exhibits: Ghost Net Landscape: Humboldt
Sept. 11 - Oct. 14, 2023 exhibit at Cal Poly Humboldt, Arcata, California
Working with students and community members to weave the story of the Arcata watershed.
Curated by Brittany Britton
Above image © Kellie Brown / Cal Poly Humboldt
Reese Bullen Gallery
Cal Poly Humboldt
Exhibit open free to the public: Sept. 11 - Oct. 14, 2023
Artist Engagement Week: Mon-Fri Sept. 11-15, 10am-4pm daily
Opening Reception & Artist Talk: Wed Sept. 13, 4:30-6pm
This is the fifth major installation of Ghost Net Landscape, and the first in California. Working with locally reclaimed fishing gear from Klamath River tribal salmon fisheries and Humboldt Bay crab fisheries, we will be collaboratively weaving a large-scale artwork reflecting the story of the place. The piece evolved during my Artist Engagement Week, and beyond.
I also exhibited a selection of my own recent works in the gallery. Click here to view all works included.
Yurok Canoe Tour
Fishing gear collected from the Klamath River was donated by Yurok Tribal Fisheries river cleanup crews, and used to make art in the exhibit! As part of my Artist-in-Residence research, I was able to learn from Yurok tribal members on a tour of the Klamath River in one of just three traditionally built redwood canoes that are available for public tours. Immersive video of the river tour was projected on the gallery wall as part of the exhibit, with subtitled audio from Canoe Captain Julian Markussen Jr.
- Realms of Art, Science, & Environmentalism (PDF)
Feature article in The Palette: Humboldt's Art Magazine
- Ropes to Riches
Print interview with Valen Lambert for The Lumberjack campus newspaper
Sea of Possibilities
Print interview with L.L. Kessner for North Coast Journal
The Hum: Radio interview
Radio interview with Bob Doran for Humboldt Hot Air streaming radio
WEDNESDAY SEPT 13: Opening Reception & Artist Talk, 4:30-6pm
Recording coming soon!
Artist Engagement Week: Sept. 11-15, 10am-4pm daily
Huge thanks to the 200-ish Cal Poly Humboldt students and community members who joined me to share and co-create!
© 2024 Emily Jung Miller fine art - Ocean-inspired artwork from Oregon & Kauai.