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Thanks to All Who Attended My Opening Receptions!

Posted on: July 10th, 2012 by Jeff Weispfenning No Comments

I’d like to thank all the wonderful people who came to my recent Opening Receptions at the Rourke Art Gallery in Moorhead, MN.  You made it a great success!  My painting exhibition looks amazing and I hope many more people can come to see it.  It’ll remain up until August 12th, 2012.  The entire gallery is filled with 55 of my paintings… 3 floors of Art!  Plus, if you like old houses, you’ll love this one, built in 1875.

I have to admit, my stomach was a bit filled with butterflies before the opening reception on Friday night.  The evening reception, billed as the “Member’s Preview” was open to anyone who visited.  Much wine & cheese, coffee & cookies and fun atmosphere were free for the taking.  Soon after the opening, some of us met at the Avalon Ballroom (the old Conservatory) in Fargo, ND for a delicious dinner.  I had a great baked lasagna and Sarah and I shared a bottle of wine.  Later that night, we went to the Hotel Donaldson (or the “HoDo” as the locals call it) for some beer swilling and late nite chatting.

Sarah and I stayed in the Radisson Hotel, Downtown Fargo!  It was a fun filled Friday, and Saturday, was spent sleeping and/or watching movies on cable.  My tummy was still a bit nervous, so we skipped partying, and just laid low!

On Sunday, the “Public Opening”, I was to give a short gallery talk.  Yikes!  I’d spent many hours writing notes and rehearsing the speech, and thanks to my college speech class it went pretty well.  Sarah recorded it, but I haven’t listened to it yet, for fear I may get embarrassed, ha!  There were a lot of people in attendance for my talk, and I felt really overwhelmed!  It’s been a while since I have done any public speaking.

The openings all went well, and the Rourke Art Gallery staff treated me very nicely!  What a professional looking exhibition, if I do say so myself!  They hung the paintings expertly and took the time to arrange all 3 floors perfectly.  Please come to see the show if you can!  It’ll be up until August 12th.

Address:  The Rourke Art Gallery, 523 South 4th Street Moorhead, MN

Phone:  218-236-8861

Hours:  Fridays:  1 – 5 pm or by appointment Saturday and Sunday.  All you have to do is call 218-236-8861 and someone will be there to let you in!

This exhibition continues until August 12, 2012!

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