For the next few months, writers, musicians, visual artists and scientists will nestle in at Cascade Head to delve into their work as Artists and Scientists-in-Residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Welcome six newly arrived residents to the Oregon Coast at the Resident Show & Tell - 6pm on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Residents will introduce themselves and share the work that brings them to Sitka.
Tucked in the forest near Cascade Head, the Sitka Center is an ideal location for artists and scientists to withdraw from the distraction of daily life, find the solitude needed to push through their creative boundaries and chase their artistic pursuits and immerse themselves in natural study and reflection. Sitka Center is proud to host residents in varied stages of their 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 and scientists. Light refreshments and presentations begin at 6pm in Boyden Studio. This event is free and open to the public! Join the Sitka community as we enjoy brief presentations of Resident’s work as they begin their residencies.
The October 4 Resident Show & Tell includes: Siobhan Humston, an interdisciplinary fine artist who uses drawing as the foundation to her environmentally themed practice; Anne Haven McDonnell, a poet and associate professor of Creative Writing and English from Santa Fe, NM; A joint residency with Bren Simmers, an award winning poet whose work is rooted in a sense of placeand Adam Hill, a composer and bassist who performs in a a variety of styles from folk music to opera; Baba Wagué Diakité, aPortland-based artist andfounder of Ko-Falan Cultural Center in Mali, who will work with Master Printer Julia D’Amario in the Jordon Schnitzer Printmaking Residency; and Dan Bottom, a fishery research biologist with 38 years experience at Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, whose work included a long-term study of the effects of wetland restoration on salmon in the Salmon River Estuary.
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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