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New York Mills Cultural Center to exhibit fish decoys and wildlife photos

The outdoors art exhibit takes place now through July 31.

The great outdoors and art come together at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center with an exhibit of wildlife photographs and fish decoys.

On display through Saturday, July 31, the exhibit features photos by Brad Anderson of Ottertail and fish decoys by Larry Lange and Brad Lange of Perham and by John Peeters of rural New York Mills.

An artist's reception for Brad Anderson is set for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 21. He will present more photos and discuss his photo adventures; his favorite locations include East Leaf Lake in Otter Tail County and Fergus Falls. Light refreshments will be served.

The fish decoys range from traditional to whimsical and show the artists’ skill and attention to detail. The cultural center said they should appeal to avid decoy collectors, anglers, painters and wood carvers.

Cultural Center Executive Director Betsy Roder adds, "This Gallery exhibit is a great example of our organizational vision to 'celebrate the local' including local artists as well as our local fishing and wildlife culture. Otter Tail County is filled with incredible outdoor wildlife and recreation, and fishing is part of New York Mills' DNA as the home of Lund boats. This show celebrates the intersection of local art, wildlife and fishing culture through the work of this talented photographer and decoy artists."


The reception and exhibits are free to attend and open to the public. Gallery and gift shop 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. Private viewing and tours can be arranged by contacting Cheryl Bannes at 218-385-3339 or cheryl@kulcher.org.

The exhibit is partly paid for by funds through the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment that was approved by Minnesota voters in 2008.

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