Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Emma Berger who started the George Floyd memorial mural on the boarded up Apple Store in downtown Portland

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Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Emma Berger who started the George Floyd memorial mural on the boarded up Apple Store in downtown Portland

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On Tuesday June 16, 2020 at 11:30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Emma Berger who started the George Floyd memorial mural on the boarded up Apple Store in downtown Portland which then became a collective mural commemorating other Black Lives Matter subjects. Berger talks about how she got the impetus to paint it, what happened when other people joined in, and what it is like live painting with input from passersby. Berger is an illustrator by training and works at Laika making models for their animated movies.

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Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune, where he is currently the Business Reporter. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com

josephgallivan@gmail.com

 

This show was recorded in the street outside the Apple Store at 4th Avenue and Yamhill in downtown Portland on June 12, 2020 with moderate social distancing.

 

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