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Seen/Unseen: Laura Pereira & Emily Gray Koehler

March 12 – April 20, 2012

Opening Reception

Friday, March 16, 6-9pm

Free and open to the public


Minnesota Women’s Building
550 Rice Street, Saint Paul, MN 55103 (map)

The Minnesota Women’s Building Partnership and WARM are pleased to invite you to an exhibition of works by WARM members Emily Gray Koehler and Laura Pereira.

From Emily Gray Koehler

After earning a B.F.A. in printmaking from Grand Valley State University, my work has largely focused on humanity’s place in the environment. Seeking to develop a dialogue between the viewer and the natural world, I investigate the places I call home: North Woods and Great Plains, Farm and City, Michigan and Minnesota.

To see more of Emily’s work, visit her website and Facebook artist page.

From Laura Pereira

I grew up amidst the hustle and bustle of Chicago and spent summers in the quiet of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Drawing from these disparate environments, my work explores conceptions of what is natural.  Philosophical questions propel much of my art, particularly Thoreau’s ideas about the role of imagination in experience.

To see more of Laura’s work, visit her website and page.


To make an appointment to view the show outside of the reception hours, please call 612-567-9276 or email


Image: (l) Backswimmer, Laura Pereira, Encaustic and oil on paper, 2011; and (r) Zeal, Emily Gray Koehler, Color-reduction woodcut on paper, 2011.

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