Pete Moran is an artist from upstate New York, and one of eight Sitka Fellows in the community this summer. Moran graduated college as an engineer, and worked on both aircraft systems and a driverless car. Now a sculptor, he says art and engineering are two ways of asking the same question. He spoke with KCAW’s Robert Woolsey.
The Morning Interview
Moran: Asking the same question through engineering and art
After 53 years of continuous service, the turbines at Sitka’s Blue Lake Hydro plant are quiet. Walt Dangel, one of the original powerhouse operators at Blue Lake, threw the switches turning off the plant in a small decommissioning ceremony Monday morning (8-18-14). Dangel was assisted by Frank Rogers, Sitka’s senior plant operator. The two old turbines produce a combined 6 megawatts of power. They’re being replaced by three new turbines that will produce 16 megawatts. more
Sitka Fellow Rachel Baxter discusses her work as a multimedia artist and printmaker. Baxter will host a free experimental drawing workshop on Wednesday, August 20th, at 7:30p.m. The workshop will focus on fumage, the act of drawing with smoke. more