Ghost Net Landscape

“Ghost Net Landscape” by Emily Miller opens Oct. 7 at the Kathrin Cawein Gallery inside Scott Hall. 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 reusing 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. The exhibition is on display Monday through Friday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., through Oct. 31.

An opening reception will be held Monday, Oct. 7th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; the closing reception will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. In partnership with Washington County Open Studios, the gallery is also open Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 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.