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The Invisibility Project

Posted on: December 31st, 2010

The Invisibility Project

Caldera is pleased to announce a student art exhibition at Central Oregon Community College’s Pickney Gallery featuring works from Caldera’s Central Oregon middle and high school students.

Invisibility Project Exhibition

Thursday, March 4, 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Central Oregon Community College, Pickney Gallery

2600 N.W. College Way, Bend, OR 97701

Refreshments will be served.

The exhibit will be on display through March 30, 2010

Create! Don’t Hate

Posted on: December 31st, 2010

Tolerance Billboard Project Show

Throughout the city of Portland, billboards designed by teenagers will be replacing advertisements with messages of tolerance. This project is titled “Create. Don’t Hate!” and gives students the opportunity to work with design professionals to create meaningful communication in their neighborhoods.

Create! Don’t Hate is a Design Ignites CHange Youth Mentoring Initiative built around the theme of tolerance. designigniteschange.org

Design Ignites Change partnered with Michael Etter of re:active to bring together mentors and students from across the Portland area. Project partners include re:active, AIGA Portland, Caldera ARts, p:ear, and Open Meadow as well as local design groups: The Cary Design Group, Makelike, Nike, Plazm, Pop Art & Obsessive Consumption.

This show is a benefit for re:active magazine.

Show opens with artists’ reception, March 5, 2010 from 6-9pm

Show closes March 26, 2010 free admission

Caldera Friends Events

Posted on: December 31st, 2010

The Friends of Caldera  is a membership society for donors that contribute $1,000 annually. Pledges received by May 1, 2010 will be matched by the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund!

Please join us for an informative and lively reception to learn about Caldera and our newest projects, meet Caldera students and hear about the Friends of Caldera campaign.

Featuring: Dan Wieden, founder of Caldera and a Caldera student

in Bend: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, tbd Loft 856 NW Bond Street Bend (Please RSVP to rene@tbdagency.com Or call (541) 388-7558)

in Portland: Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Wieden & Kennedy 224 NW 13th Avenue Portland (Please RSVP to matt.hansink@wk.com Or call (503) 937-7510)

Click here to view or print a pledge card. (need url and/or pledge card pdf)

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

Call (503) 937-7510 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.

Friends Event Pix

Posted on: December 31st, 2010

We’ve posted pictures from our recent Friends of Caldera event in Portland. Thanks to all of our guests! Thanks also to Southpark Seafood Grill and Wine for generously donating the food for this event.

The Friends of Caldera is a membership society for donors that contribute $1,000 annually. Pledges received by May 1, 2010 will be matched by the Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund!

Click here to view or print a pledge card. (need url and/or pdf of pledge card)

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

Call (503) 937-7510 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.

Caldera Chai with Steven Smith Teamaker

Posted on: December 31st, 2010

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TWIST, Caldera, and Steven Smith Teamaker came together in spring 2010 for a unique workshop as a part of Caldera’s Creative Industry Partner Initiative. A group of Caldera high school students from Central Oregon and Portland worked closely with teamaker Steven Smith to design a unique Caldera Chai blend.

The students each created their own blend of chai, using various black teas and spices. They then conducted a secret taste test to find the blend they liked best. The final formula (concocted by student, IDK) became the signature “Caldera Chai” blend. After the workshop, Steven re-created the blend for a limited 100-box series. The students and the Smith Teamaker team packaged all of the tea that was sold at TWIST. 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of Caldera Chai was donated back to support Caldera!

Below is a short film about the production of Caldera Chai.

 

OBT and Caldera

Posted on: December 31st, 2010

Thanks to Oregon Ballet Theatre, our sponsors, and guests for a wonderful series of events at Caldera’s Hearth Arts Center in Central Oregon. Stay tuned for pictures and videos from the residency and performances.

This project was made possible by the generosity of Starview Foundation, Roundhouse Foundation, Metolius River Association, Lake Creek Lodge, Black Butte Ranch and Five Pine Lodge.

Footwear Design

Posted on: December 31st, 2010

Caldera student, Sade, joined aspiring designers from all over the world in the Pensole footwear design camp. Pensole is headed by D’Wayne Edwards, Footwear Design Director for Nike’s Brand Jordan (pictured with Sade).

Sade’s project is to design a boot that derives from the Wellington boots of South African miners, who worked in horrendous conditions during apartheid in South Africa.  They were not allowed to communicate with each other verbally, so they developed a way of communicating by making their chains clink and slapping the sides of their boots.  This evolved, after apartheid ended, into a dance that the community did on the streets and at celebrations, in wellington boots.  Her boot is designed to be acoustically excellent for this dance, as well as be lighter, closer fitting, breathable, offering better balance (all to make the movement of dance easier), and also to be made in the colours of Oprah Winfrey’s girls’ school uniforms (green).  She envisions Oprah helping to get the boots produced and distributed…

She did this as part of a two-week design workshop that D’Wayne Edwards taught at U of O White Stag building, at which there were diverse designers from age 14 to 55 from all over the country and a few from abroad.  A great aspect of the project is that all these designers will now be friends and can develop their own network…

U of O course description:  This studio is open to students with previous design experience but little or no  footwear design experience. Due to the intensive nature of this course, this exciting  footwear design program is open to students through instructor approval only.  Students selected to participate in this two-week summer fellowship attend class for  four hours each day, then are expected to commit four hours to out-of-class work.  During this program, students experience what it is like to have a summer internship at a major footwear corporation and acquire the skills necessary to jump-start their  footwear design careers.

 

Stories of Change

Posted on: December 31st, 2010

Stories of Change event with Myrlie Evers-Williams was a great success!

Click here to for a photo gallery from the event courtesy of Roll35.com.

Visit our “Stories of Change” page and watch our video message from Myrlie Evers-Williams.

2010 Words Without Walls

Posted on: December 31st, 2010

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
Madgesdiq

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.

2010 Annual Art Exhibition

Posted on: December 31st, 2010

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Annual Art Exhibition

Caldera students create change through art and design.

The Invisibility Project » Student short-film productions including Your Voice Communications Technology Animation in partnership with LAIKA/house
Caldera Chai tea-making collaboration with Steven Smith Teamaker and TWIST.

First Thursday, June 3
6-8 p.m.

Join us early at 5:30 p.m. for the premiere screening of Caldera’s Your Voice Communications Technology film created in partnership with the Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission.

at Mercy Corps Action Center
28 SW First Avenue, Portland
(please use the 45 SW Ankeny Entrance)

drinks, snacks, music and more