Photographs from the exhibit "Earth Views from Orbit: Photos by Karen Nyberg" are on display at the New York Mills Cultural Center and the New York Mills Public Library through Feb. 27.
Nyberg, an astronaut, took dozens of photos of earth from her unusual vantage point, posting the images on her Facebook page. Upon Nyberg’s return to earth, Henning-based photographer Dan Broten worked with the astronaut to select two dozen pictures to mount on canvas.
The show features photographs captured by the astronaut during her second mission on the International Space Station in 2013.
A Gallery Reception will be 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the New York Mills Cultural Center. Broten will give a talk at 5:30 p.m.
Most of the photographs are on view at the Cultural Center, the New York Mills Public Library will also have some on display, and is hosting several space-themed programs for a variety of ages. Contact the Library at 218-385-2436 for more information.
Additional space-related events will also be held at the Cultural Center: A free movie night, International Space Station, will be 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. A Starry Night Paint & Sip Workshop will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Feb. 22. Participants will create a small painting featuring the night sky, based on Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting, with a Minnesota twist. Call 218-385-3339 to register.