exhibits: Ghost Net Landscape: Ocean Goddess
May 2 - June 23, 2019 exhibit at Elisabeth Jones Art Center, Oregon
Elisabeth Jones Art Center
516 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR 97209
Open: Wed-Sun, 12-5pm
Opening Reception: May 2, 5-8pm. Performance at 7pm
Closing Ceremony & Performance: June 23, 5pm
During the first edition of Ghost Net Landscape, I invited over a dozen artists to lead their own projects in collaboration with my work as artist-in-residence in the Ghost Net Landscape at Elisabeth Jones Art Center in Portland, Oregon. Actors, musicians, video artists, set designers and costume designers came together to create performances for the Opening and Closing receptions. Throughout the exhibit, artists worked in the space on projects ranging from woven doormats to macrame wall hangings, sculptural basket forms, crowns and jewelry, all created from the pile of reclaimed fishing gear. I was present in the gallery creating machine-stitched baskets 3 days a week during May, plus additional special events.
Katherine is a multimedia artist who creates surreal, colorful pieces that reflect the world around her.
Elise is a performer and theatre-maker fascinated by words, communication, collaboration, the ephemeral, the tangible, and the pursuit of social change.
SF-Dura work collaboratively and partner with various artists to design and build functional sets, stages, and landscapes crafted to fit specific art work.
Lucretia's love for nature inspires, and informs her art no matter what medium she works in.
Lisa is an Oregon Coast artist whose passion is exploring more eco-friendly mediums, up-cycling and recycling materials, and transforming marine debris, such as sea glass into wearable art.
Maggie has a lifetime experience of innovative and creative fiber arts, with a special interest in decorative knotwork, needlework, ply-splitting, and weaving of 4-selvage mats.
Shana Palmer is an artist, curator, musician and performer whose works explore the mythical, uninhabitable and liminal spaces, blurring the lines between narrative and symbolic structures.
Ecological artist Shelby Silver couples self-taught impasto techniques and her background in fiber art with plastic marine debris she collects along the Oregon Coast.
Una the Mermaid is a traveling mermaid performer who uses her background in psychological development to inspire play and creative imagination in the young and young at heart all around the Pacific NW.
Wiley creates self-reflective works, with materials and methods associated with her childhood, in an effort to better understand how her lived experiences create and shape who she is.
© 2020 Emily Miller fine art - Ocean-inspired artwork from Oregon & Kauai.