All Day Saturday, Nov. 14th, Holiday Open House (including directions)

Ange in Wine and Blue co pro 800 H

"Angel in Wine and Blue" watercolor by Marion Gunderson, 1954. (Click photo to enlarge.)

It’s official!  I am having a holiday open house for the purpose of promoting (and hopefully selling) prints of Mother’s artwork…as well as having fun getting together with friends and meeting people even if they don’t purchase.  The open house will be in Bill’s and my home 2 and 1/2 miles (2.5 miles) west of Perry, Iowa, on Highway 141.

Saturday, Nov. 14th:  9:00 AM until 5:00 PM (The open house is advertised to have a break between noon and 2:00 because I will not be here for those two hours.  However, feel free to stop during those two hours to browse and purchase, if you like.  I just won’t be here during those two hours to chat and/or answer questions.)

I am happy to meet by appointment, as well.

To the right of this page there is a link that says, “November Open House.”  It has some basic information about the open house.

Here are directions for getting to Bill’s and my home, 14106 Green Dr., Perry, Iowa.

If coming from the east, for example from Des Moines:  Take Highway 141 from Des Moines to Perry until you get to the stop light that is at the Hy-Vee/McDonalds intersection.  From that stop light, continue through the intersection (don’t turn at the intersection) and keep going west another 2 1/2 (2.5) miles until paved (not gravel) Green Drive is on your left.  Turn south onto Green Drive. Green Drive curves back to the east. Our home is about 1/20th mile off of Highway 141.  It is the first house in the development.  (If you get to the airport on Highway 141, you’ve gone 1/4 mile too far west.)

If you are coming from the west on Highway 141, for example from Dawson:  Once you are on Highway 141 with the Perry airport driveway on your right (on the south side of Highway  141), continue another 1/4 (.25) miles east.  (Go somewhat slowly on Highway 141 between the Perry airport and our house because Green Drive pops up sooner than you’d think.) Turn south on paved (not gravel) Green Drive. Green Drive curves back to the east.  Our home is about 1/20th mile off of Highway 141.  It is the first house in the development.

This week on November 10th the Des Moines Register published a story about Mother’s watercolors.  The story also explained how sales of prints will benefit the Rolfe Public Library…and the community of Rolfe, Iowa. (Update on December 13, 2009:  The article is no longer posted on the Des Moines Register web site.  If you email me to let me know you’d like I a digital copy of it, I’ll email it to you.

My mind is all a-buzz with excitement planning for and anticipating the open house.  Therefore, my writing might have left out some important details.  If so, feel free to contact me with any questions/comments you might have, or to arrange an appointment. or (515) 465-2746

If you have even a smidgen of interest in the prints, please come and see them if you can.  Online photos of them just do not do justice to Mother’s work.

By the way, since I last posted, I added the image of Bunny in “View and Order Prints.”  Except for dealing with the open house, I probably won’t post about other topics until after the open house.

Thank you for your interest,

Louise Gunderson Shimon


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