Local Legends Exhibit
February 1 – March 2, 2024
Reception Friday, February 23

All are invited to the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center Gallery to see the exhibit “Local Legends” featuring 11 local/regional artists with ties to the Cultural Center.

This show will captivate your imagination and inspire you to explore your creativity. Artists in this show include:

  • Shirlee Aho Daulton: mixed media pieces
  • Lina Belar: poetry and photography
  • Tim Cassidy: early metal works
  • Sher Elkin: batik garments and wall hangings
  • Lynn Kasma: mixed media pieces
  • Linda Koutsky: photographs
  • Jerry Mevissen: art spanning 60 years
  • John Peeters: wildlife carving and paintings
  • Jamie Robertson: photography
  • Pam Robinson: well-known style of painted and assembled works
  • Kent Scheer: small sculptural pieces

Works of art in the show vary greatly in style, materials, and techniques, and feature many early works from some of the most well-known artists in our area. Each artist in this show has a unique and deep connection to the Cultural Center. Many of the artists featured worked at the Center in its earlier years and continue to volunteer, show their work, and teach workshops. The art in the gallery was produced from 1961 to 2024 and the show features art from two artists in their 90s. Batik artist, Sher Elkin has on display the first batik garment she ever made in 1979!

Gallery Curator Cheryl Bannes stated, “I hope this show inspires people to explore their own creativity, as it is never too late to learn an art form, and inspires artists to keep on creating. For those who have been creating art for their whole life, art is not something they do, it is who they are. This show is a great way for visitors to see the long history and quality of arts in this part of West Central Minnesota.”

This must-see show is on display from February 1 through March 2, 2024, with a reception planned for Friday, February 23 from 4-6 p.m., with Artist Talks beginning at 5 p.m.  Several artists will be on hand to discuss their work, techniques, and styles. Refreshments will be available.

Gallery Hours:

  • Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Fridays 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays/Mondays/Tuesdays; private viewings available.

The Gallery is always free to see and open to all. Call 218-385-3339 or email cheryl@kulcher.org with any questions or to schedule a private gallery viewing.






The activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.