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April 12-13

3rd Avenue Art Gallery
Huntington, WV
(304) 522-1112
April 26-28
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Waynesboro, VA
(540) 949-6473
May 8
Glen Allen Cultural Arts Ctr
Glen Allen, VA
(804) 261-6206








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Dear Friends,

 

“Most travel, and certainly the rewarding kind, involves depending on the kindness of strangers, putting yourself into the hands of people you don't know and trusting them with your life.” 
-Paul Theroux

 

I was on my way to Woodstock, Virginia with my daughter Becky last week, when the car suffered a blowout. As many of you know, the uncertainty of car troubles when travelling creates its own uncomfortable anxiety. We were so fortunate to have kind strangers lend assistance, and get us back on the road quickly.

 


Meet my roadside heroes. Both men were driving 18 wheelers.
I am so grateful for them. Thank you for rescuing us.

 

The April 6th show with King James Galleries in the old Shenandoah County Courthouse was simply a delight. When I have the opportunity to release a historical print on location such as this, the place becomes so much more alive for me. Many people came by and shared their stories of the courthouse including 2 justices that had worked there.

 


I am in the old courtroom of the Shenandoah County Courthouse with one of the justices who presided here before the court moved. Notice the JMU sweater? I will be releasing a new JMU print soon. More information later in this newsletter.

 


Shenandoah County Historical Society president Barbara Adamson joins me in conversation. I loved hearing her knowledge about the valley and passion for historical preservation.

 

The Shenandoah Valley is full of history and it is so very well documented at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. (MSV) This museum is located in Winchester, Virginia. I was so glad that we took time to visit this very special place. Upon arrival at the museum the first display to greet us was a survey of the photographic works of Lewis Wickes Hine (1874- 1940). You may recognize his name as the photographer who documented the construction of the Empire State Building as well as the immigrant experience, child labor, and the American worker. Hine is credited with being the father of American documentary photography. The first photo to catch my attention was that of an Italian immigrant family. This is so near and dear to my heart as my mother was Sicilian, and came through Ellis Island in 1904. There are so many fascinating exhibitions at the museum and I would encourage everyone to visit it. Here is a link to their webpage to help you plan your visit. www.themsv.org

 


Director of Exhibitions at MSV, Cory Garman, took time to share with me an astounding collection of miniatures. The R. Lee Taylor miniatures are a permanent display at the museum. This display is comprised of 14 houses and rooms, recreated in exquisite and exacting detail. My favorite was the Glen Burnie house, which was Mr. Taylor’s home. I had the honor of painting this home in 2018.

 


I’d like to come back to the MSV soon!

 

Hello West Virginia, it has been awhile since I’ve visited. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again. Our new Moss dealer, 3rd Avenue Art Gallery and Framing by Jenks, is hosting my next show and new print release. I hope you’ll join me this Friday evening from 5-7 pm, or Saturday from noon until 5 pm. My new print, Heritage Station, is a former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad passenger station. It is located at 11th St and Veterans Memorial Boulevard and is currently home to a number of eclectic shops.

 


Robert and Patti, the owners of 3rd Avenue Art Gallery and Framing by Jenks. I am looking forward to meeting this fun pair. You’ll find us at 733 3rd Avenue in Huntington, WV 25701. If you have questions about the show or would like to preorder your print, here is the phone number, (304) 522-1112. See you soon!

 

After spending time and making new friends in the Shenandoah Valley, it is fitting that I will be releasing my new JMU print this month at the Spring Barn Show and Gallery Open House. Here is a preview of the print.

 


University Memories. I will be releasing this print with the Moss Gallery of Waynesboro on the opening day of the Spring Barn Show, Friday, April 26th. After the Barn show weekend, I’m off to Italy for 2 weeks.

 

In closing, I would like to share a proud grandmother moment. My youngest granddaughter, Amanda, is about to graduate from high school. She has been involved in the drama department and participated in 17 productions. This past weekend was her final show. She sang the lead character Belle, in Beauty and the Beast. My daughter Patty and Mary Morgan attended one of the performances and said Amanda stole the show! I wish I could have been there. I have enjoyed the videos and photos from that night, and I have a photo to share with you.

 


My granddaughter Amanda as Belle in Beauty and the Beast.

 

Until next week,

 

Love,




 
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