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Art Watch 3/16-3/23 

Caldera Open Studios

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Caldera's Artist Residency Program at Blue Lake will host an open house on Saturday, March 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. Artists in residence and the youth participating in the program will share their creative processes and creations with the community in a friendly, warm environment.

The beautiful Caldera Arts Center in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range, 16 miles west of Sisters, is surrounded by the Deschutes National Forest. The Arts Center, on the shores of Blue Lake, is opened each winter to artists and creative thinkers from multiple disciplines who are awarded month-long residencies. Artists in any discipline, scientists, engineers, and designers who have established themselves beyond university training, are invited to apply.

The March artists in residence, who will be featured at the open studios on March 26, have made their marks in many disciplines. Amory Abbott specializes in visual arts with a focus on illustration inspired by wilderness and mythology. Turiya Autry is an author, artist and educator who is in residence for poetry. Sash Bischoff is a playwright from New York; Kristina Marie Darling, from Baldwin, Mo., is becoming known for poetry and hybrid prose. Alex Hirsch is a painter from Portland; Annie Varnot, from Brooklyn, N.Y., is a sculptor and installation artist; and Lu Yim, from Portland, is a performing artist in residence for dance and choreography. Full bios can be found on the Caldera website, calderaarts.org.

The artists in residence are given the gift of time and a peaceful place to be creative, with 24-hour access to studios set in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Year-round, Caldera is a catalyst for the transformation of underserved youth through innovative art and environmental programs and a summer nature camp to 150 youth through Camp Caldera. Caldera's permanent staff is divided between Portland and Central Oregon, and the nonprofit achieves its mission through the support of individuals, businesses, foundations and grants.

Caldera Art Center's Open Studios

31500 Blue Lake Dr, Sisters

Sat., March 26, 1-3 p.m.

Free

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