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EmLavArt- High Density Collage by Emily Lavalier

Emily is a self-taught collage artist residing in Minneapolis, MN. After four years of participating in Art-A-Whirl (two at 612Brew, one at Indeed Brewing with the Brewery Running Series, and last year at the California Building) she is excited to roll out a fresh website, updated NEMAA profile, and DEEPLY discounted prices on artwork this year for the virtual version this year!

Emily’s high-density collage style incorporates layers of recycled paper with string, found objects, beads, paint, and a lot of glue. Each original is uniquely three-dimensional and can take upwards of 500 hours to complete. Currently she is working on a large scale installation for the brand new Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park which has taken over 700 hours and five months to complete.

Thank you for checking out this AAW 2020 Virtual exhibit and we hope you consider buying yourself some brand new artwork! Learn more about Emily’s unique style and peruse print options by visiting www.emlavart.com (which is super fresh and new!) and follow along on Instagram or Facebook @EmLavArt.

Background: 

Although artistic throughout her schooling Emily graduated from UW-Madison in 2007 with a Major in Communications. She spent four years in the travel industry and three with non-profits while spending her evenings making collaged greeting cards. In 2014- while working as an Employment Consultant helping adults with disabilities find gainful employment- Emily realized that while she was helping others follow their passions, she wasn’t yet following her own. It was at that point that Emily launched EmLavArt and started making her collages much larger and putting them behind glass. Emily’s first show was in 2015 in her own apartment with furniture in storage, and her artwork was invited into a taproom in Northeast Minneapolis soon after. Since then Emily has shown in art fairs and festivals across four states, has an active website and facebook page, and is creating new originals every month.

Emily continues to work full time for Hammer Residences, a group home provider in Wayzata, MN and hopes to one day use EmLavArt to draw attention to the disability field and the areas of improvement it so badly needs. Until then, Emily creates easily accessible and enjoyable art that asks the viewer to stop and look at the details. Check out photos of the process and her complete gallery of works at www.emlavart.com or at facebook.com/emlavart. Enjoy and thank you!

Online Sales

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Curbside Hours

By appointment only. Please indicate desired pickup times when you check out.

Location

California Building

Shelard Village Apartments
Ford Road
St. Louis Park, MN
Map & Directions

Email

emlavart@gmail.com

Phone

Call 612-387-5056

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10×10 framed and matted giclée Apple mini

Available As:

10×10 Framed giclee reproduction/$17/ red matte is removable

This mini print was one of four fruit collages I made for Lavalier’s Berry Patch and Orchard. This reproduction is a limited number printed on non-fading archival paper. A great gift for a teacher!

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11×14 Framed Minneapolis Growler

More information and unframed Growlers available here! http://www.emlavart.com/shop/mplsgrowler

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11×14 Framed Northeast Minneapolis Growler

Available As:

Framed 11×14 Minneapolis reproduction/$45/3D reproduction of the NE Minneapolis breweries print

Minnesota Growler Series

Emily makes these regionalized growlers by collecting photos, flyers, and coasters from each taproom in an area- then brings them home to cut apart. She prints her photographs at Walgreens and has each original scanned by Artist’s Resource Group upon completion. Each region’s reproduction is limited to 100– Northeast series is almost sold out!

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11×14 Framed St. Paul Growler

More information and unframed Growlers available here! http://www.emlavart.com/shop/stpaulprint

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11×14 Framed Suburbs Growler

More information and unframed Growlers available here: http://www.emlavart.com/shop/suburbsprint

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11×14 Northeast Minneapolis Growler

Available As:

Unframed 11×14 Print/$30/3D reproduction lifted with foam backing between growler and background/limited to 100

Minnesota Growler Series

Emily makes these regionalized growlers by collecting photos, flyers, and coasters from each taproom in an area- then brings them home to cut apart. She prints her photographs at Walgreens and has each original scanned by Artist’s Resource Group upon completion. Each region’s reproduction is limited to 100– Northeast series is almost sold out!

