Ghost Net Landscape: Sea Stories
October 1-October 31
Create puppets from reclaimed fishing gear to tell a Sea Story of transformation in this collaborative physical + digital exhibit.
Ghost Net Landscape: Sea Stories invites you to join a community of creators and storytellers in this socially distributed, publicly accessible installation. Starting October 1, create puppets from reclaimed fishing gear to tell a Sea Story of transformation for our lands and people in this collaborative art exhibit.
See the artists at work at Crema Café :
Thu, October 1, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Fri, October 2, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Sat, October 3, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Thu, October 8, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Fri, October 9, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Sat, October 10, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Sun, October 11, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Fri, October 16, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Sat, October 17, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Fri, October 23, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Sat, October 24, 9:30am – 1:30pm
Community-submitted Sea Stories will be filmed and broadcast online, or see them in person by visiting the window exhibit at Crema Café throughout October. At Crema, you can watch artists creating new work from a massive pile of reclaimed fishing gear, see community-submitted puppets, and watch each puppet’s story on a street-facing TV.
To participate: make a puppet, tell its story, and send it in to the exhibit! Materials kits available at 3 locations in Portland or by mail.
Free kits are now available to be picked up at Kat + Maouche, Crema Coffee +Bakery, and Primal Burger.
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