Joseph Gallivan interviews public artist Ed Carpenter about the Barbara Walker Crossing

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Tue, 10/22/2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews public artist Ed Carpenter about the Barbara Walker Crossing

On Tuesday October 22, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Joseph Gallivan interviews public artist Ed Carpenter about the Barbara Walker Crossing, the new pedestrian bridge across West Burnside Street which he designed and which opens on Sunday Oct 27.

Carpenter talks about his design process, why the bridge looks like ferns and pines, and how his public art work is made.

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Come Celebrate with Us!
Sunday, October 27, 2019

8:30 a.m. to noon

Free commemorative Crossing t-shirt by Nike to first 300 people through the gates.

 

Join us on October 27th for a Sunday morning street party to celebrate the grand opening of the Barbara Walker Crossing, the long-awaited bridge over West Burnside that will connect Forest Park and Washington Park via the Wildwood Trail.

Festivities will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the Grand Ronde Color Guard and Brass Roots Experience band leading a parade to the Crossing from NW 24th Place and Burnside. Foot Traffic will host a morning run + a 100 meter dash up West Burnside.

Plus, we’ll have all-you-can-eat pancakes.

The Crossing ceremony will feature a tribal blessing, plus a “ribbon-tying” designed and choreographed by world-renowned theatrical designer Michael Curry and performed by dance troupe Bodyvox.

Congressman Earl Blumenauer, City Commissioner  Chloe Eudaly, Metro Councilor Sam Chase, Portland Parks & Recreation Director Adena Long, and others will be on hand.

For details on how to access the site (by foot, bike, car, or shuttle), and to RSVP for all-you-can-eat pancakes and the shuttle, please visit barbarawalkercrossing.com.

Remember: free commemorative Crossing T-shirts by Nike to the first 300 people through the gates!

 


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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 at KBOO on Oct 17, 2019 in Production 3.

 

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