BeachIn April, the Cultural Center Gift Store proudly announced its “Artist of the Month” program which features a new Gift Store artist each month with special deals and activities. The program’s intent is to bring attention to the myriad of talented local and regional artists and specialty product makers who enhance the assortment in the Cultural Center’s Gift Store. Additionally, the program provides an opportunity for members of the community to come and connect with the featured artist or maker, participate in a class or observe a demonstration, and take advantage of special discounts on artist-made creations. The Cultural Center is committed to featuring a new artist each month and offering special events and an opportunity to meet the artist and purchase their artwork with special discounts.

MJWentzThumbnailMary Jo Wentz

alcohol ink painter / 3d fiber artist

Mary Jo is a painter using the medium of alcohol inks and a fiber artist working in 3-dimensional artwork. In the past year and a half she has been awarded the LRAC/McKnight Career Development Grant and the McKnight Legacy Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant. Her work has been juried into numerous exhibits in Minnesota, Nebraska, and North Carolina and she completes work on commission. She teaches numerous workshops on painting with alcohol inks.

Join Mary Jo at the Cultural Center on

Saturday, September 24th from 6pm to 9pm

for her

Alcohol Inks Painting Class

TreesAbstract2What: Alcohol Inks Painting Class
When: Saturday, September 24th 6pm-9pm
Where: The Cultural Center in New York Mills
Who: 21+
Cost: $80 for non-members, $75 for members
Details: all materials provided!

Adult beverages served.

Mary Jo’s paintings on sale for 10% off in the Cultural Center Gift Shop all month!