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Mika Laidlaw exhibition features childhood memories

An adult’s memory of love and nurture is brought to life in “Memory of Cells,” an exhibition by art faculty member Mika Negishi Laidlaw.

2011-09-19
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [9-13-11]

An adult’s memory of love and nurture is brought to life in “Memory of Cells,” an exhibition by art faculty member Mika Negishi Laidlaw at Minnesota State Mankato.

The exhibit runs through Friday, Sept. 16, in Conklin Gallery in Nelson Hall. The Faculty Sabbatical Exhibit is made possible by a Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council grant.

Laidlaw professes a fascination for the human fetus, and says the exhibit reenacts her memory of her grandmother trying to keep her safe as an infant.

Laidlaw, who has showcased her work in California, Kansas, Idaho and elsewhere, earned a BA in Studio Art and an MFA in art ceramics from Kansas State University. She has taught at Minnesota State Mankato since 2003, and her life experiences guide her artwork.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive, doctoral university, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.

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