Paintings by Moira Villiard
In the Gallery
Sept 9 – Oct 10, 2020

The Cultural Center in New York Mills’ current gallery show “The Rights of The Child” by artist Moira Villiard is on display from Wednesday, September 9th through Saturday, October 10th, 2020.

All are invited to a closing reception held on Saturday, October 10th, 2020 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.  This is your last chance to see this extraordinary exhibit!  Refreshments served.

This show features paintings and mixed media by Duluth artist Moira Villiard, an exceptional painter who captures expression and feeling in her portraits.  Through an exhibition of paintings and digitally designed posters, Villiard explores the essence of childhood and children’s rights in modern times.

Come to the Cultural Center Wed – Thurs 10-6, Fri 10-5 and Sat 10-3 to see this remarkable show. Special hours available upon request. Admission to the gallery is always free and open to all.

Moira Villiard is a dynamic multidisciplinary visual artist working in a variety of artistic genres, including portraiture, illustration, graphic and digital design and as a muralist.

She is also a community organizer, curator and passionate arts educator concentrating her efforts around issues of equity and justice including: arts access (giving voice to underrepresented communities within the arts), creative placemaking, environmental sustainability, youth empowerment, and acknowledgement of Indigenous land, culture, and history.

Villiard is a Fond du Lac Ojibwe direct descendent and grew up on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Cloquet, MN.She received her Bacheor’s Degree in Communicating Arts (Global Studies Minor) from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2016.

Moira (pronounced “Mee-Ree”) grew up in the wetlands of the Fond du Lac Reservation and until recently worked as the Arts & Cultural Programming Coordinator for the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO). Currently she is focusing on creating her artwork full-time and working as a freelance consultant, designer, speaker, and grant-writer.

She was broadly recognized in 2019, when she received the 2019 Duluth NAACP “Take a Stand for the Revolution” award, 2019 Emerging City Champions fellowship, Forecast Public Art 2019 Early-Career Project Grant, 2019 YWCA Women of Distinction award, and The Duluth News Tribune 20 under 40 award. Her work has been featured in numerous shows in Duluth and around Minnesota, including her recent solo show, “Rights of the Child” at Zeitgeist, and group shows “Beyond Borders” at MacRostie Arts Center and “We the People” at the Minnesota Museum of American Art.


The Cultural Center offers many unique opportunities for the residents of our region to participate in and enjoy the arts, including a variety of visual art gallery shows, music and other performances, lectures, and workshops. The goal is to celebrate local art and culture, and to be a window to the world.

The Cultural Center Gallery and Gift Shop is open Wednesdays and Thursdays 10-6, Fridays 10-5 and Saturdays 10-3.  Admission is always free and open to the public. Call 218-385-3339 with any questions.

This organization and activity is supported by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.