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Caldera Announces 2018 Artists in Residence

Posted on: November 17th, 2017

Caldera is honored to announce the 21 dynamic and diverse artists from around the country who will be participating in our 16th group of Artists in Residence (AiR). These artists will each be spending a month this winter (January, February, and March) creating, living, collaborating, performing, and teaching at our Arts Center near Sisters, Oregon. 

 

Residencies are awarded based on a competitive application process that is open to artists from all disciplines. For many artists, residencies are a vital part of the artistic process, giving them time and space to focus, untethered by daily distractions, in a community of artists who can enhance reflection and energize new work in unexpected ways, while surrounded by a landscape different than their home environment. In 2018, residents will create new works in Japanese drumming, sculpture, dance, graphic non-fiction, fiber arts, jazz, poetry, film, and many other genres.

 

In addition to their personal artistic practice, Artists in Residence are integrated into Caldera’s year-round Youth Program by teaching workshops to high school students in Central Oregon. AiR will also teach free public writing workshops through a partnership with Deschutes Public Library. Workshops for the public will include comics, devotional writing, and using humor in fiction. Details and registration information will be available soon on Caldera’s website.

 

Maesie Speer, Arts Center Programs Manager, says, “This group of artists brings a diversity of perspectives, experiences and artistic practices to Central Oregon. One of our values at Caldera is lifelong learning, and we are happy to partner with other organizations to connect these creative individuals with the public through workshops and our Open Studios events. If you’ve never been to our Arts Center, Open Studios are a great opportunity to visit and engage with artists making vital, contemporary work.”

 

Doors to the Arts Center (31500 Blue Lake Dr., Sisters) open to the public for Caldera’s Artists in Residence Open Studios on January 27, February 24, and March 24 from 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. AiR, as well as Caldera students, share their work with the public through presentations and performances. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

 

Caldera’s AiR Program is also one of the few in the nation that supports parent artists by allowing children and an additional caretaker to accompany an Artist in Residence during their stay. Caldera Programs Director Elizabeth Quinn notes that, “This year, there will be a record number of parent artists. As a nonprofit committed to the development of young people, the support of parent artists is a natural and powerful extension of our work.” Quinn also notes that, “It’s critical that our programs are as accessible as possible to all artists and supportive of their families. We can’t wait to welcome six families in 2018!”

 

2018 Caldera Artists in Residence

Click here for more information on all our 2018 AiR. 

 

JANUARY RESIDENTS

Leland Cheuk, Literary Arts (Brooklyn, NY)

Masayoshi Ishikawa, Performing Arts (Saint Peter, MN)

Palmarin Merges, Visual Arts (Beaverton, OR)

Marina Peng, Visual Arts (St. Louis, MO)

Carolina Pfister, Media Arts (Portland, OR)

Blanca Villalobos, Performing Arts (Portland, OR)

Tali Weinberg, Visual Arts (Tulsa, OK)

 

FEBRUARY RESIDENTS

Eroyn Franklin, Literary Arts (Seattle, WA)

Michelle Fujii, Performing Arts (Portland, OR)

Tessa Hulls, Visual Arts (Port Townsend, WA)

Bill Cravis, Visual Arts (Bend, OR)

Ryan Sullivan, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

Nina Vichayapai, Visual Arts (San Bruno, CA)

Jessica Yen, Literary Arts (Portland, OR)

 

MARCH RESIDENTS

Amna Ahmad, Literary Arts (Brooklyn, NY)

Nika Blasser, Visual Arts (Pendleton, OR)

Tamar Ettun, Performing Arts (Brooklyn, NY)

Leora Fridman, Literary Arts (Berkeley, CA)

Jason Graham, Visual/Performing Arts (Bend, OR)

Sarah Maria Medina, Literary Arts (Seattle, WA)

Heather Sparks, Visual Arts (Portland, OR)

 

Caldera Partners with Cross-Cultural Arts Initiative, OneBeat, to bring 25 Young International Musicians to Central Oregon

Posted on: September 12th, 2017

Main_poster1Caldera welcomes cultural ambassadors OneBeat to Central Oregon this fall. OneBeat is a public-private cultural diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. The OneBeat fellows this year are 25 young and adventurous musicians from 17 countries who are coming together to explore how the arts can renew and restore perspectives, spaces, and societies.  

