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Ramble on ... in the spring

Photograqher Lori Horsic calls this image "Golden Row." Her studio is part of Studio Ramble, which runs April 28-29.1 / 2
Leaves and water create contrast in this photo by Chad Achen. He is participating in Studio Ramble, which shifts to spring this year.2 / 2

The Studio Ramble traditionally arrived as trees started to turn red, orange and yellow. This year, the event comes as the trees bud and the lilacs and bulbs bloom.

Organizers invite people to experience art, music, chocolate and wine in the beautiful green Mississippi River valley.

"We felt that it would be more exciting to be at the beginning of the art season rather than at the end," Maggie Paynter said. She is one of the participating artists.

The ramble will be April 28-29. Artists will open their studios from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

"The reason that we decided to shift our art tour to the spring was because we felt that there was always so much going on in the falls months of September and October," Paynter explained. "Each weekend was always full."

Studio Ramble will feature more than two dozen artists in 16 studios in and around the Red Wing.

People may tour the studios, meet the artists and see and purchase artwork. The various media include pottery, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, glass, computer imaging, Giclee prints, chocolate and wine.

One of the sites will have live music.

The 16 sites to meet artists on the tour are:

Chuck Goranowski

Art medium: Glassblowing

Where: 26231 County 7 Blvd., Welch

More info: 651-388-6171

Ardee Rosasco

Art medium: Oil and watercolor paintings in a classical tradition including the Impressionist style of light

Where: Anderson Center, 5354 Tower View Drive, Red Wing

More info: 651-388-6326

Art Kenyon

Guest musician pianist Neal Topliff will join Kenyon.

Art medium: Oil paintings, watercolors, sepia-tone coffee paintings, detailed graphite portrait drawings, and printmaking images from hand-drawn lithographs, Intaglio copper plate etchings, and original hand-rubbed woodcut prints

Where: Anderson Center

More info: 651-388-9432

Peg Simonson

Art medium: Painting with soft pastels and watercolor often incorporating textured papers and ink and a unique method of painting dyes on silk fabric, which are then mounted on canvas,

Where: Anderson Center

More info: 651-388-3451

Ted Florine

Art medium: Pottery

Where: Anderson Center

Dan and Kim Wiemer

Art medium: Watercolor paintings

Where: 491 Spring Creek Road S., Red Wing

More info: 651-388-8047 or

Lynn Brown

Guest artists Karen Caldwell (oil on linen) and Gale Berndt (landscape painter) will join Brown.

Art medium: Two-dimensional mediums that include oil, watercolor, oil-pastel and mixed media with an emphasis on color

Where: 1700 Twin Bluff Road, Red Wing

More info: 651-764-2191

Lori Horsic

Art medium: Photography

Where: 2405 South Oak Drive, Red Wing

More info: 651-388-7500 or

Chap Achen

Art medium: Photography

Where: 527 Summit Ave., Red Wing

More info: 651-388-9870 or

Red Wing Arts Association

Details: The Red Wing Arts Association is the oldest arts association in Red Wing, originating in 1952 as an interactive arts educational program. Members are committed to a focus on the strong support of, and being a catalyst for, an expanding and dynamic arts community in Red Wing and the surrounding area.

Where: 418 Levee St., Red Wing

More info: 651-388-7569 or

Maggie Paynter

Art medium: Oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings

Where: 108 East Seventh St., Red Wing

More info: 651-388-1231

Doris Gardas

Art medium: Drawing

Where: Brushes with Nature Studio, N1602 Co. Road VV, Hager City

More info: 715-792-2215

David Husom and Ann-Marie Rose

Guest artists William Pringle Rodman (documentary photographer) and John Turula (sculptor) will join.

Art medium: Digital imaging and photography

Where: Husom & Rose Photographics Studio, W8484 162nd Ave. Hager City

More info: 715-792-5556 or

Susan Weigenant

Art medium: Watercolor

Where: N1804 County Rd. VV, Hager City

More info: 651-764-4764

Dave Matheny and Jean Sherlock

Art medium: Illustrator, paintings

Where: 221 South Oak Street, Lake City

More info: 763-360-9531

Kathy Jo Rodester

Art medium: Jewelry

Where: 120 West Lyon Ave., Lake City

More info: 651-345-2764 or

Anne Jacobson

Anne Jacobson has been editor of the Republican Eagle since December 2003. 

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