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Josie Sigler

The fall cohort of artists- and scientists-in-residence at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology will reveal the fruits of their labors at a Resident Show & Tell this Saturday, Jan. 5.

Tucked in the forest near Cascade Head, the Sitka Center is an ideal location for artists and scientists to withdraw from the distractions of daily life, find the solitude needed to push through their creative boundaries and chase their artistic pursuits.

Saturday's Show & Tell will feature presentations by residents including Kristen Densmore, a visual artist who uses photography, fiber arts and mixed media to explore the complex and interconnected relationship between humans and nature.

Other residents sharing their work include Bruce Byers, an ecologist, independent consultant and writer working at the interface of ecology and sustainable development; Soraya Perry, a multimedia artist raised in Lebanon and the US, who is studying how melody can help people tell stories; Josie Sigler, author of "The Galaxie and Other Rides," a collection of stories, and "living must bury," a book of poems that won the Motherwell Prize; and Jay Sibara, an assistant professor of English at Colby College, who is working on a collection of nonfiction essays that explore transgender identity, health and living on the road.

The event, which is free and open to all, will begin at 1 pm, with light refreshments in the Boyden Studio. The Sitka Center for Art and Ecology is located just north of Lincoln City. Take Three Rocks Road from Highway 101 and follow the signs.

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