Laura Corcoran — Close Quarters
- January 8 — February 16
- Friday, February 15, 6 — 8pm
In 2018 Laura wrote and received an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board to create a series of work about the Fergus Falls rookery in Adams Park. She happened upon this rookery by chance on a road trip in 2015. She was intrigued by this unique setting, its bird inhabitants, and the proximity of human and avian activity. She has since learned that the Fergus Falls rookery is the most easily accessible Great Egret Rookery in the state of Minnesota. Laura considers it to have been a privilege to spend time observing, photographing and drawing the birds of this rookery and exploring Fergus Falls. The prints and drawings in this show depict moments of individual birds and family units, as well as reflections on the hubbub of life at and around the rookery.
Laura Corcoran grew up in central Wisconsin. She received a BA in 2004 from Lawrence University and an MFA in printmaking in 2009 from the University of Minnesota. In addition to teaching elementary art, Laura and her husband run a small print business, Crankosaurus Press. They live in St. Paul, MN with their dog.