The Cultural Center in New York Mills Gallery is hosting the paintings of Moira Villiard in a show titled “The Rights of the Child." This exhibit will run through Oct. 10, from 1:30-3 p.m. Refreshments served. COVID-19 safety guidelines observed, according to a news release from the New York Mills Cultural Center.

According to the news release, this is an exhibition of paintings and digitally designed posters by Duluth-based artist Villiard exploring the essence of childhood and children’s rights in modern times. Villiard’s work also calls attention to individual cognitive dissonance, or “doublethink,” that occurs when people hold two contradictory beliefs about an issue or situation.

Villiard is a Fond du Lac Ojibwe direct descendent and grew up on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Cloquet, Minn. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2016.

The Cultural Center Gallery and Gift Shop is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Additional hours or private showings can be arranged by contacting the Cultural Center. “The Rights of the Child” will be on display until October 10, 2020.

The Cultural Center is located at 24 North Main Ave, New York Mills, MN 56567. Gallery admission is always free and open to all. For more information, email cheryl@kulcher.org or call 218-385-3339.