Sitka's 2020/2021 residency program began in October when the first of 30 invited residents from diverse practices and backgrounds arrived. In this fourth Show & Tell event of the season, you will hear from:
Ayla Gizlice is a Turkish-American artist who works primarily in mixed media sculpture and installation. She often works with materials found and collected from her local environment and is interested in the ecological proposition that this labor poses.
Danielle Klebes has exhibited at notable galleries and museums across the United States and in Canada. Her current body of work explores and disrupts ideas of social expectations and gender norms by presenting queer bodies in utopic settings.
Emily Jane Davis is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University, Associate Director of the Ecosystem Workforce Program, and Vice Chair of the Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition. She is a social scientist who analyzes natural resource collaboration, wildfire, public lands policy, and rural community development.
Janet Morrison is Professor of Biology at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), where she conducts plant ecology research with undergraduate students, teaches ecology and botany courses, and has served as Department Chair and in many other leadership roles. Janet’s scientific research program aims to understand how interactions between species drive the structure of ecological communities, particularly within human-transformed, urbanizing landscapes.