For the past few months, a handful of writers, a musician and visual artists have nestled in at Cascade Head to delve into their creative work as Artists-in-Residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. See what this exceptional group of individuals has been working on before they head back to their “regular” lives, at the Resident Show & Tell - 1pm on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
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 1pm 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 enjoy brief presentations of their work as they conclude their residencies.
The April 29 Resident Show & Tell includes: Allison Cekala, a film maker and photographer whose work shares a unique perspective on how humans mine the earth’s resources and transform their surroundings; Satoko Motouji, a visual artist who has become enthralled by the Salmon River Estuary while simultaneously delving into a project of translation, visual imagery and calligraphy of the Lao Tzu’s Tao Te Ching; Lisa Sewell, a writer whose poems and essays explore endangered species and ecosystems; Saskia Coolen, a recorder player who joins us from the Netherlands to share her expertise through the Winds and Waves program;and David Kressler, a photographer who comes to Sitka via a partnership with Blue Sky Gallery and whose landscapes ask viewers to consider their view-point in addition to the scenery.
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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