Sitka Center Artist-in-Residence Show and Tell
OTIS, OR – April 9, 2018 – This spring, a group of artists, writers and musicians were selected for the opportunity to explore local ecology and delve into their work at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Join us at the Resident Show & Tell to hear from these Artists-in Residence on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
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, 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 1pm in Boyden Studio. This event is free and open to the public! Join the Sitka community as we enjoy brief presentations of new work and insights gained while in residence at Sitka.
The April 28 Resident Show & Tell includes: Bailey Arend, a visual artist who explores relationships between body, action, material and environment; Kate MacDowell, a ceramic artist whose hand built porcelain sculptures respond to environmental threats and their consequences, revealing the rifts and frictions between man and nature; Allison Hutchcraft, a poet and teacher whose inspirations include the dodo bird, insomnia and lampshades; Frances Blaker and Letitia Berlin, free-lance recorder players and teachers who are celebrating the 20th anniversary of leading the Winds and Waves recorder workshop at Sitka; Peg Herring, a professor emeritus of science communication from OSU and author/illustrator of award-winning children’s books; and Isaac Sachs, one of the 2018 Blue Sky Gallery photography residents whose work examines the many ways in which humans interact with and shape their environment, particularly through technology.