A Walk through the Trespasser’s Garden

Local artist and printmaker Emily Gray Koehler uses plant material and a concern for the environment to create art with a message.

As a 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, White Bear Lake artist Emily Gray Koehler chose to use this opportunity to explore her love of the environment and conservation in conjunction with her passion for the media of printmaking. In her ensuing series of prints entitled The Trespasser’s Garden, Koehler investigated the ecology of invasive plants in Minnesota along with humanity’s culpability in their introduction. She presented a narrative tour of these works and shared insights into her artistic process and investigative research at our chapter meeting on March 15, 2016.

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