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Gyre exhibition at Anchorage Museum

Artist Steve McPherson of England presents 70 items found on the coast of the United Kingdom at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014 at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Gyre expedition members move down the beach with bags full of marine debris collected from the area. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News Expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and NOAA scientist Peter Murphy cut free a section of fishing net that was entangled with driftwood. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Students from Central Middle School of Science get an early peek at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
A fishing float was one piece of tons of debris found on Hallo Bay. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
New York City artist Mark Dion created Cabinet of Marine Debris for the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on display Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The exhibition runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Julie Decker, curator for the Gyre project, and Sonya Kelliher-Combs meet with expedition leader Howard Ferren on the beach at Hallo Bay. Ferren is sporting artistic headwear made by other expedition members from debris collected during the journey along the coast of Alaska. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Artist Steve McPherson of England presents 16 Figures, No. 2 at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Anchorage Museum exhibition designer Jane Rabadi picks up a buoy on Hallo Bay. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A visitor photographs Pack Dogs by Cynthia Minet of Los Angeles at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and NOAA scientist Peter Murphy work to dislodge a section of fishing net that is entangled with driftwood. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Plastic Death by Alaska artist Rebecca Lyon is included in the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Gyre expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs takes pictures of fellow travelers Monica Garcia, director of education, Jane Rabadi, exhibition designer and Julie Decker, then chief curator and now Director / CEO, all with the Anchorage Museum. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Artists Pam Longobardi of Atlanta and Tim Remick of Anchorage visit in front of Remick's photo and video work Sirens at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
A fishing float with Chinese characters was found during the Gyre expedition. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Bounty, Pilfered by Atlanta artist Pam Longobardi, consisting of nearly 1,000 pieces of ocean plastic removed from beaches in Alaska, Greece, Hawaii, Costa Rica and the Gulf of Mexico, commands attention at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
A soap bottle is embedded in beach sand at Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Anchorage Museum exhibition designer Jane Rabadi examines a buoy with Katmai National Park superintendent Diane Chung. The buoy was one of many pieces of marine debris picked up along the remote beach. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
ERIK HILL / Anchorage Daily News Artist Fran Crowe of England presents Souvenir Packs at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Gyre expedition members take in the scene of Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
The R/V Norseman carries tons of debris collected during the Gyre expedition. The garbage was transported to the Kenai Peninsula Borough landfill. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Artist Sue Ryan of Australia contributed the sculpture Ghost Dog and the video The Young Man and the Ghost Net for the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition unveiled on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Marine debris is abundant on the beach at Hallo Bay, despite the area already having been cleaned. The fishing nets, ropes and line are very difficult to untangle from drift wood. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Visitors pause by the pieces Blue Aeon Portraits and Blue Cord by Sonya Kelliher-Combs of Anchorage at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Gyre expedition photographer Kip Evans photographs a sow and her two cubs looking for clams in the tide zone of Hallo Bay. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition artist Pamela Longobardi talks about the moving experience of watching a sow and three cubs a very close range. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Atlanta artist Pam Longobardi visited Hallo Bay last June, and incorporated plastic items found there in her pieces Bounty, Pilfered, right, and ENDLESS: Economies of Scale, left, at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
ENDLESS: Economies of Scale consists of 72 plastic items removed from beaches around the world by Atlanta artist Pam Longobardi at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Table centerpieces were made from debris found during the Gyre expedition. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Karen Larsen of Anchorage created Preservation for the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition unveiled on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Members of the Gyre expedtion (from left) Kate Schafer, Julie Decker and Howard Ferren take a break from collecting debris. Schafer is an educator from Harker School, and Decker was the curator of the expedition and the chief curator at the Anchorage Museum, where she now serves as Director and CEO. Ferren is the expedition leader and the director of conservation at the Alaska SeaLife Center. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
English artist Andy Hughes photographed plastic items along the coasts of Alaska and Cornwall, England for inclusion in the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition unveiled Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Artist Fran Crowe of England presents Souvenir Packs at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
