New York Mills Regional Cultural Center to showcase four generations of artists

The artists belong to the Aho family from central Minnesota.

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Spread across many mediums, styles and processes, members of the Aho family have created artwork for generations.

Now that work will be on display at the New York Mills Cultural Center from Wednesday, Aug. 4 through Saturday, Sept. 4, with an artist reception on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 1-3 p.m.

The exhibit is called “Nelja Generations"; the word "nelja," which means "four" in Finnish, reflects the family's Finnish heritage.

Artwork on display in the gallery features the work of artists Esther Aho, Shirlee Aho Daulton, Genevive Aho Keranen, Kim Smith, Sandra Daulton Shaughnessy, Katrine Karanen Savoie, Jody Hagenson and Kelly Hagenson. The artwork created by the family members includes weaving, painting, paper making, ceramics, alcohol inks and more.

Everyone is invited to meet the artists. The reception will include light refreshments and is free to attend.


All exhibits are also free to view at the cultural center. The center's hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call 218-385-3339 or visit

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