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A Portland affordable housing project spotlights BIPOC lives in art

Las Adelitas is an affordable housing project in Portland's Cully neighborhood. Artist Michelle Angela Ortiz painted the centerpiece; a giant mural that depicts some of Cully's Latino residents. The mural is the final piece of a project meant to give low-income families a chance to find a place to call home.



James Lee Hansen defines the look of Northwest sculpture

James Lee Hansen is one of the Northwest’s most prominent and influential sculptors. His imposing bronze installations are on view at the Portland Art Museum, Maryhill Museum, Clark College and institutions throughout the region. Hansen established his own foundry in Battle Ground, Washington in the 1970s. Today, at age 97, Hansen is proud of the more than 600 sculptures he’s created. “It's a legacy,” he says, “and I think everybody wants to have a legacy.”






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