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2017                                                                                      
 
Jan. 1 - April 30 Jim is excited to announce that he will be the featured artist in a special exhibition at the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, Minnesota. Jimís artwork, including a number of specially selected pieces from the 'Our Shared Planet' exhibit, will be on display in the Watershed Gallery at the center. During the exhibition, Jim will be giving several unique slideshow presentations and demonstrations. Dates to be announced.

The National Eagle Center is an amazing, informative and beautiful facility on the banks of the Mississippi River. Jimís exhibition falls during prime time at the center, because of the large number of Bald Eagles that are drawn to feed in the ice-free open water areas of the river. You can view many eagles right from the observation points at the center, or you can see and meet the rehabbed birds up close and personal. The OSP exhibition also extends into the exciting bird migration that happens each spring along the Mississippi Flyway. These are all great reasons to put the National Eagle Center and Jimís 'Our Shared Planet' exhibition on your must see list in 2017!

Hope to see you there!

To learn more: www.nationaleaglecenter.org

 

2016                                                                                      
 
May 17th The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute on the Northland College Campus in Ashland Wisconsin

Join Jim for a special presentation at the Citizenís Climate Lobby meeting at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute.

The arctic regions of the globe are experiencing climate change on an accelerated basis, making Alaska ground zero for us in the United States. Through a slideshow and talk, Jim will share his observations and perspective on how global warming is impacting the environment, some of the ecosystems, and the amazing wildlife of Alaska and the planet.

If you enjoy stunning photographs of wildlife and landscapes followed by an interesting discussion, plan to attend this event.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

2015                                                                                      
 
Oct 12 - 24 The Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute on the Northland College Campus in Ashland Wisconsin

We are excited to be working in our area again with this special exhibition at the Sigurd Olson Environmental Institute. The 'Our Shared Planet' exhibit will be on display throughout this event for public viewing. Jim will be giving a special evening presentation of his inspirational slideshow 'A Journey Through Nature To Creativity' on Tuesday, Oct. 20th at 7:00 PM.

While on the Northland College Campus, Jim is looking forward to working with the students of the arts department with a special presentation and discussion. Jim's hope is that this will inspire the students to discover and share their unique gifts with the world.

This event is free and open to the public.

Click here to see event poster.

 

2014                                                                                      
 
Extended until November 1st
May 3 - Sept. 1

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Saint Paul, Minnesota


Mark your calendars to check out this special event! The
'Our Shared Planet' exhibit will be on display at the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory in Saint Paul, Minnesota from Saturday, May 3rd through Labor Day this summer. Como is a spectacular venue and is one of the Midwestís largest visitor attractions. This is a great match-up and we look forward to working with the public with a number of our special programs and presentations. Please check back for an updated schedule of the events. Hope to see you there!

Jim is currently working on a mother giraffe and her baby, and he is very excited to introduce them into the exhibit during this exhibition at Como.

 
  

 

Upcoming Special Event!!!
Nov. 8th
The Armory
Janesville, Wisconsin

'Our Shared Planet' is having a special fundraising event hosted by the Armory in Janesville, Wisconsin. It will feature a Saturday evening exhibition of the latest sculptures for the OSP exhibit, and an updated presentation of Jimís inspirational slideshow 'A Journey Through Nature To Creativity'. A dinner will also accompany the show featuring the fine cuisine of the Armory. This is in Jimís hometown and usually draws a lot of attention when he returns with the exhibit. This will be a unique and fun event!

Reservations required by November 1st. Contact the Armory at (608)741-7400 or (866)995-7400.

EVENT TIMES
5:00 p.m. meet & greet
6:00 p.m. dinner buffet
8:00 p.m. presentation

Click here for more information.

 

May 9 - June 1 Following the Flow:
Artists Exploring Wisconsin Waterways

Jim is proud to be a part of this group of Wisconsin artists involved in this exhibition that reflects on the vital importance of our relationship to water. His beautiful sculpture Chase Scene featuring a Common Loon and Yellow Perch will be on display.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 9, 5 - 7pm Riverfront Arts Center
Stevens Point, WI




 

Located on the banks of the Wisconsin River, Stevens Pointís Riverfront Arts Center exhibition includes sculpture, painting, pastel, printmaking, fiber, poetry, video, and assemblage from 13 artists reflecting shared concerns about water as a natural resource. Texts in the exhibition examine relationships to our beloved Wisconsin waterways and water as an essential element for life. You are invited to participate in this regional community dialog about our lakes, rivers, streams and watersheds and the need for action and conservation.

For gallery times and more information click here  to visit the Riverfront Arts Center web site,
or call (715) 343-6251.
 

   
2012                                                                                      
 
Dec. 14 - Feb. We are excited to announce that the 'Our Shared Planet' exhibit will kick off the season with a display at the Washburn Cultural Center in Washburn, Wisconsin from December 14, 2012 through the end of February 2013. We are especially excited to be working close to home with our surrounding communities. During this time, we will also be giving a number of our special presentations and programs designed to reconnect children and adults alike, with the importance of the natural world around us. Please check back to find out additional information on our scheduled programs and events. Hope to see you there!

