For the next few months, a talented group of people will be residing among the trees and wildlife to deeply explore their work as Artists and Scientists-in-Residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Otis.
People are invited to join in a virtual Resident Show & Tell at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21, as the spring residents share what they will be working on.
Located on Cascade Head 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. 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. For more details, visit www.sitkacenter.org or call 541-994-5485.
The Jan. 21 Resident Show & Tell includes:
• Ayla Gizlice, 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, who has exhibited at notable galleries and museums across the U.S. 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.
• Emily Jane Davis, a social scientist who analyzes natural resource collaboration, wildfire, public lands policy and rural community development.
• Janet Morrison, a professor of biology whose scientific research program aims to understand how interactions between species drive the structure of ecological communities, particularly within human-transformed, urbanizing landscapes.
• Paul Bourdeau, a marine ecologist and associate professor who studies how coastal marine organisms interact with their environment and respond to changing environmental conditions, particularly those brought about by human activities.