According to his friend and former art dealer Mark Woolley, "Walt Curtis lost most everything Sunday in the big fire at Great NW Bookstore
. Walt lost his apartment, studio, manuscripts, photos, paintings and much more. One thing he escaped with was a small painting he was working on when the fire broke out on Sunday. Other than that, he needs our help for basic necessities, housing, art supplies, some living expenses while he rebuilds some of what he lost.
His spirits are pretty good and he is sporting a bit of a 'Grecian Formula' look in his beautiful hair from the smoke. Friends and supporters can help Walt by giving generously to the Walt Curtis Fund at any Wells Fargo bank.'
In case you are new to Portland Walt Curtis is a fixture as a poet, painter and the author of Mala Noche
. Well wishers can send notes of encouragement to: Walt Curtis, c/o Mark Woolley, 2644 NE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Portland, OR 97212
This deeply saddens me. Walt is alive in ways that most people are not, and remains one of Portland's greatest living artist. You will get a letter from me Walt, Goodspeed on your rebuilding.
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