The New York Mills Arts Retreat and Regional Cultural Center is a multidisciplinary arts organization that has been dedicated to expanding the cultural and creative opportunities for rural Americans for more than two and a half decades. The Center, founded by John Davis, is located in the town of New York Mills in Otter Tail County in north central Minnesota.
THE GREAT AMERICAN THINK-OFF
Now in its 25th year, The Great American Think-Off is an exhibition of civil disagreement between powerful ideas being explored by every day people. Designed to bring philosophy down from the ivory towers of academia and make it accessible for all, the contest has received national acclaim including coverage by C-SPAN, the New York Times, and The Today Show.
Read Honorable Mention Essays here.
“Has the 2016 election changed our perception of truth?”
Five say YES, Five say NO.
Read the Winning Essays here.
Pamela Lewis (Greatest Thinker)
Nancy Krier (2nd Place)
Kris Pauna (Finalist)
David Shapiro (Finalist)