Sitka Center Artist-in-Residence Show and Tell
This fall, a writer and a handful of visual artists will have the time and space to dive deeper into their creative work as Artists-in-Residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Welcome our newly arriving residents to the Oregon Coast at the Show & Tell at 6pm on Wednesday, October 12. Hear a little about where Residents are coming from and, perhaps, a glimpse of what may develop during a two-week to 3 ½ month stay at Sitka.
Tucked in the forest near Cascade Head, the Sitka Center is an ideal location for writers and artists-in-residence to withdraw from the distraction of daily life, find the solitude needed to push through their creative boundaries and chase their own artistic pursuits. Sitka Center is proud to host residents in varied stages of their creative journeys, from Oregon and abroad. The Resident Show & Tell is an opportunity for the community to learn about the work done by these accomplished artists.
Lignt refreshments and presentations begin at 6pm in Boyden Studio. This event is free and open to the public – a great opportunity to visit the Sitka Center! Join the Sitka community as we meet the artists and enjoy brief presentations of their work as they begin their residencies.
The October 12 Resident Show & Tell includes: Cynthia Lahti, a Portland native whose drawings, collage and sculpture draws from inspiration in Oregon’s physical and psychological landscape. Geetha Iyer, writer of fiction and poetry, whose journey includes growing up in the United Arab Emirates, earning an MFA in Creative Writing and Environment at Iowa State University, and settling in Panama City. Nina Elder, an artist, adventurer and arts adminstrator whose drawings and paintings examine land use in the American West and illumintate how landscape is shaped by societal needs, economies, policies and powers. Analee Fuentes, an Oregonian from the Southwest, whose love of the outdoors and appreciation of bright colors and rich patternings of her Mexican-American heritage are reflected through drawings and paintings. Maddison Colvin, an emerging visual artist, born in Nuremberg, Germany following the fall of the Berlin Wall, who currently lives in Eugene, OR. More information about the full line up of Fall 2016 Residents can be found at http://sitkacenter.org/3-4.html.
Committed to expanding the relationships between art, nature and humanity, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is renowned for its workshop and residency programs. Exploration of the coastal environment has remained a key component to the Sitka Center’s vitality. Located at Cascade Head, with views of the Pacific Ocean, the Sitka Center offers a place where artists, writers, environmental scientists and musicians of all abilities and backgrounds come to nourish and inspire their creativity, which ripples out into our world making it a brighter place for all. For more details visit www.sitkacenter.org.
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