Work from 'Our Own Jungle' by Katie Simpson Spain

Work from 'Our Own Jungle' by Katie Simpson Spain

Brightly colored, intricate sculptures constructed out of recycled plastic bags make up a large, new installation entitled, “Our Own Jungle”. Artist, Katie Simpson Spain created these pieces by crocheting yarn fashioned from strips of plastic bags.

The opening is First Thursday, October 1st from 6 to 9 pm at Tyson Gallery located at 625 N.W. Everett Street, #116.

If you’d like to learn how to turn plastic bags into art, Katie is teaching a class in Salem. Check the description below.

Plastic Bag Yarn and Crochet Class
Mission Mill Museum in Salem
Saturday October 24 from 1 pm to 4 pm
Mission Mill – 1313 Mill St SE Salem, Oregon 97301 (503) 585-7012
See details and sign up here: http://www.missionmill.com/fiber.html

You can visit Katie’s studio and watch her work both weekends during the Portland Open Studios Tour, October 10, 11 and 17, 18. Pick up your Tour Guide at New Seasons, Art Media, Powell’s and our website.

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