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Archive for December, 2009

open studio pix on flickr

Posted on: December 31st, 2009

We’ve just posted pictures from all three of Caldera’s 2009 Artists’ Open Studios events:

Click here to see the pictures.

friends membership

Posted on: December 31st, 2009

The deadline to have your contribution matched is Friday, April 10th!

Become a Friend of Caldera!

The Friends of Caldera  is a membership society for donors that contribute $1,000 annually. The Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund is providing an incentive grant to Caldera matching $1,000 for each new member we add during the campaign (February 1, 2009 – April 10, 2009). Caldera “Friends” will have until December 31, 2009 to fulfill their pledges.

Caldera’s Development office will be happy to structure installment payments.

“Friends of Caldera” will be invited to visit camp on two different Saturdays during the summer and there will be a cocktail reception this fall.

Click here to view or print a pledge card.


The Support of Many is a brief video about Caldera’s programs for youth in both Portland and Central Oregon.

Click here to contribute and become a “Friend of Caldera”
Caldera’s Development office will be happy to structure installment payments.
Caldera is a 501(C) 3 nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible.

Wilson/Bain Video

Posted on: December 31st, 2009

In May and June 2009, Caldera welcomed Bryonn Bain and Reggie Wilson’s Fist and Heel Performance Group. Check out this brief highlight video.

Friends Tour Camp

Posted on: December 31st, 2009

Members of the Friends of Caldera have been visiting our Blue Lake facilities this summer. Caldera Friends Campaign Chair, Dan Wieden, Executive Director Tricia Snell, and Education Director Kirsten Kilchenstein, are leading the tours. Friends of Caldera is a $1,000 per year membership society. Click here to learn more about Friends of Caldera.

2009 Words Without Walls

Posted on: December 31st, 2009

Please join us for Words Without Walls.

Caldera’s annual celebration of recent art and goings-on.

First Thursday, June 4th

6 – 8 pm
Wieden Kennedy,
224 NW 13th Avenue, Portland
(between Davis & Everett)

Drinks & snacks

Meet Caldera students, staff and mentors.
See short film productions from Caldera’s students.

Featuring live painting with artist Chris Haberman

See Caldera students perform alongside:
Grand Slam Poetry Champion Bryonn Bain
Good Sista/Bad Sista

About Words Without Walls

Each year Caldera chooses a specific artistic discipline as its creative focus. This year, Words Without Walls focuses on art that begins with the word–spoken and written. Professional artists from around the country are collaborating with Caldera arts mentors to provide students with a thorough examination of the role and significance of poetry, creative writing, and spoken word performance, helping them develop confidence in their voices, opinions, and creative abilities.

Bryonn Bain is Brooklyn’s own prison activist, hip hop artist, spoken word poet, author, actor and educator.  Described by Cornel West as an artist who “…speaks his truth with a power we desperately need to hear,” Bain hosts BET-J’s award-winning talk show My Two Cents.

Wrongfully imprisoned during his second year at Harvard Law, Bryonn sued the NYPD, was interviewed by Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes, and wrote The Village Voice cover story  —  “Walking While Black”  — which drew the largest response in the history of the nation’s most widely read progressive newspaper.