exhibits: Ghost Net Landscape: All the Fish in the Sea
October 7-31, 2019 exhibit at Cawein Gallery, Oregon
Kathrin Cawein Gallery
Pacific University (front corner of Scott Hall)
2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116
Open: Mon-Fri, 1-5pm
PLUS Open Studio weekend: Oct 19-20, 11am-5pm
Opening Reception: Oct 7, 4-6pm
Closing Reception: Oct 29, 4-6pm
The second edition of Ghost Net Landscape was held for 4 weeks at the Kathrin Cawein Gallery on the campus of Pacific University, Oregon. The exhibit acted as a solo show and month-long artist residency, during which time I transformed the gallery with over 220 artworks created in daily collaboration with 300+ students and community members.
The project was integrated into the curriculum of 15 high school and university classes, from Philosophy to Art History and Environmental Studies. 200+ unique fishes were created during class sessions in the gallery and added to a growing school of fish hanging from the gallery ceiling and walls. Several student groups initiated their own collaborative projects, including a workshop for creating string bags / produce bags, re-usable sugar skull decorations for Dia de los Muertos led by the Hispanic Heritage Association, monthly club meeting / art night for Students for Environmental Activism, a collaboration with at-risk high schoolers from Create Alternative School, and a ghost net hula performance in collaboration with Na Haumana O Hawaii.
More video: 1-day timelapse at Cawein Gallery · 4-week timelapse at Cawein Gallery · Closing Reception Artist Talk
Ghost Net Landscape at Cawein Gallery was funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council, Forest Grove Public Arts Commission, and Forest Grove Sustainability Commission.
© 2020 Emily Miller fine art - Ocean-inspired artwork from Oregon & Kauai.