Please join us for Words Without Walls.
Caldera’s annual celebration of recent art and goings-on.
First Thursday, June 4th
6 – 8 pm
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.