• Portland

    Various Locations

    Languor describes the Oregon art scene at present . . . In Portland, with the passing of the Ben Heller collection from the Museum, plus a few canvases and drawings by local and out-of-state artists—the 1962 summer scene should go on record as being the dullest ever.

    For five weeks the Heller exhibit did its best—and that was to draw a gate of 7,564. That the show attracted this many at this time of year is remarkable—considering the record for summer draws of previous years.

    Undoubtedly adding to the interest in the assemblage were the slide tape programs on abstract expressionism organized by

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