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RIPPLE RIVER WOODTURNING

Fine craftsmanship in wood by Bob Carls

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EXCEPTIONAL ART

Original work by over 60 regional artisans

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FEATURED ARTISTS

Clay, Jo Severson

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EXPERIENCE THE WORLD
OF CREATIVITY

Travel opportunities with artists and art lovers.

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ART EXPERIENCES

Unglazed Pots

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ART EXPERIENCES

Pastels are fun!

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A GALLERY
IN THE LAKE COUNTRY

An unexpected discovery slightly off the beaten track!

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Original work by more than 60 exceptional regional artisans.

RIPPLE RIVER GALLERY & RIPPLE RIVER WOODTURNING

Bob Carls & Amy Sharpe, artisans

27591 Partridge Avenue, Aitkin, MN 56431 • info@ripplerivergallery.com • Phone: 218-678-2575

Green Tea Pot
"The Green Tea Pot" by Nick DeVries
Outstanding Original Art

Monthly exhibits showcase individual artists. An ever-evolving selection of work by more than 60 artists.

Spring Blossoms
Spring Blossoms
Open All Year

Open: Wed-Sat 10-5 pm, Sun, 11-4 pm
January – March: Saturdays, 10-4 pm
Other times by chance or arrangement.

Pastel Class
Pastel Class
Creative Destination

Thoughtfully curated gallery exhibits and collections, woodturning and weaving studios, gardens and a welcoming woodland setting.

CURRENTS

Afternoon Cast by Derik Davis
"Afternoon Cast" by Derek Davis, Oil
FEATURED ARTISTS

April 12 – May 21: Derek Davis, Paintings
Reception: April 22

Bead Class
Bead Class
ARTS EXPERIENCES

From painting to photography,
print making to weaving and
everything in between…

Scotland 2015
Scotland 2015
ARTS ADVENTURES

October 2017-Untamed Iceland

October 2018-Irish Odyssey

2017 Calendar of Events

April 12 – May 21: Derek Davis, Paintings

Reception: April 22

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Laminated wood bowl - Bob Carls
Laminated wood bowl - Bob Carls
BOB CARLS: RIPPLE RIVER WOODTURNING STUDIO

FINELY-CRAFTED WOOD VESSELS

Bob Carls creates functional and decorative lathe-turned wood vessels using traditional and contemporary woodworking processes, both on and off the lathe. His new work uses lamination and segmenting to take advantage of the graphic qualities of the process and the organic quality of the wood.

“My work focuses on function or implied function and draws from my personal experience and value system, striving for continuity, historical context and a high level of workmanship.”

EXCEPTIONAL ARTISANS

"Evening Oaks" Charles Beck, woodcut
"Evening Oaks" Charles Beck, woodcut
Original Work by Exceptional Artisans

Functional and decorative CLAY by outstanding regional potters; FIBER goods, including hand-woven and hand-dyed accessories; hand-crafted JEWELRY and MIXED MEDIA constructions, PAPER goods, including cards and hand-made journals; original PAINTINGS and PHOTOGRAPHY, hand-pulled woodblock and intaglio PRINTS, and WOOD, including turned vessels by BOB CARLS.

Exhibits and Shows

We are proud to feature a continually-evolving selection of outstanding original work by more than 60 regional artisans all year long. Additionally, our EXHIBITS AND FEATURED ARTISTS focus on work by individuals, groups or work centered around a theme in month-long shows.

ART CONNECTS US ALL

“Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”
~E.B. White

Give us a call, come by, bring a friend...you'll be glad you did!