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Upcoming Events 

Clockwise from top left: Avantika Bawa, Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, MK Chavez, Georgina Reskala, Mariah Reading, Roxanne Everett

Sitka Resident Talk

Thursday, January 20, 2022

4PM PST

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Free Event

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Sitka's Fall/Winter 2021/22 residency program is in full swing. The newest group of selected residents from diverse practices and backgrounds has arrived. Join us to learn about their work through brief 10-minute presentations and help welcome them to Sitka. Welcome Ahimsa Timoteo Bodhrán, Avantika Bawa, Georgina Reskala, MK Chavez, Mariah Reading and Roxanne Everett. Learn more about each of these residents.


Resident Talks offer opportunities for the community to learn about the work of the accomplished artists, writers, scientists, musicians and interdisciplinary creatives who stay at Sitka.

Your Arts Desire

Thursday, February 10, 2022

5:30-6:30 PST

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Free Event

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Sitka Center for Art and Ecology will host Your Arts Desire, a virtual fundraiser for the Sitka Youth Program on February 10, 2022 beginning at 5:30pm PST. This one hour fundraising event will commemorate the historic work of our predecessor Community Arts Project, celebrate the progress of the youth program now under Sitka’s stewardship as well as recognize and reflect upon the dedication and hard work of our creative Tillamook County youth artists and ecologists grades PreK – 8.

This fun and memorable event will be filled with testimonials from current and former board members, program staff, school district teachers, administrators and current student participants of Sitka's Art Literacy Program and Summer Youth Workshop series. Community members will enjoy a tour of the youth program through a video montage showcasing the creative projects and experiences we have provided to local area youth over the last 15 months.

Oregon Humanities Conversation

The Meaning of Climate change

With Facilitator David Osborn

Friday, March 4, 2022

4:00-5:00 PST

Join us live via Zoom

Free event

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We live in a time of tremendous transformation as the reality of climate change and its effects on our communities become more apparent with every passing year. While there is still much that can and must be done to mitigate the range of impacts climate change might have, we are confronting the certainty of a crisis that will continue to unfold no matter what we do. What is the meaning of this extraordinary moment in human history? The meanings we construct about climate change affect how we think about it, our feelings about it, and our willingness to take action. Portland State University instructor David Osborn will lead a discussion exploring different meanings of climate change and how our understanding of meaning relates to action. This is part of the Oregon Humanities Conversation Project Series which endeavors to bring people together to talk about their beliefs and experiences around timely and important issues and ideas.


FACILITATOR
David Osborn is a faculty member at Portland State University where he teaches courses on the Pacific Northwest, place, identity and social change. He is a participant in social movements and is currently involved in the climate justice movement at a local and international level. Increasingly, he is interested in how we construct meaning in relationship to ecological and social crises as well as how we might apply wisdom traditions and contemplative practices to further community-based social change. David lives with his partner and two children in Corbett, Oregon, where he grows vegetables and cut flowers on land overlooking the Sandy River Gorge.

Clockwise from top left: Orlando Almanza, Michelle Ruiz Keil, Tara Homasi, Nia Witherspoon, Caine Casket, Sung Eun Park

Sitka Resident Talk

Thursday, March 17, 2022

4PM PST

Join us live via Zoom

Free Event

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Sitka's Fall/Winter 2021/22 residency program is in full swing. Spring has brought us new plants and flowers as well as new residents; we are so glad to be welcoming this new group of selected individuals from diverse practices and backgrounds. Join us to learn about their work through brief 10-minute presentations and help welcome them to Sitka. Welcome Orlando Almanza, Michelle Ruiz Keil, Tara Homasi, Nia Witherspoon, Caine Casket and Sung Eun Park. Learn more about each of these residents.


Resident Talks offer opportunities for the community to learn about the work of the accomplished artists, writers, scientists, musicians and interdisciplinary creatives who stay at Sitka.

Clockwise from top left: Michelle Bardino Vella, Altea Narici, Gabriele Halas, Carol Ann McChrystal, Kim Kei

Sitka Resident Talk

Thursday, April 7, 2022

4PM PST

Join us live via Zoom

Free Event

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Sitka's Fall/Winter 2021/22 residency program is coming to a close. The last group of selected residents from diverse practices and backgrounds has arrived. Join us to learn about their work through brief 10-minute presentations and help welcome them to Sitka. Welcome Michelle Bardino Vella, Altea Narici, Gabriele Halas, Carol Ann McChrystal and Kim Kei. Learn more about each of these residents.


Resident Talks offer opportunities for the community to learn about the work of the accomplished artists, writers, scientists, musicians and interdisciplinary creatives who stay at Sitka.

Spring Keynote Speaker

Ian van Coller

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

4PM PST

Join us live via Zoom

Free Event

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Please join us for an artist talk by Ian van Coller as he discusses his award-winning project Naturalists of the Long Now that includes his collaborations with paleoclimatologists. Ian will also share some of his artist books related to climate change and deep time.

Ian van Coller was born and raised in South Africa. He moved to theUnited States in 1992 where he received a BFA from Arizona State University and a MFA from the University of New Mexico. Van Coller has been a Professor of Photography at Montana State University in Bozeman since 2006 where he lives with his wife, two children and two dogs. His work has been widely exhibited in the United States and internationally, and is included in over fifty public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Getty Research Institute. Van Coller is a 2018 John Simon Guggenheim fellow as well as a fellow of The Explorers Club.

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