Anchorage Museum
Gyre: The Plastic Ocean Exhibition, a science and art exploration of postconsumer plastics and ocean debris, July 30 - August 2nd 2014.

Art on the Green
Plastic Fantastic
1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
Help Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger create a giant dome made from plastic bottles. More than 6,000 post-consumer water bottles serve as the structure for Plastic Fantastic, a 16-foot geodesic dome. Krieger has built Plastic Fantastic domes across the country to spark conversations about environmental issues, recycling and health. This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean.” Water bottle collection provided by UAA Office of Sustainability. Outdoors, rain or shine. Free

Images from the build: 'Plastic Fantastic Bottle Dome' at the Anchorage Museum, Alaska Dispatch News

Meet the Artist
Diedra Krieger
6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014
Explore the Plastic Fantastic dome with its creator, Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger. More than 6,000 post-consumer water bottles serve as the structure for Plastic Fantastic, a 16-foot geodesic dome. Krieger has built Plastic Fantastic domes across the country to spark conversations about environmental issues, recycling and health.

Mini Dome Design
2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014
Balance engineering skills with art to make your own mini geodesic domes inspired by the Plastic Fantastic dome installation. More than 6,000 post-consumer water bottles serve as the structure for Plastic Fantastic, a 16-foot geodesic dome. Philadelphia artist Diedra Krieger has created Plastic Fantastic domes across the country to spark conversations about environmental issues, recycling and health.

Coffee Talk: A Plastic World
11 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
What do you think about humans’ relationship with plastic? Join us on the lawn for a casual conversation over coffee. Discussion is facilitated by Anne Stefanich, Green Star; Paula Williams, UAA Office of Sustainability; and Diedra Krieger, Philadelphia artist and creator of the Plastic Fantastic dome. Coffee is available; please bring your own re-usable mug.

Outdoors, rain or shine. Free

This program is held in conjunction with the exhibition “Gyre: The Plastic Ocean.” http://www.anchoragemuseum.org/galleries/gyre/