Reser Art Gallery closes temporarily due to water damage from pipe break

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The art gallery located within Beaverton’s Patricia Reser Center for the Arts has temporarily shut its doors to the public after a pipe break caused extensive water damage Wednesday.

According to the center, a portion of the ceiling in The Reser’s lobby and art galleries on both floors sustained water damage from an internal sprinkler pipe break on the second floor.

Some of the artwork was damaged in the lobby spaces, the center added. They have rescheduled their current exhibition, Dialogues: An Emerging Artist Showcase, to reopen in early September. In the meantime, crews are working to assess and repair the damage.

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“The good news is that the damage to the building is cosmetic, not structural, and it was contained to the southeast side of the building,” said the Center’s Executive Director Chris Ayzoukian. “The Mainstage Theater, the stage, seating areas, The Lab, Pavilion, and administrative offices were not affected. Plans for repair are underway. We are grateful that no one was injured.”

Ayzoukian added all performances and events will move forward as scheduled.

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