Sitka Center Artist-in-Residence Show and Tell
OTIS, OR For the past couple of months, a writer and a handful of 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, January 7th.
Tucked inside 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 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 meet the artists and enjoy brief presentations of their work as they begin their residencies.
The January 7 Resident Show & Tell includes: Cynthia Lahti, a Portland native whose mixed media sculptures combine hand built ceramics with thrift shop treasures. Geetha Iyer, a writer whose life of international migration and love of science deepen and find homes in her fiction and poetry. Maddison Colvin, an emerging visual artist whose work includes the overlaying of space over time and swarms of snow buntings. Rebecca Welti, a wood sculptor and lover of plankton, whose microscope of twirling pond scum translates to excitement and wonder. 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.