56605 Sitka Drive
Otis, OR 97368
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Mingle and Muse

Mingle and Muse


Join us for Mingle and Muse our free lecture series. This summer we will be focusing on culture and community. This is a chance to explore the Sitka Center grounds, and engage with creative people over light snacks.

This event is free, open to the public and a great opportunity to visit the Sitka Center for the first time. Mingling at 4:30 pm, presentations start at 5pm. Directions to Sitka

Wed, Jul 25

Hector Hernandez - muralist and mosaic artist.

Public Art and Art Practices Bridging Contradictory Sides

The presentation will address social and cultural issues that may conflict each other, and how the art production is an important tool to bridge differences and reconcile contradictions. The art practice will be also viewed as a catalysis for social change and consensus. Through out a review of various public art works I've been creating through out the region, I will go over some issues and topics that public art artist have to face along with other cultural considerations that artist need to consider when developing pictorial narratives to speak to broader audiences.

Mon, Aug 20

Maya Vivas - ceramic artist and co-founder of Ori Gallery.

Set in Stone

The intersections of clay & personal narrative in our quest to be seen, heard & remembered. 

Maya Vivas is co-owner of Ori Gallery (Redefining "the white cube" through amplifying the voices of Trans and Queer Artists of color, community organizing and mobilization through the arts.), and a ceramic sculptor whose work is rooted in the intersections of black, femme & queer identity.

This program was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which funds the OH's grant program.

Please feel free to contact us if you have questions at 541.994.5485 or email us.