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Ghost Net Landscape by Emily Miller
October 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until October 31, 2019
“Ghost Net Landscape” by Emily Miller opens October 7th at the Kathrin Cawein Gallery. The collaborative exhibit will feature Emily Miller’s finished sculptures created from plastic marine debris (“ghost net”) as well as over 1,000 pounds of unprocessed fishing rope and net.
For four weeks, Emily will be working in the gallery alongside visitors, processing the materials and creating finished sculptures. Artists and visitors of any artistic ability are encouraged to visit the space, experiment with the material, and create their own pieces. At the end of the exhibit, visitors are encouraged to take materials home — continuing the idea of sustainable use of reclaimed materials.
The sculptures, or baskets, begin as fishing rope washed ashore on the beaches of Maine, Oregon, and Kauai. Cleaned, unraveled, and restitched, the colorful rope becomes a collection of unique baskets accented with local stones and other treasures.
The Kathrin Cawein Gallery is located in Scott Hall at Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, from 1-5 PM, through October 31st. An opening reception will be held Monday, October 7th from 4-6 PM; the closing reception will be held Tuesday, October 29th from 4-6 PM.
In partnership with Washington County Open Studios, the gallery is also open Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th from 11-5 PM.
Join Artist Emily Miller to make a visible difference in marine conservation, transforming dangerous marine waste into objects of value.
The Ghost Net Landscape exhibit will be a collaborative gallery space in partnership with CALC, Eden Acres, Pacific University, SOLVE Oregon, Oregon State Parks, Surfrider Kauai, Port of Grays Harbor, and Ocean Gold Seafood. The exhibit is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.