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Oct. 5-6

Berlin Creek Gallery
Berlin, OH
(330) 893-2686
Oct. 12-14
Barn Show and Gallery
Open House

Waynesboro, VA
(540) 949-6473

Oct. 19-20
The Village Shoppe
Kalona, IA
 (319) 656-3853








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Dear Friends,

 

October has arrived and so has the beautiful autumn weather, typical of Virginia. It is a good week to travel, and this week I will be travelling to Berlin, Ohio for a show on October 5th & 6th with Berlin Creek Galleries. I must say that it is like returning home when I get to see gallery owner Nancy Tarzan and her family and friends. I always look forward to the traditional Amish meal that we share together. This year, we will be releasing 2 new prints together. Take a look! You can preorder your print by calling Nancy at 330-893-2686.

 


Berlin Creek staff, from L to R, Alysha, Tracy, me and gallery owner, Nancy Tarzan.

 


Berlin Creek has framed the original for
Graceful Autumn Ride. This frame incorporates burled wood with silk matting. They have framed prints ready too!

 


Winter’s Memories. Winter will soon be here. This print depicts one of my favorite winter activities.

 

On the heels of the Berlin Creek show I will make my way back to the Shenandoah Valley for the Annual Fall Barn Show and Gallery Open House in Waynesboro, Virginia. Albert Camus said, “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower.” I think so too. I enjoy the fall season the most, so I am releasing another fall-themed print with the Waynesboro Gallery. It may be preordered by contacting the gallery at 540-949-6473.

 


Autumn on the Farm, my new print for release in Waynesboro.

 

As promised, I have the rest of the story from this year’s Fall Society Bus Tour. Even though it was only 3.5 days long, I feel like we did and saw so much. Last week I left off when we were leaving James Madison’s Montpelier. I had mentioned that the clouds had descended, so our dinner at the Barn had been moved indoors. Our caterer, Jenner Brunk, had prepared a lovely chicken dish with sides of rice and vegetables. I don’t think that anyone left the table hungry. During the meal, the Moss Foundation held a silent auction. The money raised from the sale of those items has gone into the teachers’ grant fund. The Foundation extends its gratitude to all who support and share my vision of integrating art into children’s education.

 


Here we are gathered about the silent auction tables enjoying continued conversation.

 

Sunday morning arrived with no relief from the fog and mist. No one appeared to be adversely affected by it. We happily boarded our bus for a nice leisurely ride to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, located just outside of Charlottesville, VA.

 


My daughter Patty is headed to the Monticello porch for the tour.

 


Perhaps one of the best parts of the trip was having family friend Karen Quillen lead us through Monticello. Karen had seen my name on the list of tours arriving that day and had requested to be our group guide. What a wonderful surprise!

 


Thomas Jefferson is buried on the property. I found it interesting that he wanted to be remembered for only 3 things; being the author of the American Declaration of Independence, also authoring the Statute of Virginia for religious Freedom and for being the father of the University of Virginia.

 

From Monticello, we made the short trip to Michie Tavern for lunch. I painted Michie Tavern in 1989 for WVPT television of Harrisonburg, Virginia. The tavern has a rich history dating back into the 1770’s. It has served as a residence, an ordinary and a museum prior to becoming a restaurant. I find it interesting that although the tavern has had a number of owners, it has retained the name of the original owner.

 


Group photo before our tour at Michie Tavern. Photo by Joe Jenelle.

 


What a surprise to get a short dance lesson as part of our visit to Michie Tavern!

 

Last stop on the tour brought us to the Waynesboro Gallery. As always, the gallery was beautifully appointed. My daughter Ginny had thoughtfully collected and displayed the prints that corresponded to the places that we had just visited. Corrado had the frame shop open. Refreshments were served while we enjoyed our final stop together.

 


The gallery served Barren Ridge wines in the Moss goose glasses. It was quite festive!

 


Joyce Johnson Cressman was thrilled that Corrado framed
Turquoise Treasure for her. “One of the best parts of the trip,” she said. The next Moss Society trip is to Italy in May of 2019. Please follow this link for information on this exciting event, Italy 2019 trip.

 

My fall show schedule has changed. My scheduled November show at The Framery in Marietta, GA has been moved to the spring.  I’m sorry to miss seeing all my Georgia friends but look forward to seeing you in 2019.

 

In closing, I have to tell you about a young lady that I met at my show last weekend at Sinkland Farms in nearby Christiansburg, Virginia. We released my new print, Old Friend, and presented a check to Feeding America Southwest Virginia. I met Ella, a young, aspiring artist and businesswoman. I have a soft spot for children, especially when it comes to art. Ella had been working odd jobs and saving her money. She purchased Old Friend with her own money and had me sign it. I asked her to bring some of her art work to show me next time I visit.

 


Ella proudly showing her new print. She’s going to go places.

 

Until next week,

 

Love,


 

  



 
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