Two Fergus Falls Artists “Side by Side” at the NYM Cultural

Closing Reception Saturday January 11

The Cultural Center in New York Mills’ current gallery show features the artwork of two talented artists from Fergus Falls, Naomi Schliesman and Nancy Valentine.  The “Side By Side” closing reception will be held on Saturday, January 11 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and is free to attend and open to all.

Naomi Schliesman grew up in Fergus Falls, MN. She has her BFA with an emphasis in sculpture from Minnesota State University Moorhead and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She continues her own studio practice in Visual and Performing Arts and has shown nationally. Naomi’s art ranges from acrylic paintings to large scale mixed medium sculptures.

Nancy Valentine lives in Fergus Falls MN, has a BA in Communications from UMD, and is a self-taught artist.  Nancy draws technical inspiration from her Chinese heritage, using ink on rice paper, along with watercolor in her artwork.  Her paintings on display at the Cultural Center focus on our definition of what feminine beauty looks like.  

Both Naomi and Nancy will be at the reception to discuss their work with an artist talk at 5:30 p.m.  The reception from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. is free to attend and open to the public. Light refreshments served and cash bar available.

The Cultural Center Gallery and Gift Shop is currently closed for the month, but reopens on January 29, 2020, with regular hours on Wednesdays and Thursdays 10-7, Fridays 10-5 and Saturdays 10-3.  Admission to the gallery is always free and open to the public.

For more information, call 218-385-3339, or visit

About the Cultural Center:

The Cultural Center in New York Mills is a rural hub for creativity, community vitality, and lifelong learning in the arts. We offer visitors intimate opportunities to encounter art and artists in our 80-seat concert listening room, a visual art gallery in a historic building, a gift store featuring local artists, an artist residency program, classes and workshops, a sculpture park, and a variety of opportunities to learn, grow, and thrive. Since our incorporation in 1990, we have been passionate about connecting people to artists and rich cultural experiences in rural Minnesota, celebrating the local and being a window to the world.