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 P. Buckley Moss Newsletter

July 10-12

P. Buckley Moss Barn Show
& Gallery Open House

Waynesboro, VA
(540) 949-6473
July 18
3rd Avenue Art Gallery
Huntington, WV
(304) 522-1112
Aug. 7-9
Steppin' Out & Gallery Show
Blacksburg, VA
(540) 552-6446

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Dear Friends,


I am deeply saddened by the recent turn of events that are adversely affecting our country. In May I celebrated my 87th birthday and with this longevity I have been witness to other times in our history where things weren’t so good. I believe it is time for all of us to stop, listen and help. Through mutual respect and cooperation we will work through this and emerge stronger because we are united. The first step in caring for each other is to care about one another.


The State of Virginia is cautiously reopening for business. Because of this, my show at the P Buckley Moss Gallery of Blacksburg was held virtually last weekend. I thoroughly enjoyed the interaction and conversation that I was able to have with friends and collectors, albeit at a distance. If you missed it, the online gallery can still be viewed by following this link.


At the time of this letter, my Summer Barn Show and Gallery Open House with the P Buckley Moss Gallery of Waynesboro may be my first public appearance. The dates are Friday, July 10th through Sunday, July 12th. I am really excited to share with you the piece that I have been working on for release at this show. As many of you know, I lived full time for a number years in Mathews, Virginia which is located on the tip of the Middle Peninsula and surrounded by water. The brilliant colors of the area are permanently etched into my artist’s eye. My new print was inspired by a favorite Mathews County landmark. It is titled, Poplar Grove Tide Mill. This tidal mill is part of the Poplar Grove Estate and located just down the street from my distribution center. It was built in the 1800’s to replace a previous mill that had been burned during the Civil War. It remained in operation until about 1912. A piece of interesting history about the place is that it had a famous owner briefly. John Lennon and Yoko Ono purchased the property around 1979. It is said that Lennon visited Poplar Grove a few times before his death in 1980. It is unknown as to what he had planned for the estate. Yoko Ono retained the property until 1984, at which time she donated it to a local boy’s home. The current owner is businesswoman Bernadine Teague who lives in Newport News. Although the property is unoccupied, it is being maintained. As you can see in the photo below some significant restoration has taken place.


This picture of Poplar Grove Tide Mill taken last January shows the recently repaired mill wheel.


Poplar Grove Tide Mill, $125, IS: 9-3/4 x 15 ins.


Until next week,



P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd.
74 Poplar Grove Lane
Mathews, VA 23109
(800) 430-1320
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