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Celebrating Missouri
 
Members and guests enjoyed a reception for the exhibit, "Painting Missouri," which opened May 9, 2009 at the Montminy Art Gallery in the Walters Boone County Museum. About 100 people turned out to see the work by Impressionist artist Billyo O'Donnell ~ 115 oil paintings depicting each county in Missouri ~ and to pick up a copy of the book "Painting Missouri" by writer Karen Glines and featuring the work of Billyo. Book signings are scheduled throughout the duration of the exhibit. For more information, call 573-443-8936.

PAINTING MISSOURI BOOK

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Author Karen Glines signs a book for Sabra Tull Myer.
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Larry Hall and Lisa Fricke admire the oil paintings in the exhibit.
 
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Carl Freiling, Bill Crawford and Carolyn Doyle enjoy the evening.
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Guests celebrated Painting Missouri with Missouri wine and conversation.
 
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Missouri wildflower arrangements were donated by Alan Anderson, Ashland.
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Guests saw Billyo's work firsthand at the opening reception.
 
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Kate and Carol looked for their home counties among the paintings.
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