Tag: Sitka Fellows

Microphone in hand, Gibson unearths traditions of the land

Sarah Gibson is an oral historian and musician who lives in North Carolina. Gibson is one of six Sitka Fellows in residency this month at the Island Institute this summer. Raised in a rural community in Vermont, Gibson is compelled by land and people, and how the relationship between the two expresses itself in traditional arts and storytelling. Gibson will be leading a how-to oral history workshop tomorrow (09-27-15) at 7 p.m. in Fraser Hall, teaching participants how to do interviews with loved ones and neighbors. Downloadable audio.

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Artist dives into ocean ecology (and dances with sea lions)

Ellie Schmidt is a visual artist and one of the six Sitka Fellows in residence at the Island Institute this summer. She uses feminist ideas and a variety of media, from underwater photography and video mapping to ceramics, to tackle ecological issues, with special emphasis on living in an era of climate change. Tomorrow (08-20-15), Schmidt will lead an improvisational dance workshop called “How to Dance with Sea Lions.” Downloadable audio.

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