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Open Studio Event at Sitka Center

About the event: Join current Sitka residents Naoe Suzuki, Annette Bauer, Suze Woolf, Zeyn Joukhadar, Morgan Thomas and Orquidia Violeta for an open house and studio tour at Sitka on March 31, 2pm to 5pm. Residents will share their work including music, readings, art, studio tours and an interactive installation titled Flow.


Flow is an ongoing community-engagement and participatory project about water, created by Naoe Suzuki, a Japanese American visual artist based in the Boston area. Suzuki invites viewers to respond to this project via the question, “What is your relationship with water?”.


Plan for your visit: At the request of residents organizing this event, masks will be required inside the studios and presentation areas. There is limited parking in the designated parking area for the Sitka Center within the private neighborhood, Cascade Head Ranch. Please be mindful of other's private property when visiting the area. If the parking lot is full there is overflow parking which requires a ten-minute walk. Spaces are open from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.


In addition, there are three scheduled events you can attend.


2:30pm: Music performance by Annette Bauer (15-20min).Watch a photo montage of Annette's first day in residence at Sitka while listening to her play recorder music here


4:15pm: Reading by Morgan Thomas (15-20min with Q&A).Morgan will read from their novel-in-progress Lazarus Specimen, a road-trip novel bridging Gulf Coast and Oregon Coast ecologies.


4:30pm: Reading by Zeyn Joukhadar (15-20min with Q&A). Zeyn will read from Archipelago, his novel-in-progress that focuses on the impacts of climate change, racial capitalism, and the surveillance state on transgender people of color.

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