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Professor’s work included in growing Portland art collection

July 29, 2013

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    Debra Beers’ “82nd and Boise.”

Several works by Debra Beers, senior lecturer in art and studio head of drawing, are included in the Visual Chronicle of Portland, a growing collection of original art assembled by the city’s Regional Arts & Culture Council.

The Visual Chronicle currently showcases more than 300 works by 179 artists. Three of Beers’ works, “82nd and Boise St.,” “82nd and Bybee Blvd.,” and “Lost and Found—A Day in the Life of Shawn,” are part of the collection.

“Artists’ interpretations of Portland range widely over time; some works portray Portland typographically, others narratively,” Beers recently told the Oregonian. “In the Chronicle…we can learn how Portland sees itself.”

Since 1984, the Visual Chronicle has captured what makes Portland unique in a living archive. It represents a diverse network of artists committed to creating documentary-style cultural expressions, and it brings underrepresented aspects of the city to light.

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Zibby Pillote ’14 contributed to this story.