Two pieces of news today from Jefferson.
1. Jefferson received a $5000 grant for restoring the Jefferson
Artworks. This grant comes from the Autzen Foundation. The money is
banked in Jefferson’s accounts and is ready for spending on restoring
Jefferson’s artwork. I’ve asked Nina Olsson to direct the project
from here on, so Nina and her colleagues can make priorities. Go
Friends of Art in the Schools!
2. A TV producer contacted Jefferson today. I talked with him
briefly. He’s interested in the Jefferson Artworks but mostly in the
artist below. Ginny, I thought you might know this artist and be able
to offer advice about where to hunt.Thanks!Jason Renaud Jefferson Artworks 503-367-6128 ———- Forwarded message ———- From: Renato Rodriguez <RRodriguez@opb.org> Date: Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 5:21 PM Subject: WPA artist To: email@example.com Hi Jason,
Thanks for speaking with me today. The artist who I am trying to find
out more about is an African American woman named Thelma Johnson
Streat. She graduated from Washington HS in Portland in 1932. She
became a WPA artist and worked with Diego Rivera in San Francisco.
You can see a bio here:
I’ll be in touch,
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