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Photos: 'Plastic Fantastic Bottle Dome' at the Anchorage Museum

Tilda Christensen dances under the dome as volunteers insert plastic drink bottles into the mesh on a dome constructed by Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger on the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum on Friday, August 1, 2014. After a short dance Christensen put some of the 6,000 bottles into the mesh. The dome is built to spark conversations about environmental issues. The museum will hold events on Saturday and Sunday related to the environment, recycling and health. On Saturday, August 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. you can make mini geodesic domes inspired by "Plastic Fantastic" and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon a conversation about plastic is scheduled on the lawn.
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Artist Diedra Krieger trims the mesh as volunteers insert plastic drink bottles into the mesh on a dome constructed by Philadelphia artist on the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum on Friday, August 1, 2014. The dome is built to spark conversations about environmental issues. The museum will hold events on Saturday and Sunday related to the environment, recycling and health. On Saturday, August 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. you can make mini geodesic domes inspired by "Plastic Fantastic" and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon a conversation about plastic is scheduled on the lawn.
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Volunteers insert plastic drink bottles into the mesh on a dome constructed by Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger on the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum on Friday, August 1, 2014. The dome is built to spark conversations about environmental issues. The museum will hold events on Saturday and Sunday related to the environment, recycling and health. On Saturday, August 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. you can make mini geodesic domes inspired by "Plastic Fantastic" and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon a conversation about plastic is scheduled on the lawn.
Bob Hallinen / Alaska Dispatch News
Maegan Cieciel inserts plastic drink bottles into the mesh on a dome constructed by Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger on the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum on Friday, August 1, 2014. The dome is built to spark conversations about environmental issues. The museum will hold events on Saturday and Sunday related to the environment, recycling and health. On Saturday, August 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. you can make mini geodesic domes inspired by "Plastic Fantastic" and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon a conversation about plastic is scheduled on the lawn.
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Mara Carnahan inserts plastic drink bottles into the mesh on a dome constructed by Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger on the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum on Friday, August 1, 2014. The dome is built to spark conversations about environmental issues. The museum will hold events on Saturday and Sunday related to the environment, recycling and health. On Saturday, August 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. you can make mini geodesic domes inspired by "Plastic Fantastic" and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon a conversation about plastic is scheduled on the lawn.
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Mara Carnahan inserts plastic drink bottles into the mesh on a dome constructed by Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger on the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum on Friday, August 1, 2014. The dome is built to spark conversations about environmental issues. The museum will hold events on Saturday and Sunday related to the environment, recycling and health. On Saturday, August 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. you can make mini geodesic domes inspired by "Plastic Fantastic" and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon a conversation about plastic is scheduled on the lawn.
Bob Hallinen / Alaska Dispatch News
Bob Hallinen

Artist Diedra Krieger and volunteers inserted plastic drink bottles into the mesh on a dome constructed by Krieger on the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum on Friday, August 1, 2014. The event was held in conjunction with the "Gyre: The Plastic Ocean" exhibit at the museum. The dome was part of an effort to spark conversations about environmental issues.

The museum will hold events on Saturday and Sunday related to the environment, recycling and health. From 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, visitors can make small geodesic domes inspired by "Plastic Fantastic," and from 11 a.m. to noon Sunday, a conversation about plastic is scheduled on the lawn.