The fall crop of artists-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology will offer a glimpse of how they plan to spend their time on the Oregon Coast in a Resident Show & Tell on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The group, including visual artists, writers, a musician and an ecologist, were selected for the opportunity to explore local ecology and delve into their work at the secluded campus, tucked away in the forest near Cascade Head, just north of Lincoln City.
This fall’s artists-in-residence include Yoonhee Choi, a printmaker who uses everyday materials in an improvisational manner, seeking to discover new compositional devices and structures; Kristen Densmore, a visual artist who uses photography, fiber arts and mixed media to explore the complex and interconnected relationship between humans and nature; Soraya Perry, a multimedia artist raised in Lebanon and the US, who will be writing music and studying how melody can help us tell stories; Sadie Sheldon, an artist living and working in New Orleans, whose work explores the excess of consumer society, playfully commodifying refuse within immersive installations; and the Howard L. McKee Ecology Resident Bruce Byers, an ecologist, independent consultant and writer who works at the interface of ecology and sustainable development in more than 40 countries.
The Oct. 10 get-together, which is free and open to all, will start at 6 pm in the Boyden Studio.
Light refreshments will be provided.
The Sitka Center is located at 56605 Sitka Drive, off Three Rocks Road just north of Lincoln City.
For more details, go to www.sitkacenter.org.