 

OneBeat kicks off their month-long US tour with an in-depth two and a half week residency at Caldera Arts Center. Caldera’s artist residencies allow musicians and other artists time and space away from their usual environment and obligations to reflect, research, test, and create while living and immersing themselves in our land and facilities on Blue Lake near Sisters, Oregon. OneBeat fellows will be creating musical events for specific spaces, sites, and communities that go beyond the typical concert tour. Its work will embody the spirit of creative collaboration and of music as social practice.

 

During their residency at Caldera, OneBeat will perform for the local community on Saturday, September 30 at The Belfry in Sisters ($10 adults, $5 students), and on Friday, October 6 at The Suttle Lodge in Sisters (free admission). Both performances will be begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.

 

Additionally, youth Caldera serves through its year-round program will have an opportunity to collaborate with OneBeat during the residency. They will share their combined musical creativity at Caldera’s annual Stories of Change fundraiser on Saturday, October 7 at the Caldera Arts Center. Seating is limited and tickets are available by contacting Michelle Meyer, Development Director, at Michelle.Meyer@CalderaArts.org or 503.937.3065.

 

“It’s a unique experience for Caldera youth to partner with these talented musicians from all over the globe. In addition to the creative and musical collaboration, we hope that the students and the community come away with a greater understanding of how music can help us engage civically and build healthy communities, prosperous societies, and a more peaceful world,” said Caldera Executive Director Brian Detman.

 

This year’s fellows include South African vocalist Nonku Phiri; Aisaana Omorova, a komuz (traditional three-stringed strummed instrument) player from Kyrgyzstan; Chicago-based producer Elijah Jamal; and Belorussian producer and singer Natalia Kuznetskaya.

 

OneBeat previously visited Caldera in 2015 for a three-day residency where their fellows presented workshops and performances in the community of Warm Springs, as well as at Pilot Butte Middle School and Sisters Middle School. They also did a community performance in Sisters that was co-presented by Caldera and the Sisters Folk Festival. “It’s an honor to host and work with OneBeat again. We hope to continue this fantastic partnership for years to come,” said Detman. 

 

OneBeat uses person-to-person interaction, improvisation, and collaboration to encourage and refresh international ties between Americans, American artists, and creative minds from all over the world. It’s a grassroots way to build a different kind of diplomatic dialogue that deepens trust, builds networks, and creates opportunities that promote entrepreneurship and creative leaders.

 

“There is so much talk fueled by fear and anger these days, delivered incessantly through our phones, laptops, televisions. It’s imperative to counter these narratives, and to me that means interacting with people face to face, trying our best to connect in deeply honest, sometimes challenging ways,” says Found Sound Nation’s Elena Moon Park. “The process of collaboratively creating original music and art does this — it necessitates dialogue and compromise, listening and sharing, vulnerability and humility.”

 

After Central Oregon, OneBeat will continue their tour with stops in Idaho (in partnership with Treefort Music Festival and the City of Boise), Wyoming (in partnership with Jackson’s KHOL radio), and Colorado, concluding in a series of special events coordinated with Ft. Collins’ bustling local scene.  

 

About OneBeat

OneBeat is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, & produced by Bang on a Can’s Found Sound Nation. Since its inaugural year in 2012, OneBeat has invited 140 musicians from 41 countries and territories to the U.S., visited 26 U.S. communities in 14 states, produced 75 free and low-cost public performances for more than 25,000 people in the United States, and collaborated with over 5,500 students, teachers, and leaders in U.S. schools and community organizations. More information can be found here: http://1beat.org.

 

OneBeat 2017 Event Schedule

CENTRAL OREGON: Presented in partnership with Caldera

Saturday, September 30: The Belfry (Sisters, OR)

Friday, October 6: The Suttle Lodge (Sisters, OR)

Saturday, October 7: Caldera Arts Center (Sisters, OR), Stories of Change Fundraiser. (Tickets must be purchased prior to event.)

