Emergency Fund for Michael Roman
Community artist Michael Roman is in the hospital waiting to have heart surgery. During this time he cannot print, or sell his artwork and needs our help to pay for the rent at his studio at the Red Stone Building on 16th Street.
Michael has always been so generous helping the community through his art donations and giving free work to many organizations for many years. So let's be generous and help him in his time of need during this holiday season.
You can donate
This gofundme is sponsored by :
Alley Cat Books
Video: Michael Roman sharing his process in 2010
Michael Roman (right) outside of Back to the Picture frame shop and gallery on Valencia Street, where he usually sells his art on weekends.
As many of you know, Michael passed away on December 26th, 2016. Your continuing donations will go towards continuing to pay the rent for his art studio, to pay for his cremation, and the expenses of his memorial , which will take place on Friday February 17 at the Coltrane Church.
Thanks to all who supported Michael in life and in the afterlife. If anyone has further details about the memorial, please feel free to post on this page.
El Tecolote newspaper did a tribute to Michael on their first issue of the year, you can still pick up copies of the issue at their office (they might go fast, but if you contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I can save some for you).
For a more reader friendly format of his obit, see this link
Rest in Peace Michael Roman.
Michael left SF General last night and gone home with Kate for Hospice Care.
Kate is setting up a Roman Pop-Up at Alley Cat today--everything should be priced by tomorrow morning, and ready-to-go. The idea is to raise some money to pay his bills. 100% of the proceeds will go entirely to Mike. Kate is working-and meeting- the hospice folks--and setting up all the care that he needs. The chaplain is visiting with him now.
Roughly, Kate and Michael will be in Bernal Heights (91 Bennington Street) Wednesday through Saturday afternoon. And in Berkeley at 1467 Cornell Avenue, Saturday afternoon through Wednesday. Folks can visit starting tomorrow.
Please support Michael in any way you can.
Michael is sleeping a lot and getting relief from the tremendous pain that he has been experiencing. He is grateful for everyone's support. Knowing that he will not lose his studio during this time has put his mind at ease. We are planning to have a small gathering on Christmas Day, from 12-4. Please RSVP (through his website, michaelroman.net)if you would like to attend. I will encourage short visits with him, as his energy level is limited. Blessings and love to all. Kate/Mike
Is easy to find michaels info just google fans of Michael Roman silk screens Or Michael Romans memorial page
Michael passed away dec 26 th at about 10:30 in the morning he was was his beloved Kate He is silkscreening somewhere else now ! His time with us is over folks !
Thanks so much for all donations ! He didn't have to worry about the rent On his studio
Michael left this world Monday December 26 at 10:15 he was with Kate and he is at peace now ! Kate will notify of any and all memorials or services she and all who cared for him the last few weeks need rest and time to grieve! Michael was so beloved !
michael is going to try to have heart surgery in jan he is very weak and needs to rest up for the surgery you can sends cards and christmas goodies to 91 benninton sf ca 94110
Any updates? How is Michael feeling and doing? My heart aches. Please give NYC love to Michael and his peeps.
Saw Michael today it means so much to him to see friends and family he still is Recognizing folks and so appreciates The help folks are giving Bless you Michael I will miss you so much !❤️
kates phone for texting her 415 550-1553
Health Update- Michael is home for Palliative Hospice Care now. It is unlikely that he will return to hospital for a surgery. He has multiple health issues--due to these, the surgeons do not think he will survive the open heart surgery that he needs. However, as we like to say, 'Never Say Never.' Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Kate/Mike
Michael can be reached at www.michaelroman.net--via the contact page there. He is too weak to speak on the phone at the moment-but I can pass on any messages that are left. And if you send your phone number I can try to put him on the line with you. We appreciate all the love and support that folks are sending our way. Peace, Kate/Mike
thanks so much for helping michael folks his pop up store will be at alley cat books sat and sunday
Michael will not have surgery his body is to frail to withstand it folks
Surgery has been put off until his lungs are clear