History of the Sitka Center
March 20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:55 pm
Presented by Sharon Overton A wildlife sanctuary for artists. A summer camp for grownups. Since 1970, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology has invited people of all ages and abilities to explore their creative potential in a place of rare, protected beauty on the Oregon coast. Now nearing the end of its fifth decade, Sitka is poised to deepen its mission with the recent acquisition of a remote 80-acre property within the Cascade Head Scenic Research Area just north of Lincoln City. In her book, As Natural as the World Will Allow, Portland author Sharon Overton tells the story of Sitka’s founding by artists Frank and Jane Boyden, and its lasting impact on the lives of the people who’ve spent time there. She will share poems, photographs, and artwork reflecting on the connections between art and nature, and illuminating the transformations that can occur when we “listen to the quieter dimensions of ourselves”.