirds of the money the schools expects this fall, if it loses two pending lawsuits against the error-riddled tax. But today's deal—regardless ...   More
Monday, May 13, 2013 by Aaron Mesh

Portrait of An Arts Tax

It’s not clear how a tax on Portlanders will keep its promises to schools.

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It used to be kids all over Portland came home from public school splattered in paint, smelling of papier-mâché paste and proudly carrying home their latest creation for the refrigerator door. A   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 RACHEL GRAHAM CODY


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