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Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Emily Spalding is an American bassist, singer, songwriter, and composer. Her accolades include five Grammy Awards, a Boston Music Award, and a Soul Train Music Award.

“Through the creation of Nature’s Point, Laila Davis has curated space for

artists to rest or work, and be supported in both as we explore how our

practice and projects may be of service to the healing of our relationship with each other, ourselves, the land, its history, and its peoples. 


While in personal and collaborative residency there, I experienced deep re-orienting, healing, and inspirational vision for my works, and my life path. 

I’m very grateful to Laila (and her partner Mike) for how they host residency and/or specific projects,  and look forward to witnessing what all emerges from the artists who continue to visit and create there.”  

~esperanza spalding

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Ganavya Doraiseamy

Ganavya Iyer Doraiswamy known mononymously as Ganavya, is an American-born Indian vocalist, scholar and multi-disciplinary artist.

That chapel is a womb, one that I keep aching to return to. Practically speaking, the acoustics are perhaps unparalleled in their giving, generosity, and warmth.


A space that has seen innumerable prayers, the air is somehow tranquil and full: it fulfills the aching in artists for a space that is at once both dynamic and quiet, old and new, large yet small, empty, yet full— it is a space that can only be understood once it is visited, once it has been played in.


I do not have the words to describe the magic of the chapel at Nature’s Point Center for Creative Expression. But it is my hope that I can bring every artist I love to this space so that they can feel the depth of its support.

It is my hope that as many musicians and artists as possible will find the peace, love, and Spirit that I found at the Chapel. I hope you are able to visit it as soon as possible and confirm what I have written.

~Ganavya Doraiswamy

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Mythili Prakash

Mythili Prakash belongs to a new generation of classical Indian dancers. She is one of the most celebrated and respected young Bharata Natyam dancer/choreographers today.

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Anya Yermakova

Anya Yermakova is a composer, sound artist, and historian/philosopher of logic. In her body-centric methods, she employs acousmatic material, archival traces, and performance research, with the aim of enlivening the non-binary constructs beneath//above the forceful binarism in the world today. Recently she defended her Ph.D. in History of Science and in Critical Media Practice at Harvard. Presently she is the artist/scholar-in-residence with the Ocean Memory Project.

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Breathtaking..! Words cannot describe how beautiful and powerful this land is. Take the time to hike on the will not regret it. You will feel as if you're in the middle of a National Geographic magazine and the land will remind you, you are in ITS home......Shannon

This place is perfect for any gathering! It's a beautifully refurbished church with personal, overnight spaces and two floors with several choices of gathering spaces. They have put purposeful thought into this totally updated facility to that a large group can have a grand gathering space and also private....Bobbie

Perfect spot for tranquility. Well situated to head off to adventure biking, hiking, rafting etc. true gem. We’ll be back!!! This was a wonderful property in a beautiful location. We couldn't have asked for more!........  Ian

Laila’s property is absolutely amazing. If you’re looking for tranquility and starry skies, then this is the place for you. Oregon scenic bikeway goes right past the cabin and features amazing waterfalls and swimming holes if you’re into biking. ...... George

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