"Common Channel: Responses to Ledges State Park" is on display through Nov. 11 in the Hanson Gallery at the Clear Lake Arts Center.

A Meet the Artists reception, artists' walk-about and panel discussion will be 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Just 20 miles west of Ames and 40 miles north of Des Moines along the Des Moines River is Ledges State Park, one of Iowa’s hidden treasures.

Several professors and graduate students from Iowa State University joined to create an exhibit inspired by their encounters with the huge limestone bluffs, hiking trails and gentle streams there.

The exhibit includes 2 and 3-D works including three ceramic containers exploring the hydrology of Ledges by Ingrid Lilligren.

Visit this narrative that explores one of Iowa’s hidden gems, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays at the arts center, 17 S. Fourth St.