Cawein Gallery Hosts Interactive Exhibition Using Marine Debris
For four weeks, visitors to the Kathrin Cawein Gallery on Pacific University’s Forest Grove Campus can work alongside artist Emily Miller to create their own pieces made from plastic debris pulled from the ocean as well as from fishing rope and nets.
Miller’s “Ghost Net Landscape” opens Oct. 7 and will feature the artist’s finished sculptures created from the 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 Pacific Hall at Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, Ore. The gallery is open Monday-Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31. In partnership with Washington County Open Studios, the exhibition will also be open Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
An opening reception will be held Monday, Oct. 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. The closing reception will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 4 to 6 p.m.
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.