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Beth Kerschen
Portland Cityscape | Wall Hangings by Beth Kerschen | Aura Burnside in Portland
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Portland Cityscape - Wall Hangings

Featured In Aura Burnside, Portland, OR

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Aura Burnside Apartments was seeking to curate their building with images that represent Portland as a history. Aura was interested in representing their community as an historical placeholder; more than a home, but a place that elicits nostalgia through aesthetic memory. In their thematic collection, “Celebrate Portland History”, they have photography of all kinds that encapsulate Portland’s timeline: imagery of the 1948 flood, historical aerial views of Aura’s location, and the popular establishments on E. Burnside. Aura’s thematic imagery is designed to remind and welcome residents into Portland’s collective memory.

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Beth Kerschen
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Wescover creator since 2020
Capturing the Spirit of Community – Exploring the creativity, history, and culture that evolves in urban centers.

Beth Kerschen is a multi-disciplinary artist using photomontage Illustration to create cityscapes that capture the spirit of community. After graduating with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, she moved to Boston, MA to work for Polaroid. Then she worked for ten years as a graphic designer with several creative firms in Boston, eventually moving to Portland, Oregon in 2008. Since that time, Kerschen has committed her life to capturing vast urban landscapes into one tangible image. She uses her photography, design, and illustration skills to turn urban landscapes into fantastical images filled with meaning and nostalgia. Her art celebrates the unifying connections held by the landmarks, buildings, and vistas of our cities that unify us. She was awarded a Professional Development Grant from RACC (‘15) and a public art installation commission at the Portland International Airport (‘16). Her work has been held in a number of corporate and city collections, including two terms in the Mayor’s office (Visual Chronicle Council Collection), as several hand-painted murals for a luxury residence by ConAm, and as large format artwork in the new JupiterNEXT Hotel guest rooms.