This spring, a handful of visual artists, musicians and writers 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 four newly arrived residents to the Oregon Coast at the Show & Tell at 6pm on Wednesday, January 25. Residents will introduce themselves, the work that brings them to Sitka 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.
Light 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 January 25th Resident Show & Tell includes: Ingrid Calome, a visual artist who has found inspiration embedded in urban places, will learn a new medium as a Resident - working alongside Sitka’s Master Printmaker, Julia D’Amario. Allison Cekala, is a visual artist and educator from Massachusetts who works primarily in photography and film to investigate how humans move shape and transform their surroundings. Satoko Motouji, a Japanese-born visual artist is interested in the transient nature of existence and the tactile process of making art. Lisa Sewell, a poet, hopes to focus her sabbatical from teaching English at Villanova University on a project on endangered species and ecosystems.
Information about all of the Residents who will spend time at Sitka in Spring 2017 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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