A sow and two cubs look for clams in the tide zone of Hallo Bay. The R/V Norseman, the Gyre expedition ship, is anchored in the background. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Artist Steve McPherson of England presents 70 items found on the coast of the United Kingdom at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014 at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Gyre expedition members move down the beach with bags full of marine debris collected from the area. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News Expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and NOAA scientist Peter Murphy cut free a section of fishing net that was entangled with driftwood. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Students from Central Middle School of Science get an early peek at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
A fishing float was one piece of tons of debris found on Hallo Bay. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
New York City artist Mark Dion created Cabinet of Marine Debris for the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on display Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The exhibition runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Julie Decker, curator for the Gyre project, and Sonya Kelliher-Combs meet with expedition leader Howard Ferren on the beach at Hallo Bay. Ferren is sporting artistic headwear made by other expedition members from debris collected during the journey along the coast of Alaska. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Artist Steve McPherson of England presents 16 Figures, No. 2 at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Anchorage Museum exhibition designer Jane Rabadi picks up a buoy on Hallo Bay. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A visitor photographs Pack Dogs by Cynthia Minet of Los Angeles at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and NOAA scientist Peter Murphy work to dislodge a section of fishing net that is entangled with driftwood. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Plastic Death by Alaska artist Rebecca Lyon is included in the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Gyre expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs takes pictures of fellow travelers Monica Garcia, director of education, Jane Rabadi, exhibition designer and Julie Decker, then chief curator and now Director / CEO, all with the Anchorage Museum. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Artists Pam Longobardi of Atlanta and Tim Remick of Anchorage visit in front of Remick's photo and video work Sirens at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
A fishing float with Chinese characters was found during the Gyre expedition. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Bounty, Pilfered by Atlanta artist Pam Longobardi, consisting of nearly 1,000 pieces of ocean plastic removed from beaches in Alaska, Greece, Hawaii, Costa Rica and the Gulf of Mexico, commands attention at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
A soap bottle is embedded in beach sand at Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Anchorage Museum exhibition designer Jane Rabadi examines a buoy with Katmai National Park superintendent Diane Chung. The buoy was one of many pieces of marine debris picked up along the remote beach. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
ERIK HILL / Anchorage Daily News Artist Fran Crowe of England presents Souvenir Packs at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Gyre expedition members take in the scene of Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
The R/V Norseman carries tons of debris collected during the Gyre expedition. The garbage was transported to the Kenai Peninsula Borough landfill. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Artist Sue Ryan of Australia contributed the sculpture Ghost Dog and the video The Young Man and the Ghost Net for the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition unveiled on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Marine debris is abundant on the beach at Hallo Bay, despite the area already having been cleaned. The fishing nets, ropes and line are very difficult to untangle from drift wood. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Visitors pause by the pieces Blue Aeon Portraits and Blue Cord by Sonya Kelliher-Combs of Anchorage at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Gyre expedition photographer Kip Evans photographs a sow and her two cubs looking for clams in the tide zone of Hallo Bay. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition artist Pamela Longobardi talks about the moving experience of watching a sow and three cubs a very close range. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Atlanta artist Pam Longobardi visited Hallo Bay last June, and incorporated plastic items found there in her pieces Bounty, Pilfered, right, and ENDLESS: Economies of Scale, left, at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
ENDLESS: Economies of Scale consists of 72 plastic items removed from beaches around the world by Atlanta artist Pam Longobardi at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Table centerpieces were made from debris found during the Gyre expedition. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Karen Larsen of Anchorage created Preservation for the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition unveiled on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Members of the Gyre expedtion (from left) Kate Schafer, Julie Decker and Howard Ferren take a break from collecting debris. Schafer is an educator from Harker School, and Decker was the curator of the expedition and the chief curator at the Anchorage Museum, where she now serves as Director and CEO. Ferren is the expedition leader and the director of conservation at the Alaska SeaLife Center. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
