applebee gallery
macmurray college

Current Exhibition

Sally Weisenburg
Sally Weisenburg Paintings and Music
October 1-24, 2014

Press Release

Schuyler County artist and musician Sally Weisenburg’s artwork will be on display during October in the Applebee Gallery on the MacMurray College campus.

The opening reception for "Sally Weisenburg Paintings and Music" will be Friday, October 3 at 4:30 - 7 p.m. during the monthly Downtown Gallery Hop in Jacksonville, IL. The reception is also a Jacksonville Area Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" gathering at the gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

There will be an artist's talk shortly after the exhibition opens, and Weisenberg's band will perform its eclectic repertoire of soul, blues and old country during the reception.

The show, sponsored by the Committee on the MacMurray Art Collection, exhibits 35 of Weisenburg's artworks, including "Goldie & Me" (pictured). "I have performed music professionally for many years, playing and singing mostly other people's stories," Weisenburg says. "My painting gives me the opportunity to tell some of my own stories."

Weisenburg's artwork has been exhibited in a number of galleries, including the Once Gallery in Taos, NM and last year at the Prairie House Framing and Gallery in Springfield, IL. Weisenburg, who sings and plays keyboard in a professional band that bears her name, also has a regular, changing presence for her artwork on her website, sallyweisenburg.com.

After the opening, the exhibition can be viewed Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and on the morning of Saturday, October 25. On that day, the Gallery will be open 9 - 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., before and after the MacMurray Homecoming parade. The Applebee Gallery is located in the Putnam-Springer Center at the southeast corner of East State and Clay streets on the MacMurray College campus.