Thursday, August 7, 2008
Reception, City Commissioner Dan Saltzman's office
Tonight at First Thursday I got to meet Commissioner Dan Saltzman and thank him personally for the art program initiated at City Hall. Some of the Portland Plein Air Painters showed up (thank you for coming!) and lots of other art supporters came through to have a look at my work.
I learned that Dan Saltzman has established two bureaus during his service with the City of Portland; the Office of Sustainable Development (Portland's green building program) and the Children’s Investment Fund (providing programs to prepare children for school and protecting children from abuse, neglect, and violence).
The Commissioner's art program brings many people into City Hall that may have no other reason to visit "their" building. You are invited to come into the offices anytime to see the art. All of Dan's staff appreciate art and they made my experience of showing there easy and fun.