Local artists Mary Ann and Erik Rinkleff have renamed their Ephraim retail shop The Rustic Fish Gallery, a combination of Erik’s Rustic Road Studio and Mary Ann’s Little Fish Studios.
Previously, the gallery bore the names of both studios. “It was a little confusing for shoppers and made it difficult to promote the business,” Erik Rinkleff said. “The new combined name provides an umbrella identity, which also is appropriate because we’re now carrying pieces from other artists, in addition to our own work.”
The Rustic Fish Gallery features Erik’s hand-carved, collectible wood carvings; Mary Ann’s meditative nature photography and her complete line of inspirational greeting card products; and handcrafted items made in Door County by Vicky and Craig Anderson, owners of Pinewood Studio in Ellison Bay. This season, the gallery also will offer a selection of pieces from Dutch Lake Pottery in Grand Rapids, Mich., and from Turning Green organic woodworking in Louisville, Ky. Work from additional Midwest artists may be added from time to time.
The Rustic Fish Gallery is located in The Shops of Green Gables, on Highway 42 one mile north of historic downtown Ephraim. It’s open weekends in May and daily after Memorial Day. For more information, go to http://www.RusticFishGallery.com.