Ghost Net Landscape by Artist Emily Miller

Monday, October 21 at 1:00pm 5:00pm more dates through October 30, 2019

Kathrin Cawein Gallery 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Oregon 97116

Ghost Net Landscape by Emily Miller opens October 7. 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. 

Ghost Net Landscape by Emily Miller opens October 7. 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 gallery is open Monday-Friday, from 1-5 p.m., through October 31. An opening reception will be held Monday, October 7 from 4-6 p.m.; the closing reception will be held Tuesday, October 29 from 4-6 p.m.

In partnership with Washington County Open Studios, the gallery is also open Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20 from 11-5 p.m.

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.

Event Type

Art & Design, Exhibition, Free

Events Sponsors

RACC

Cost

Free

Website

http://www.ghostnetart.com

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