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Published on January 16, 2018 10:20AM

By Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley

By Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley


The incoming class of Spring artists-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology will introduce themselves at a Wednesday, Jan. 24, Resident Show & Tell.

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 and immerse themselves in natural study and reflection. Each year, the center hosts residents in varied stages of their creative journeys, from Oregon and abroad.

The Resident Show & Tell offers the community a chance to learn about the work done by these accomplished artists and scientists. Free and open to all, the event begins at 6 pm, with light refreshments and presentations in the center’s Boyden Studio.

The January 24 Resident Show & Tell includes presentations from 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; Allison Hutchcraft, a poet and teacher whose inspirations include the dodo bird, insomnia and lampshades; Jim Hockenhull, a multimedia artist and musician interested in melding the raw energy of traditional music with the sonic richness of more developed forms; and Kamala Dolphin-Kingsley, an artist making mixed media paintings inspired by science, Art Nouveau and Deco, nostalgia, kitsch, childhood experiences, Asian Art, fairy tales, psychedelia and the amazing and bizarre wonders of nature.

The Sitka Center is located just north of Lincoln City. Take Three Rocks Road from Highway 101 and follow the signs.

For more information, go to www.sitkacenter.org.



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