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Artist explores heart at gallery in Maiden Rock

MAIDEN ROCK--A bit of Europe, a touch of Mexico and a generous helping of color await the public at the Secret Heart Gallery in Maiden Rock.

Owner B.J. Christofferson promotes her gallery as a place where she intends to explore the heart, which she describes as "the center of life, strength and understanding."

"I create small worlds, each with their own reality," Christofferson said about the three-dimensional art she displays.

Much of this is found in an indoor porch of the 107-year-old house she had converted for the business. While the porch contains a visual feast of dioramas, tourist art and collectibles, the room into which it opens uses bright backgrounds to attract viewers to some unique artwork.

Read more in the print version of the Herald Sept. 22.

Bill Kirk

Bill Kirk was editor of the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth, from 1988 to February, 2015 and is now on staff as a reporter. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He previously worked in the media distribution department at the University of Minnesota's Minneapolis campus and is past editor of The Tri-County News in Osseo, Wisconsin.

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