ANOTHER NEW BOOK: INCIDENT AT DESERET | SEE DETAILS IN POST FROM SEPTEMBER 3, 2014

ANOTHER NEW BOOK: INCIDENT AT DESERET | SEE DETAILS IN POST FROM SEPTEMBER 3, 2014
This is the new Spaceheater Editions title Vergangenheitsbewältigung by Gladys Garcia (Coming November 2016)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Playa Residency in April 2015

While I was in New York last week, I found out that I was accepted for a residency at Playa Summer Lake, an amazing artists' residency in south-central Oregon. I will be there the month of April, 2015. I am grateful and really looking forward to it.

The description from the website is:

"Located at the northwestern edge of the Great Basin in south-central Oregon, PLAYA sits at the base of Winter Ridge, which rises to 7,200 feet. Summer Lake is directly to the east of PLAYA, which lies at an elevation of 4,200 feet. Summer Lake, 20 miles long and five miles wide, is a playa, a seasonal desert lake. It is shallow in the winter, and evaporates in the summer."


 A number of people who are friends were there this past summer, Bea Nettles, Terri Warpinski, and Dan Mayer, and from what I have heard they all found it a wonderful experience.

 Again, from their website:

"At the north end of Summer Lake, the state-owned Summer Lake Wildlife Area is one of the finest desert wetlands in Oregon. It is a destination for birds and birders year-round. The surrounding semi-arid terrain has diverse wildlife and a varied geology. Thousands of years of human use of the Summer Lake basin has left a rich record of human habitation. Weather varies with wind, snow, rain, and sun.

Lake County, with a population of about 8,000 and over 8,000 square miles, is Oregon’s only county without a stoplight. Ranching, outdoor recreation, government land management, and a developing alternative energy industry are the primary economic base. Lake County was featured in a recent High Country News story, “Rural Oregon timber county seeks economic revival through renewables
.”

The place seems quite wonderful, with natural finish building structures.



I'm very much looking forward to the drive there in the Spring and getting a lot of work done while I am in the residency.