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Artist to work in Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument

Anna Marie Pavlik, the 2022 artist in residence in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, created this work.

A printmaker from Kentucky will spend two weeks in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument creating art about the monument east of Ashland, according to a press release from the Bureau of Land Management.

Anna Marie Pavlik will spend two weeks in June and early July creating works that focus on the natural and cultural landscape of Cascade-Siskiyou. During her residency, she will also lead a public program, the release said.

Pavlik describes her art as place portraits that visually showcase the essence of a location. Before creating her work, Pavlik observes the location and then sketches, reads and learns about the area. She creates imagery that has layered color and intricate detail.

A reception and presentation for Pavlik will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at the Ashland Food Co-op’s Community Classroom at 300 N. Pioneer St. in Ashland.

“Artists look closely at the way the world works, notice things that others may have missed, challenge ideas and create in a variety of forms,” the BLM release said. “The Bureau of Land Management’s AiR program is founded on the belief that artists can provide new ways to look at and appreciate public lands. Partnerships and shared conservation efforts like the AiR program are a vital way forward in managing sustainable, working public lands.”