At our Stories of Change fundraisers last year, Caldera presented two fantastic auction packages: a Sisters Rodeo Weekend and an Artists Retreat Weekend that gave participants an opportunity to spend time at our Arts Center on Blue Lake. Read more about the culmination of these two unique experiences below.
Rodeo Weekend 2013
Saturday morning, guests were shuttled into Sisters for the Rodeo parade and pre-rodeo shopping. There was perfect weather and everyone had great seats for the 73rd Annual Sister’s Rodeo. Guests were then driven to the Davis Miracle Farm in Tumalo for cocktails and appetizers followed by a delicious barbecue serenaded by country music. After dinner, there was line dancing and mechanical bull riding at Mavericks Country Bar in Bend.
We would like to thank Duncan and Cindy Campbell for hosting a terrific pre-rodeo party and Gail Hayes-Davis and Mike Davis for hosting a fabulous post-rodeo party! See photos on our facebook page.
Artists Weekend 2013
Caldera’s first ever Artists Weekend captured and shared the magic of our community. As one participant said, “Caldera is a place where I discovered so many new things and at the same time felt strangely at home. The moment you enter Caldera, there is a sense of
Held the first weekend of June, participants enjoyed two 3-hour long workshops, lovely meals served in the Grand Room of Caldera’s Arts Center on Blue Lake, and special readings and presentations both Friday and Saturday nights.
Award winning writer, Ellen Waterston, and, photographer and Portland’s Creative Laureate, Julie Keefe, presented their work Friday night and then taught workshops on Saturday. Workshop participants read and presented what they created in workshops Saturday night after dinner. Throughout the sunny weekend, participants and their guests explored the landscape of Caldera and their own artistic potential. See photos here.
Summer camp is here! We’re looking forward to another wonderful summer out at Blue Lake. Below is more information on our three sessions this year. Please let the main office know if you have questions – 503-937-7594.
Immersion 1: (10 days) Staff arrive: July 13th Camp Session: July 14th-23rd Staff Depart: July 24th
Intense exploration of the arts and emotional/social development while focusing deeply on one specific art form. This 10 day session consists of students going into 11th and 12th grades who have been with the program for several years, and some may also be apprentice students who’ve focused in their discipline weekly throughout the school year. Immersion students will have daily sessions with artists and evening studio time. The daily class sessions with the artist (8 total) are approximately 3 hours long. Studio time is approximately an hour and a half and happens several evenings.
Immersion 2: (10 days) Staff arrive: July 26th Camp Session: July 27th-Aug. 5th Staff Depart: Aug 6th
Exploration and development of skills in two art forms, with special attention given to the emotional/social development issues relevant to the transition from middle school to high school. This 10 day session consists of students going into 9th and 10th grades some have been with the program for several years, and some may be newer to the program. Immersion 2 students will meet with artists every other day and participating in evening studio time. The daily class sessions with the artist (4 total for each group) are approximately 3 hours long. Studio time is approximately an hour and a half and happens several evenings. Artists will teach a session every day but see group A one day and group B the next.
Discovery: (8 days) Staff arrive: Aug 8th Camp Session: Aug. 9th – 16th Staff Depart: Aug 17th
Developing appreciation and experience in multiple art forms and covering components of social and emotional development related to middle school aged youth. Students meet with each of the 4 artists 3 times. Class sessions are approximately one and a half hours each totaling 4.5 hours per art form for the campers. Artists teach 2 sessions a day and will see all students over 2 days of rotations.