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Caldera January 2013 Open Studios

Creativity and community combined for a warm and inspiring afternoon at Caldera Open Studios on Saturday, January 26, 2013. 75+ people filled Caldera Arts Center on Blue Lake to experience music, film, sculpture and literature by Caldera’s 2013 Artists in Residence.


Musician John Berendzen (Portland) began the afternoon presentations by playing a horn suited with digital software and devices that reacted to the angle he moved the horn and unique effects elicited through his computer. John’s performance was followed by The Ford Family Foundation’s Caldera Residency Prize awardees, Crystal Schenk and Shelby Davis (both of Portland), describing what compelled them to carve from wood with chainsaws a life size tiger. The tiger will reside until spring at Caldera in the Grand Room.


Halfway through the afternoon, everyone shifted from the Grand Room to the library for readings by writers Beth Loffreda (Laramie, Wyoming), and Jimmy Newborg (Brooklyn, NY). Beth read from the manuscript she was able to finish while at Caldera about the death of her father and the legacy he left behind as a physicists involved in the Manhattan Project. Jimmy read from his creative non-fiction novel in progress about poet Hart Crane of which he was able to accomplish deep research on during his time at Caldera. The presentations were finished off aptly with a film made by Lani Asuncion, New Haven, Connecticut. Her five-minute abstract film “Three Sisters: Lost Myth” was made at Caldera with many of the January residents featured including music by John Berendzen. To view Lani’s film and share your own personal myth relating to the Three Sisters go to: http://3sistersmyth.wordpress.com/about/. Pictures from the event can be viewed on our facebook page here.


The next Open Studios at Caldera are Saturday, February 23 and Saturday, March 23 from 1 – 3pm. For both dates, House on Metolius is offering a special evening after Open Studios. For more intimate conversation with Caldera’s Artists in Residence, guests can attend a reception and three-course dinner with wine pairings for $45 per person. A night’s stay in the serenity and luxury of House on Metolius after dinner is also available for a special rate of $119 (dbl occupancy). To make reservations call 541.595.6620.


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