Nancy P’s is celebrating its first opening reception on Friday, September 5, 5–7pm. On display, in collaboration with Caldera, the Sunriver Nature Center and the Clabough Foundation, will be Caldera student artwork.
“This exciting collaboration has produced wonderful work by our students,” said Tricia Snell, Caldera’s executive director. “We are thrilled to share the creative inspiration of youth with the community of Bend in September at Nancy P’s.”
The artwork, created during Camp Caldera, was inspired from bird and reptile visits by the Sunriver Nature Center and by Caldera’s annual environmental theme: Humans, Wildlife and the Habitats We Share, and supported in part by a grant from the Clabough Foundation. Works on display will include printmaking, photography, drawing and video.
Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative year-round art and environmental programs. The youth programs provide underserved Oregon children with year-round, long-term mentoring through arts and nature projects, beginning at age 11 and continuing every week through young adulthood. Caldera works with students in 12 partner schools: six in the Portland metro area; and six in Central Oregon and at its summer camp located in Blue Lake outside of Sisters.
Established in 1996 by Dan Wieden, co-founder of the Portland, Oregon-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.
Student artwork will hang at Nancy P’s at 1054 NW Milwaukee Ave, Bend from September 5-29.