January, 8TH 6:00 - 8:00PM with slide show at 7:00
Opening reception and slide show presentation of the newly revised
A Journey Through Nature To Creativity.

If you enjoy beautiful photographs of wildlife and stunning landscapes, combined with a transformative story, you are sure to be captivated by Jim Ramsdell's slide show presentation 'A Journey Through Nature to Creativity'.
 

   
2011                                                                                      
   
May 15 Ė Oct. 16 International Wolf Center
Ely, Minnesota
Dates:
We are very pleased to announce that the 'Our Shared Planet' exhibit is on display at the International Wolf Center in Ely, Minnesota. This is a beautiful, newly renovated facility on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area wilderness. The Wolf Centerís mission of Teaching the World About Wolves is a perfect match with 'Our Shared Planet's' mission to Raise Awareness of the Importance of the Natural World Around Us. As a top predator, the wolf holds a very important role in maintaining balanced and healthy ecosystems. The wolf also holds a special place in our spirits and hearts. Stop by and see the OSP exhibit and check out the centerís excellent programming, beautiful interpretive center, and meet their resident wolves. Itís a real treat! To learn more, take a virtual tour of the Wolf Center or see the wolves on the live Wolf Watch Cams. Visit:www.wolf.org

 
   
2010                                                                                     
 
May 14 - October
Extended though Winter 2011
Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center
Ashland, Wisconsin

Be sure to check out the 'Our Shared Planet' exhibit while it is on display at this beautiful location while you are enjoying the north-land and the 'Big Lake'.  We will be running a series of programs and presentations during this extended exhibition, so please check their website www.northerngreatlakescenter.org and ours for newly scheduled events.  The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week and offers plenty to interest the whole family.  We'll look for you there!
 
May 8th 'Our Shared Planet' is a featured presenter at this years Earth Tracks event at the Lake Superior Zoo in Duluth, Minnesota.  Jim will display a number of specially selected animal ambassadors from the 'Our Shared Planet' exhibit and give demonstrations and tours of the OSP solar powered trailer/workshop.  We are proud to be a part of this two day event with regional environmental organizations educating on lessening our carbon footprint on the planet.  To learn more go to www.lszoo.org under events.
 
Jan. 22nd -
April 24th
Cable Natural History Museum, Cable Wisconsin
We are pleased to announce the Our Shared Planet exhibit will be on display in the Cable Natural History Museum's beautiful new facility.  We will also be doing a series of programs and presentations for children and adults alike.  Those dates will be listed the week before the opening date of Jan. 22nd on this website and the museums at www.cablemuseum.org'Our Shared Planet' and the Natural History Museum both share the same mission of connecting people to the importance of the natural world around us.  This will be a great partnership and we hope to see you there!
 
   
2009                                                                                           
   
Aug. 1- Sept. 20th

 

Northland College, Ashland Wisconsin       
We are happy to announce 'The Our Shared Planet' exhibit visit to Northland College has been extended to include this years incoming students.  The exhibit will remain set up in the Dexter Library through September 20th, and is open to the public during library hours.  Jim will give a special presentation of the OSP slide-show 'A Journey Through Nature To Creativity' in the Alvord Theatre on Sept. 16th,  6:30 PM.  The presentation is free and open to both students and the public.  This event is sponsored by Northland's Outdoor Education Program & The Nature and Culture Department.

 
June 22-26

 

The Midwest Regional Collaborative for Sustainability Education Workshop (MRCSE), Northland College, Ashland Wisconsin   
We are very excited to be part of this innovative workshop.  'The Our Shared Planet' exhibit will be on display throughout the MRCSE conference in the Northland College library.  Jim will also be taking part in the workshop as an invited Wise Elder (elder as measured by understanding not age of the body) and storyteller.  We will post more details on this event as they arrive. www.mrcse.org

 
May 14th Chequamegon Bay Energy & Environmental Fair 
4PM-8PM Bayfield Lakeside Pavilion, Bayfield, WI. We are happy to be part of this exciting new event in our hometown.  Jim will be giving solar demonstrations with the Our Shared Planet trailer just outside the pavilion.  Stop in for a visit!
www.bayfield.org  
 
April 27th Washburn Elementary School  
Jim will treat the kids to a special presentation of the OSP slideshow 'A Journey Through Nature To Creativity' in the gymnasium.  The students will also get to experience a number of the sculptures from the 'Our Shared Planet' exhibit.

 
Winter 2009 This winter has been a busy one for Jim.  He is currently carving a pair of Timber wolves, howling out the message of 'Our Shared Planet'.
 
   
  2008                                                                                           
 
  Fall & Winter 2008 Jim has been busy creating many commission pieces these past months, including a bull moose, a pair of swimming dolphins, and several life-sized bald eagle feathers.  Jim has also begun work on an exciting new piece that he will add to the permanent collection of the 'Our Shared Planet' exhibit.  Check it out on the Gallery page under Works in Progress.
 
