Two artists, three artforms

This jar is the collaborative work of Pedar Hegland and Judith Bergerson.

What happens when two artists accustomed to working alone decide to collaborate?

Painter Judith Bergerson and potter Pedar Hegland decided to find out. A show of the artists’ individual work, as well as collaborative pieces for the first time, will be featured July 7-Aug. 15 at Ripple River Gallery near Bay Lake.

The public is invited to a reception to meet the artists on Saturday, July 10 from 2-4 p.m.

“This past pandemic year closed off some of the usual avenues for artists,” said Hegland, a full-time studio potter since 1976 and a veteran of over 400 art fairs across a dozen states. ”However, it opened up opportunities to explore other experiences.”

Judith Bergerson agreed. “The past year and a half have proven to be truly memorable for all of us, for many reasons. I spent more time observing and appreciating the natural world around me.”  Bergerson established a forest path, giving her greater access to the woodlands.

Ripple River Gallery is open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays.

The gallery is located south of Aitkin on Hwy. 169 to Bennettville, then 3.2 miles west on CR 11 to Partridge Ave.

For more information call 218-678-2575 or e-mail rip plerivergallery@gmail.com.

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