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May 18-19

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Dear Friends,

 

“may my heart always be open to little
birds who are the secrets of living
whatever they sing is better than to know
and if men should not hear them men are old” 

-e. e. cummings

 

What a joy to have a volunteer assistant at my Glen Allen show last week. Mr. Perry Comeaux and his 2 brothers had accompanied their mother to the show. They arrived early and the 3 of them helped unload the artwork from the car. Perry stuck around afterwards and asked if he could help collectors with their photographs. In the end, he was opening and preparing prints for me to sign. In between collectors Perry and I had a chance to talk. His youthful energy and quiet exuberance will be the tools of his success in life. Young people, like him, give me great hope for the future. Thank you Perry for lending a hand.

 


My new friend Perry Comeaux helping me at my show at the Cultural Center for the Arts at Glen Allen last Wednesday.

 

Richmond artists Jerome Jones Jr. and Jeromyah Jones (father and son) also came to the Glen Allen show. Jerome remembered that he had been in my Waynesboro gallery on May 9, 2015, almost exactly 4 years ago. These 2 wonderful men use their talents to teach the “Art of Life Through the Love of Art.” Their message serves to inspire people to use their talents to uplift others. I encourage you to visit their website to explore their art and learn more. http://jeromewjonesjr.com/

 


I had a great conversation with fellow artists Jeromya Jones (L) and his father Jerome Jones, Jr.

 

The Moss on the James Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society was also on-hand to help out. They shared pictures with me from their recent fundraising tea held to raise money for Change the World RVA. This unique organization has been quietly assisting homeless students of the Richmond area. What began in 2011 as a church project to provide Christmas gifts for the homeless, has grown into a full time outreach program to help guide these students towards success. Provisions are given from the all-volunteer teams, which include anything from mentoring to food to rides to cell phones. Most importantly, this interaction between community volunteers and the students lays the groundwork for a more nurturing society. I was disappointed that my schedule did not allow me to attend the tea.

 


Moss on the James Tea with speaker Change the World RVA President, Natalie May. For more information on this organization, or to learn about volunteering opportunities, please follow this link
. https://www.changetheworldrva.org/

 

I always enjoy my visits to Pennsylvania and last weekend was no exception. My show with King James Galleries of Gettysburg seemed to fly by in a blink of an eye. So many friends stopped by and the gallery was full all day. Gallery manager, Debra Starry, had the show print Mary-Penn Spring beautifully framed and hanging among other framed work of mine.  The gallery was beautiful. The staff even did a Facebook Live presentation during the Saturday show. Thank you to everyone who stopped by.

 


A trip to Gettysburg and the King James Gallery is never complete without a visit from my favorite Santa Claus. He came bearing a birthday card for me.

 

The weekend will be upon us so quickly, and I must tell you how much I am looking forward to our first show at the new location for the Moss Gallery of Blacksburg. The new address is Kent Square, which is found at 216 S. Main St in Blacksburg. My daughters Mary and Becky will be on-hand to help me celebrate the grand re-opening of this gallery. The hours are Saturday, May 18th from 11 am until 5 pm, and Sunday, May 19th, noon until 3 pm. Additionally, I have a new print that we will be releasing. It is titled Hiker’s Dream. You’ll want to be on the lookout for the special Moss gift basket filled with extraordinary surprises that the gallery staff has put together. The drawing for the basket will be held on Sunday. We will be serving refreshments and cake since Monday, May 20th is my birthday. I hope you will stop by to say hello and enjoy cake with me.

 


Hiker’s Dream, $95, IS: 14-1/2 x 7-7/8 ins., Edition 500 with 25 AP’s. To inquire about the show or preorder your print, please call the Blacksburg Gallery at 540-552-6446.

 

“For the Love of Children” has been a slogan of mine and the Moss Foundation, but it now has a life of its own through the actions of the Moss Society, friends and family. I’d like to take a moment to share a picture with you. Meet Ruth Kibbe. She received the last IPTV print, Summer on the Iowa Prairie.  This print was done as a fundraiser for the statewide Iowa Public Television and it incorporated the Iowa state bird (eastern gold finch), the state tree (the bur tree), and a collection of native flowers, including the state flower (wild prairie rose). Ruth donated the print to the children of the Palo United Methodist Bible School.

 


Ruth Kibbe and the children of the Palo United Methodist Bible School sharing a joyful moment.

 

Until next week,

 

Love,





 
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