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November 23

Up Against the Wall Gallery
Kingsport, TN
(423) 246-7210
November 29-30
Frames and More
Osage, IA
(641) 832-3067
December 7
King James Galleries
Gettysburg, PA
(717) 398-2034









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Dear Friends,

 

Even though I did not have a show this week, I haven’t been home much. It has been a week of invitations and I am grateful for each one. The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team thrilled and amazed me with their talents on the court. Since taking up residence in Radford, I have come to know a number of the players and have watched them grow as players and community members. I always look forward to going to their games. I also had the pleasure of seeing the men’s basketball team in action, thanks to tickets provided by dear friends Faye and Ronnie Marcum. The men’s team is off to a fantastic start this year with a 4-0 record. Truth be told, the best part of the games is being surrounded by friends and family.

 

As exciting as sports can be, my favorite outing was our trip to the Moss Art Center for a performance by The Silkroad Ensemble. It is hard for me to describe this group. They are culturally diverse in what they bring to the ensemble, but through this diversity they share a unique coherent musical conversation.  YoYo Ma was the visionary that created the group in 1998. His idea of musically sharing in a global fashion was based upon his study of the Silk Road of China, an ancient network of trade routes that linked regions of the ancient world in commerce. For our performance, we had three vocalists, a number of stringed instruments, French horns and percussion. There were also some instruments that I have never seen. The show was simply wonderful. My thanks to Lindsey and Larry Bowman who thoughtfully provided tickets.

 


Although this is a photo from an earlier performance this year, it provides insight into the joyful musical expression that is shared
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Congratulations are in order for the Moss on the James Chapter of the P Buckley Moss Society. They held their 30th anniversary celebration last Thursday at the County Seat in Powhatan, VA. This is a phenomenal accomplishment. Approximately 25 members were on hand for the occasion and I wish I could have been there. We have worked together on so many projects and you as a group have made such a difference in the Richmond area. My love and thanks to you.

 


30 year member Pat Urbine received a corsage from MOTJ president Pat Whitlow. Other longtime members in attendance were:
Marie Ehrlich, 28 yrs; Gay Bowman, 27 yrs; Bev Mann, 26 yrs; and Nancy Brantley, 25 yrs. We all miss our dear friend Floyd Boothe who was a founding member of this group. He passed away in July.

 

I’m off to Kingsport, Tennessee this weekend for the holiday gallery open house with my friends Mike and Lisa Anne Milhorn, owners of Up Against the Wall Gallery.  I anticipate that we will have a lot of fun with my new print release, Pet Works. Some of the proceeds from the sale of this print are designated to help a local animal shelter Petworks. This print is an excellent candidate for a remarque. If you’re not familiar with remarques, they are prints that have had original artwork added to them thus making them a 1 of a kind print. Collectors who wish to add images of their pets to this print are encouraged to consult with Mike at the gallery. His phone number is 423-246-7210.

 


Up Against the Wall Gallery is located at 316 East Market St in Kingsport. I will be there on Saturday, November 23rd from 10 am until 2 pm
. Do stop by!

 

As promised I have more details to share with you regarding my upcoming show at Frames and More in Osage, Iowa on November 29th and 30th. Gallery owner Allan Young is our newest Moss dealer, but no stranger to the art and framing world. His father was a finish carpenter so he was exposed to the world of craftsmanship at an early age. Working with his hands as an auto mechanic and commercial equipment repairman, he honed his skills. In 1978 his wife asked him to frame her counted cross stitch and this is where a lifelong hobby, now business, began. Allan retired from Kraft Foods in 2012 and decided to open a framing business. Welcome to the Moss family!

 

For our first print release together, Allan asked me to paint local landmark Cedar Valley Seminary. Built in 1869, it was home to the Cedar Valley Seminary School. This was not a religious school but more like a junior college. It served the community for many years and was known for its outstanding wrestling program. As time passed so did the need for this building where it was located. There was an extraordinary effort put out by local citizens who banded together and raised the money needed for moving the structure and restoring it. I found a fascinating time lapse video of the building being moved that I would like to share with you. Here is a link to it. https://youtu.be/7r9xLMTEUH8 The Cedar Valley Seminary is now fully restored, including the addition of an elevator. It is a hub of community activities daily ranging from social gatherings to cooking classes. I am looking forward to visiting it, especially since I heard that there is a coffee shop on the first floor!

 


Cedar Valley Seminary, $125, IS: 9-3/4 x 15 ins., Edition 250 and 25 ap’s

 


Frames and More is located at 703 Main St in Osage, IA 50461. Show times are 6 pm until 8 pm on Friday, November 29th, and 10 am until 4 pm on Saturday the 30th. For show information you may contact the gallery at 641-832-3067 or through Messenger on Facebook.

 

Until next week,

 

Love,





 
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