The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is featuring in its gallery the work of four generations of one family of artists in the gallery.   

“Nelja” is Finnish for “four.”  The show features the work of the four generations of women in the Aho family from Central Minnesota.  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 spreads across many mediums, styles and processes.  Weaving, painting, paper making, ceramics, alcohol inks and more are included in this cross generational show that is beautiful and inspiring.  

The NYM Cultural Center Gallery is free; hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10- a.m. to 3 p.m. 

About the NYM 

Cultural Center

The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center is a rural hub for creativity, community vitality, and lifelong learning in the arts. The Center offers visitors intimate opportunities to encounter art and artists in its 80-seat concert listening room, visual art gallery in a historic building, gift shop featuring local artists, artist residency program, sculpture park, and a variety of opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. Since its incorporation in 1990, the Cultural Center has been passionate about connecting people to artists and rich cultural experiences in rural Minnesota, celebrating the local and being a window to the world. For more information, call 218-385-3339, or visit