Caldera presents student art showcase

REDMOND, Ore. - Caldera is pleased to present its 2013 Student Showcase at Edwin Brown Education Center in Redmond.

The 2013 Student Showcase features artwork created during Central Oregon Caldera classes, workshops, and intensive weekends with our middle and high school students.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for the community including the families of our youth to experience the talent and creativity of our students and the diversity of our programming," said Caldera's Executive Director Tricia Snell.

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 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: illustrative self-portraits using the techniques of American contemporary graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene, Shephard Fairey; a time-lapsed video of the Elton Gregory Middle School mural project with Sam Slater; plein air drawings; live stop-animation films; 180 Panoramic Photos; and prints made using a steamroller as a press.

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. Caldera's mission is to be a catalyst for transformation through innovative arts and environmental programs.

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