Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A Message from Ralph Murphy, Closing of Murphy Hill Gallery January 2011

WE JUST GOT WORD THAT THE ENTIRE BUILDING MAY BE CLOSING JANUARY 2011 HERE AT HOMAN SQUARE. THE DEAL TO CREATE RESIDENTIAL HOUSING IN THE BUILDING AROUND US SEEMS TO HAVE FELL THROUGH. THE DOLLARS GENERATED FROM THAT DEAL WOULD HAVE ALLOWED THE OWNERS TO CONTINUE FOR A WHILE. THE CLOSING OF THIS BUILDING WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO THE COMMUNITY. LETS SEE WHAT WE CAN DO TO REVERSE THIS PROCESS. THE MANAGEMENT STATES THAT THE UTILITIES AND OPERATING EXPENSES FAR OUTWEIGH THE REVENUE OF THE BUILDING.


I AM THINKING THIS MAY BE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A MOVE FOR THE CREATION OF A HUGE MOVEMENT TO SAVE THE BUILDING AND TAKE IT OFF THE HANDS OF THE OWNERS SINCE IT IS SUCH A LOST FOR THEM TO THE POINT THAT THEY WANT TO CLOSE IT UP AND DISPLACE SO MANY PEOPLE AND THEIR DREAMS. WE NEED THAT BUILDING NOT JUST FOR THE GALLERY BUT FOR ALL OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHO WORK THERE AND STRIVE TO CREATE A BETTER LIFE FOR THEMSELVES. THE SUCCESS OF THE GALLERY I THINK WILL BE THE KEY CATALYST FOR THE MOVEMENT. ON MONDAY WE RECEIVED THE BLACK EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR VISUAL ARTS.PLEASE PRAY AND BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT WE MAY BE ABLE TO DO. RALPH MURPHY 773-457-4185