OTIS, OR – Mingle and Muse is the Sitka Center’s free summer artist lecture series. From May to October the Sitka Center offers workshops that nourish people’s desire for art making, writing and exploring the natural world. One of this summer’s instructors, Yuji Hiratsuka, will talk about his artwork Monday, July 15. This lecture series is designed to get people excited about the creativity that happens at the intersection of art and nature. The fun begins with mingling and light snacks at 4:30pm followed by the presentation at 5:00pm. If you’ve never been to the Sitka Center, this event is a great chance to explore the studios and see what it’s all about. And thanks to our local sponsor Surftides, the event is free.
Yuji Hiratsuka currently serves as Professor of printmaking at Oregon State University in Corvallis. intaglio, relief, chine
collé, “There is something special that happens when people visit the Sitka Center.” Sitka Center Event Coordinator, Mindy Chaffin, says, “Nestled in the forest, protected by the trees, a stone’s throw away from the Salmon River estuary, this place allows people to slow down and experience the world around them. It offers time for creativity to grow.”
For a complete list of Mingle and Muse dates, presenters and driving directions, head to the Sitka Center’s website at www.sitkacenter.org or call their office at 541.994.5485. This event is free and open to the public. The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is located at 56605 Sitka Drive in Otis, OR.
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 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.