Ashley Kolka captures the essence of small towns and rural settings through her small-scale collages. Her work will be featured at Ripple River Gallery in a new exhibit, “A Sense of Place,” that opens May 24 and continues through June 18.

The public is invited to meet the artist at an opening reception at the gallery on Saturday, May 27, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Ripple River Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays (other times by chance or appointment). The gallery is located five miles south of Deerwood on Hwy. 6, then 3 miles east of Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge on County Road 14 to Partridge Avenue; or south of Aitkin on Hwy. 169 to Bennettville, then 3.2 miles west on County Road 11 to Partridge Avenue.

For more information call (218) 678-2575 or e-mail

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