English artist Andy Hughes photographed plastic items along the coasts of Alaska and Cornwall, England for inclusion in the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition unveiled Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Artist Fran Crowe of England presents Souvenir Packs at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
A sow and two cubs look for clams in the tide zone of Hallo Bay. The R/V Norseman, the Gyre expedition ship, is anchored in the background. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Artist Steve McPherson of England presents 70 items found on the coast of the United Kingdom at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014 at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Gyre expedition members move down the beach with bags full of marine debris collected from the area. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Anne Raup / Anchorage Daily News Expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and NOAA scientist Peter Murphy cut free a section of fishing net that was entangled with driftwood. The Gyre project is a collaboration between the Anchorage Museum and Alaska SeaLife Center to study and explore the global issue of marine debris. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Students from Central Middle School of Science get an early peek at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
A fishing float was one piece of tons of debris found on Hallo Bay. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
New York City artist Mark Dion created Cabinet of Marine Debris for the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on display Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The exhibition runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Julie Decker, curator for the Gyre project, and Sonya Kelliher-Combs meet with expedition leader Howard Ferren on the beach at Hallo Bay. Ferren is sporting artistic headwear made by other expedition members from debris collected during the journey along the coast of Alaska. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition, spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Artist Steve McPherson of England presents 16 Figures, No. 2 at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Anchorage Museum exhibition designer Jane Rabadi picks up a buoy on Hallo Bay. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
A visitor photographs Pack Dogs by Cynthia Minet of Los Angeles at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs and NOAA scientist Peter Murphy work to dislodge a section of fishing net that is entangled with driftwood. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Plastic Death by Alaska artist Rebecca Lyon is included in the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Gyre expedition artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs takes pictures of fellow travelers Monica Garcia, director of education, Jane Rabadi, exhibition designer and Julie Decker, then chief curator and now Director / CEO, all with the Anchorage Museum. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Artists Pam Longobardi of Atlanta and Tim Remick of Anchorage visit in front of Remick's photo and video work Sirens at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
A fishing float with Chinese characters was found during the Gyre expedition. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Bounty, Pilfered by Atlanta artist Pam Longobardi, consisting of nearly 1,000 pieces of ocean plastic removed from beaches in Alaska, Greece, Hawaii, Costa Rica and the Gulf of Mexico, commands attention at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
A soap bottle is embedded in beach sand at Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Anchorage Museum exhibition designer Jane Rabadi examines a buoy with Katmai National Park superintendent Diane Chung. The buoy was one of many pieces of marine debris picked up along the remote beach. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
ERIK HILL / Anchorage Daily News Artist Fran Crowe of England presents Souvenir Packs at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Gyre expedition members take in the scene of Hallo Bay in Katmai National Park. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
The R/V Norseman carries tons of debris collected during the Gyre expedition. The garbage was transported to the Kenai Peninsula Borough landfill. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Artist Sue Ryan of Australia contributed the sculpture Ghost Dog and the video The Young Man and the Ghost Net for the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition unveiled on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Marine debris is abundant on the beach at Hallo Bay, despite the area already having been cleaned. The fishing nets, ropes and line are very difficult to untangle from drift wood. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Visitors pause by the pieces Blue Aeon Portraits and Blue Cord by Sonya Kelliher-Combs of Anchorage at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Gyre expedition photographer Kip Evans photographs a sow and her two cubs looking for clams in the tide zone of Hallo Bay. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Gyre expedition artist Pamela Longobardi talks about the moving experience of watching a sow and three cubs a very close range. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Atlanta artist Pam Longobardi visited Hallo Bay last June, and incorporated plastic items found there in her pieces Bounty, Pilfered, right, and ENDLESS: Economies of Scale, left, at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
ENDLESS: Economies of Scale consists of 72 plastic items removed from beaches around the world by Atlanta artist Pam Longobardi at the Gyre: The Plastic Ocean exhibition on Thursday, February 6, 2014, at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. The display runs Feb. 7 through Sept. 6, 2014.
Erik Hill
Table centerpieces were made from debris found during the Gyre expedition. On June 12, 2013, scientists and artists with the expedition spent the day at Hallo Bay collecting debris, watching bears and discussing the issues.
Anne Raup
Alaska Dispatch