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

11×14 Stone Arch Bikeride metal print

Stone Arch Bridge metal reproduction (There is a tiny dent in the upper left hand corner- shown below)/$25

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12×12 Framed reproduction MN Twins Pride

Available As:

12×12 limited edition reproduction/$30/LAST ONE!/Brightly colored early edition reproduction framed and matted in 1 inch red border

MN Twins Pride

This collage, originally titled Pride, took many creative turns over the course of its creation. The Twins logo- Emily’s favorite part of Target Field, with the St. Paul and Minneapolis mascot’s shaking hands- is hand-drawn and took a few attempts. This logo is lifted off the original with thick cardboard. The homerun baseball on the left is also raised slightly.

Other aspects of this original include the the Minneapolis Skyline, seen in the starry night sky in the background, a letter ‘d’ (a tribute to ASL, which the artist’s was learning at the time”), and cut pieces of scrapbooking paper for the concessions stands.

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14×18 Framed View from the Isles print

 

View from the Isles

This original took well over 100 hours to compete and was partially made by cutting apart an Atheta catalog for the flowers and jungle images surrounding the edges. This piece reflects the Minneapolis Skyline as viewed from the Lake of the Isles. Non-motorized water sports are reflected in the lake, while the skyline includes the Target building, Foshay building and others with hidden images of MN found in the papers used.

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16×20 Framed Toilet print

There are seventeen toilets hidden in this image of a toilet in Key West- can you find them all?

Unframed reproductions available here: http://www.emlavart.com/shop/a-toilet-in-key-west-florida

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18×26 Aruba canvas reproduction

Available As:

(Approximately) 26×18 Limited edition canvas print/$35/stretched by hand on hand-built bars

Aruba

The first of the three collages in the Hotel Series- this original is based off a photo a friend took while vacationing in Aruba. A beautiful woman walking across a deserted and glowing beach- the composition was super appealing so I made it into a high-density collage.

Limited edition reproductions available here: http://www.emlavart.com/shop/Aruba

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22×30 Beach Babe Canvas Print

A Coastline View (Beachbabe)

This collage was originally started because of an advertisement the artist had framed in her apartment for years. The colors and composition of the ad were always very inspiring, so this collage was started in 2015 but not finished until 2018. Publicly titled Coastline View, this original will always be ‘Beachbabe’ and took over 300 hours to complete from start to finish.

Unframed 16×20 reproductions/$55/ available here: http://www.emlavart.com/shop/beachbabe16x20

Unframed 12×18 reproductions/$30/available here: http://www.emlavart.com/shop/beachbabe12x18

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All Are Welcome Here, A St. Paul Skyline canvas print

Available As:

22.5×32 hand-stretched canvas print of the St. Paul Skyline/$65/ready to hand with a wire on the back.

12×18 reproductions and 14×18 reproductions are available for $35 and $55 here:

http://www.emlavart.com/shop/stpaulskyline-14×18

http://www.emlavart.com/shop/stpaulskyline12x18

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Cherry mini print 10×10 framed

Available As:

10×10 Framed giclee reproduction/$17/ red matte is removable

This mini print was one of four fruit collages I made for Lavalier’s Berry Patch and Orchard. This reproduction is a limited number printed on non-fading archival paper.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Lighthouse reproduction framed 11×14

Unframed reproductions available here/$20/: http://www.emlavart.com/shop/lighthouse

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Trapeze Artist 10×10 Embellished giclée-framed

Available As:

Framed 10×10 mini print/$17

Giclée reproductions available here: http://www.emlavart.com/shop/tightropewalker

Tightrope Walker

This brightly colored original was created in 2019 as part of the Circus Series. This fancy lady was made entirely from old books , magazines and old postcards. Her skin tones and hair color were all pulled from models in magazines to have the skin colors represent all different shades of women.

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Trapeze Artist 10×10 mini giclée purple

10×10 framed mini print- $15

This adorable collage was completed in 2019 and these mini-prints were a limited edition offering through the summer. This last mini is available framed in a black metal frame with a stand for table-top display.

 

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VW Bus- 12×12 framed limited edition

Available As:

12×12 framed print/$15/framed in black 12×12 with 1 inch white border

A Fabulous Night out of Town

This was the very first high-density collage created in 2014 on a 16×16 piece of heavy duty cardboard! I’ve always loved VW buses and used to take pictures of VW bus’ whenever I traveled so it seemed appropriate to make as a large scale collage. Prior to this I had collaged greeting cards- so making something at this size was new.

Early edition reproductions available here: http://www.emlavart.com/shop/vwbus

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