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Recap: East Meets West: A Curated Residency

The 2013 Artist in Residence season at Caldera wrapped up with the departure of East Meets West artists (a special curated residency of Oregon visual artists) at the end of April.

Empowered by the Golden Spot Award from The Ford Family Foundation, Caldera’s East meets West was a special two-week residency that brought together artists from the east and west sides of the state: Terry Gloeckler, Bend; Ryan LaBar, Joseph; Dana Lynn Louis, Portland; Andy Myers, Corvallis (born & raised in LaGrande); and Whitney Nye, Portland. With a belief in an aesthetic influence of place, artists working near each other and interacting the last two weeks were a conduit for exchange of knowledge and creative intuition. For more information on each of the artists, visit our Current Roster page.

Collaborations were the theme of the two-week residency. With artists creating work together and with Caldera students in the Progressive Platter Project where extraordinary works of art were created by the East meets West residents and Caldera High School students. The platters will be on display during special student showcases and during First Thursday in September at Caldera’s Portland office. They will be auctioned off at the Stories of Change events coming this fall. To see photos from and learn more about the Progressive Platter Project, visit our student blog – calderastudentblog.tumblr.com.

The Ford Family Foundation was established in 1957 by Kenneth W. and Hallie E. Ford. Its mission is “successful citizens and vital rural communities’ in Oregon and Siskiyou County, California. The Foundation is located in Roseburg, Oregon, with a scholarship office in Eugene.

Below: AiR with Central Oregon students beginning the Progressive Platter Project.

2013 East Meets West Artists with Students for Platter Project

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