Visual Artists’ Group

Artists’ Group Monthly Show: July 2021

Artist of the Month: Emma Berger — “The Muralist In Her Own Words”

NOTE: The Exhibition and Artist’s Reception HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED indefinitely …

A year ago, shortly after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, mass demonstrations seeking justice for people of color dominated downtown Portland. In the early days of what would become a summer of protests, a mural appeared on the boarded-up Apple Store near Pioneer Square. That mural became a local touchstone and a national symbol. Emma Berger, the artist responsible for it, talks about her inspiration and artistic process, and the evolution of the street art movement in a video which you can find here on this Visual Artists’ Group webpage (see below.) The interview was conducted by Marilyn Howe, a docent at the Portland Art Museum and a member of one of our 7 x 7 churches, First Presbyterian Church of Portland. The videographer was Chris Nilson.










St. James Art Group

NOTE: The Immigration/Emigration Exhibition, “FOOTPRINTS,” has been postponed until the Fall of 2021. The education program has also been postponed. The stories of immigration and ancestry for our members will still be alive in 2021. We will continue with our “virtual exhibitions” this year.

memory, reality, responsibility
Sept. 12th – Oct. 27th, 2021

Please find below a YouTube video of the work of 7X7 Footprint artists. St. James is part of this group of 7 churches and 3 of our members have art in this video.