  Feb. 1 - April 12 We are thrilled that the 'Our Shared Planet' exhibit will be on display at the Hartley Nature Center from Feb. 1 - April 12.  There will be a Grand Opening reception on Fri. Feb 15th beginning at 6:30 p.m. with Jim's slide presentation "A Journey Through Nature To Creativity" at 7p.m.  You will have a unique opportunity to participate in a silent auction bid on a hand carved life-sized Bald Eagle Feather.  It balances on a sculpted base in a beautiful display case.  This piece has been especially created for this event and is truly a work of art!  The silent auction will begin on the evening of the Grand Opening and and will continue through the date of the final presentation in March or April (date to be announced).  The sculpture will be awarded to the highest bidder during that evening.  Please take a moment to visit the Hartley Nature Center's web site at www.hartleynature.org.
 
  April 2008 'Our Shared Planet' will be spreading its message of good stewardship of the planet, by visiting the Bayfield, Wisconsin schools, during the week of Earth Day.  Students will participate in hands-on art activities, tour the solar powered workshop, and attend Jim's inspirational slide presentation.
 
     
  2007                                                                                           
     
  Jan 22 - April 1 Don't miss artist Jim Ramsdell's traveling environmental awareness sculpture exhibit 'Our Shared Planet' on display at the Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center in Ashland, Wisconsin  Jan. 22 - April 1.  Also enjoy a slideshow as Jim takes you on a journey through nature into the wilds of Alaska, where he discovered his artistic gift hidden within, along with the creative process behind these amazing sculptures.

Opening reception and slide show Jan. 27 at 6 pm.

Second slide showing Sunday Feb. 25.  Meet the artist from 2:00 - 3:00 pm followed by the slide presentation from 3:00 - 4:30 pm.
 

  April 25 - May 9 Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda, Madison
We are excited to announce that the 'Our Shared Planet' exhibit will be on display in the beautiful capitol rotunda.  A slideshow presentation of OSP's "A Journey Through Nature to Creativity" will be featured Wednesday, May 2nd at 3 pm.

(check time of slideshow and room number as date nears)
 
July 26th Madeline Island School of the Arts, La Pointe, WI
1-3:30 p.m.  Join artist for a children's workshop where students ages 8 and up will paint their own wooden fish.  The program will also feature a slide presentation, sculpture exhibit, and demonstrations in the artist's solar powered workshop.
For sign up and contact information call the Madeline Island School of the Arts at 715-747-2054
www.madelineartschool.com
.  Just a ferry ride from
beautiful Bayfield, WI!

 
July 26th Madeline Island Historical Museum, La Pointe, WI
7 p.m.  Let Jim Ramsdell take you on a journey through
nature to creativity with his moving slide presentation. Also featured will be a number of his sculptures from the Our Shared Planet exhibit.  This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve. Just a ferry ride from beautiful
Bayfield, WI!
 
October 13th The Audubon Center of the North Woods, Sandstone, Minnesota.  Join Jim at the beautiful ACNW for a special evening.  It will feature a time to meet the artist and view some of the carvings from the 'Our Shared Planet' exhibit accompanied by hors d'oeuvres at 6:00 pm. followed by a fabulous dinner at 6:30.  At 7:30 you will be treated to Jim's inspirational slide presentation 'A Journey Through Nature To Creativity'.  You will also be given an opportunity to bid on an exquisite sculpture created especially for this event.  This life-size Bald Eagle primary feather is carved from basswood and painted with acrylics to exacting detail.  It is balancing on a sculpted walnut base and stands in an acrylic case, at 24 inches tall.  It will have you asking "Is it real , or is it....?".  The cost of this event is $20 including dinner.  For reservations and info contact the Audubon Center of the North Woods @ 888-404-7743 or audubon1@audubon-center.org.
 
November 15th &
November 18th
Catch Jim Ramsdell and the story of 'Our Shared Planet' during the television program Venture North on WDSE PBS 8 Duluth.  Airing times are November 15th at 8 p.m. and November 18th at 10 a.m..
   
  2006                                                                                           
     
  June 16th
23rd
30th
'Our Shared Planet's' children's program of "A Journey Through Nature To Creativity" at the Bayfield Carnegie Library. Featuring a presentation and demonstrations by artist Jim Ramsdell, a tour of the solar powered workshop, and a hands on project for all participating children. Contact the Library for times and signup. Limited space, so call ahead.
 
  Nov 13th-14th 'Our Shared Planet' visit to Wilson School in Janesville, Wisconsin. Artist in Residence program featuring Jim Ramsdell. Demonstrations and a presentation will be given along with a hands on art project for all students.
 
  Nov 16th-30th Rotary Gardens, Janesville, Wisconsin. This event will feature the full setup of the 'Our Shared Planet' exhibit for two weeks along with programs for children and adults alike. Two evening programs featuring OSP's powerful slide presentation "A Journey Through Nature To Creativity" will be given, one on each night of the 25th and 29th of November. Show times are 7:00 PM, stop in early to checkout the exhibit.
 
       
         
   

   
   

jim@oursharedplanet.org