This post submitted by Bryan, TX member Janene Pratt:
I was fortunate to be able to travel to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia to attend the opening of Nelson Shanks portrait exhibit there. I studied under Nelson years ago. We had such a wonderful time in Russia, we were treated like royalty and the exhibit was well received. The exhibit will move to Moscow and then to China. His exhibit included the wonderful portraits of Princess Diana, John Paul II and Mstislav Rostropovich.
We had a private tour, after hours, of The Heritage Museum in St. Petersburg led by Nelson. The picture is below. I am second to the right.