Sitka Center for Art & Ecology 56605 Sitka Drive, Otis OR 97368 Tamarajennings@sitkacenter.org 541.994.5485
Sitka Center Artist-in-Residence Show and Tell
OTIS, OR – Jan 4, 2021 – For the next few months, a talented group of artists and scientists will be residing amongst the trees and wildlife to deeply explore their work as Artists and Scientists-in-Residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Join us for the Resident Show & Tell – 4pm on Thursday, January 21st, 2021 as our Spring residents share what they will be working on!
Located on Cascade Head on the Oregon Coast just north of Lincoln City, 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 from around the world in various stages of their journeys.
The Resident Show & Tell is an opportunity for the community to learn about the work done by these accomplished artists and scientists. This event is free and open virtually to the public via Zoom. The January 21st Resident Show & Tell includes:
- Ayla Gizlice is a Turkish-American artist who works primarily in mixed media sculpture and installation. She often works with materials found and collected from her local environment and is interested in the ecological proposition that this labor poses.
- Danielle Klebes has exhibited at notable galleries and museums across the United States and in Canada. Her current body of work explores and disrupts ideas of social expectations and gender norms by presenting queer bodies in utopic settings.
- EmilyJaneDavisisanAssistantProfessorandExtensionSpecialistintheDepartmentofForest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University, Associate Director of the Ecosystem Workforce Program, and Vice Chair of the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition. She is a social scientist who analyzes natural resource collaboration, wildfire, public lands policy, and rural community development.
- JanetMorrisonisProfessorofBiologyatTheCollegeofNewJersey(TCNJ),wheresheconducts plant ecology research with undergraduate students, teaches ecology and botany courses, and has served as Department Chair and in many other leadership roles. Janet’s scientific research program aims to understand how interactions between species drive the structure of ecological communities, particularly within human-transformed, urbanizing landscapes.
- PaulBourdeauisamarineecologistandassociateprofessoratHumboldtStateUniversity.Pauland his students study how coastal marine organisms interact with their environment and respond to changing environmental conditions, particularly those brought about by human activities. Their approach combines field observations, manipulative laboratory and field experiments, and quantitative syntheses of published research.About the Sitka Center for Art and EcologyThrough workshops, residencies and events the Sitka Center provides time and space for place based reflection, inquiry and creation at the intersection of art and ecology. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit located on Cascade Head in the Salmon River estuary north of Lincoln City, Sitka offers a place where visual artists, writers, natural scientists, musicians and interdisciplinary creatives of all abilities and backgrounds come to nourish their curiosity and creativity. 2021 marks Sitka’s 51st year of offering art-and nature-inspired workshops, residencies and public events on the Oregon Coast.
For more details visit www.sitkacenter.org. 541-994-5485 Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, 56605 Sitka Drive, Otis, OR 97368.
For the Next few months, artists and scientists will live on Cascade Head and delve into their work as Artists and Scientists-in-Residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology. Join us via Zoom for the Resident Show & Tell – 4pm on Thursday, January 21st, 2021 as residents share what they will be working on!
Sitka Center Resident Show & Tell
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Left to right clockwise: Ayla Gizlice, Danielle Klebes, Emily Jane Davis, Janet Morrison and Paul Bordeau