Caldera present its 2014 Student Showcase at Edwin Brown Education Center in Redmond on Saturday, May 17 from 2–5pm. A presentation will begin at 3pm. The 2014 Student Showcase features artwork created during Central Oregon Caldera classes, workshops and intensive weekends with middle and high school students.
“Student showcases give our youth the chance to share their voices, views and accomplishments with their families and friends. It’s also a great time for Caldera friends and supporters to meet the youth and touch the magic of what they do,” said Caldera’s Executive Director Tricia Snell. “And while the showcases feature some wonderful art, what we are really celebrating is the personal and creative journey of each student.”
All of the artwork in the Student Showcase was produced during the rich activities provided year round and free of charge throughout the school year. Middle school students involved through one of five partner schools in Bend, Madras and Redmond take part in Caldera classes once a week. Every year Caldera brings a professional artist to its partner schools to work for a week with all the students of the school. High school students take part in Saturday workshops with Caldera’s Artists in Residence and in unique arts activities. Both middle and high school students are transported to Camp Caldera twice a year to immerse in a variety of arts workshops for a weekend.
Artwork at the Showcase includes: stop motion animation videos, collaborative drawings, photography, printmaking and murals all created with the theme of The Geography of We: mapping story, imagination and place.
Established in 1996 by Dan Wieden, co-founder of the Portland-based international ad agency Wieden+Kennedy, Caldera is a nonprofit arts organization that supports children with limited opportunities through long-term mentoring and arts learning, as well as provides fully subsidized residencies to professional artists. Caldera’s mission is to be a catalyst for transformation through innovative arts and environmental programs.