 

BOISE, ID: Presented in partnership with Treefort and City of Boise

Tuesday, October 10: Linen Building

Wednesday, October 11: The Olympic

 

JACKSON, WY: Presented in partnership with KHOL radio

Friday, October 13: Center for the Arts

 

FORT COLLINS, CO: Presented in partnership with The Music District

Thursday, October 19: The Lincoln Center

Friday, October 20: Colorado State University

Friday, October 20: Live film score at The Lyric

Friday, October 20: The Artery

Saturday, October 21: The Armory

Saturday, October 21: The Lyric Afterparty

Plus a week of film screenings at The Lyric and interactive public events throughout downtown Fort Collins Thursday–Saturday.

 

2017 Geography of We Workbook and Webpages Released!

Posted on: July 18th, 2017

Pages from GeographyofWe_Year4_final_spreads-2We’re excited to announce the release of our fourth Geography of We workbook and webpages! 

 

Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, this year’s webpages and workbook highlight both the creative process and final artwork of student projects in Central Oregon, Portland, and during Camp Caldera around our 2016–2017 theme “Fire–Spark, Ignite, and Transform“. 

 

We hope that you’ll explore the webpages alongside this year’s companion workbook, which has instructions on how you can create similar creative projects on your own, and has space for brainstorming ideas and writing reflections.

 

The Geography of We is Caldera’s ongoing multilayered, interdisciplinary project focused on deepening learning and offering variety over the seven-year period that Caldera works with youth in middle and high school.

 

This year (July 2016–June 2017)youth focused on storytelling techniques that ranged from traditional forms to cutting-edge digital media. Professional artists in film, animation, photography, writing, music, painting, sculpture, and design guided students through the exploration of their creativity while focusing on a central theme of the fire and transformation. Each year, Geography of We is focused on one of seven environmental themes. 

 

You can view all four years of Geography of We workbooks below:

Year 1 (July 2013 through June 2014): LAND–The Geography of We: The Mapping of Story, Memory, and Place

Year 2 (July 2014 through June 2015): WILDLIFE–The Geography of We: Humans, Wildlife, and the Habitats We Share

Year 3 (July 2015 through June 2016): SUN–The Geography of We: The Sun–Our Solar Constant

Year 4 (July 2016 through June 2017): FIRE–The Geography of We: Fire–Spark, Ignite, and Transform

 

Please email us at Caldera@CalderaArts.org if you’d like your own 2016-2017 printed workbook (or any of our previous years) and we’d be happy to mail one to you. 

 

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Central Oregon Alumni Party

Posted on: January 24th, 2017

Have you been a part of Caldera in the past? Been a teaching artist, mentor, or camp staff? Are you a current Caldera 12th grader? Please join us for the rescheduled Central Oregon Alumni Party on Sunday, March 26 at our Arts Center from 4 p.m.–7 p.m.

 

RSVP by March 21 to Smallz (Meg Ball) at 541.279.0818 or Meg.Ball@CalderaArts.org and view our Facebook event here.

 

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March Open Studios

Posted on: December 16th, 2016

For more information on the Artists in Residence presenting at our March Open Studios, click here

 

 

February Open Studios

Posted on: December 11th, 2016

For more information on the Artists in Residence presenting at our February Open Studios, click here

 

 

Portland Alumni Party

Posted on: December 8th, 2016

Have you been a part of Caldera in the past? Been a teaching artist, mentor, or camp staff? Are you a current Caldera senior student? Please join us for our rescheduled Annual Alumni Party on Friday, February 10 at our Portland Office (1227 NW Davis St.) from 5 p.m.–8 p.m.

 

RSVP by February 6 to Smallz (Meg Ball) at 541.279.0818 or Meg.Ball@CalderaArts.org and view our Facebook event here.

 

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January Open Studios

Posted on: December 7th, 2016

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For more information on the Artists in Residence presenting at our January Open Studios, click here and please share the Facebook event with your friends and family. 

 

 

Share Your Caldera Stories and Memories

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016

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Click here to view stories from other members of the Caldera community and to watch instructional mini films about how to record your own.  

 

Portland Student Showcase

Posted on: May 11th, 2016

                    

Visit our Facebook event page for details and to share with your friends.