Portland mosaic artist Mary Tapogna recently was told her business, Hail Mary, would be evicted from her retail space at Northeast Killingsworth Street and 30th Avenue in the Concordia Neighborhood.
Many people in the community have reached out to Tapogna to lend a hand. Alberta Street’s Frock boutique and Guardino Gallery are carrying some of Tapogna’s smaller items for the holidays. Popina Swimwear in the Hollywood district has opened up about 500 square feet of space to give Tapogna a chance to capture some of her otherwise lost holiday sales.
Tapogna’s work has achieved prominence in the Portland landscape. Several examples of her work can be found throughout McMenamins Kennedy School, Fire on the Mountain, and Kenton Station platform on the Interstate Light Rail Line. At Popina Swimwear, Tapogna’s signature portraits, lighting, vases and tables will be for sale.
Each Thursday in December, Popina Swimwear in Hollywood will have expanded hours from 6-8 p.m. when the public can meet Tapogna and discuss her art.
For more information and examples of Mary’s art go to marytapogna.com.
– Information provided by Hail Mary