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Posted on: May 26, 2017

Portland Asking for Help in Locating Stolen Public Art from City’s Collection

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Three art bricks that are part of Portland Brick by artist Ayumi Horie and storyteller Elise Pepple were stolen from the sidewalk on Congress Street in front of the Maine Jewish Museum sometime in late 2016.  This is the second theft of the art bricks in this location.  Portland Brick is part of the Portland Public Art collection and includes 30 sets of bricks installed throughout the India Street neighborhood with accompanying audio stories on the Portland Brick website

The missing artwork consists of three clay bricks imprinted with the following: “On this spot in 2004, Rabbi Harry Sky brought Jews Without Borders to Congregation Etz Chaim #revitalization Portland Brick #29”  

As of May, the artwork has not been recovered.  If you have any information regarding this theft, please contact City staff member Caitlin Cameron at or at (207) 874-8901 or call the Portland Police Department’s non-emergency number at (207) 874-8575.

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