It was an honor to be the keynote speaker at the Southwest Virginia Regional Affiliate of the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The event was held this past Sunday in Pulaski, Virginia. The students’ work was on display at the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, which is where the reception was held, and the awards ceremony was held across the street at the Pulaski Theatre. My daughter Mary and I had a wonderful time meeting the students and their families and teachers, as well as looking at their work. Pulaski is a small town, and for them to have this amazing Fine Arts Center and theatre is such a blessing.
The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley in Pulaski, Va., was packed this past Sunday for the Southwest Virginia Regional Affiliate of the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. The students were so proud of their work, and I was honored to be the keynote speaker.
Talking with Gary Hancock, President of the Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley.
As you know, art and education are very important to me, and I am excited to announce that Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville, Ohio, recently made a $1,700.00 donation to the East Ridge Homework Club in Lebanon, Ohio, from part of the proceeds from the sale of the Lebanon Holiday Horse Parade print. The Homework Club was started several years ago by dedicated child advocate Mary Wells as a safe place for children to meet after school and be mentored by volunteers from the community. The children are supported in their school work and projects by attending the Homework Club, and they are also rewarded with a number of outings and learning activities throughout the year. Mary passed away unexpectedly in a car accident in 2010, but her work continues through the efforts of the Warren Metropolitan Residents Council and volunteers.
Laura DeRamus, co-owner of Canada Goose Gallery in Waynesville, Oh., presented a $1,700.00 donation check to Bill Thornton and Arla Tannerhill, who serve on the Board of the Warren Metropolitan Residents Council which overseas the East Ridge Homework Club.
When I was in town for my show with Canada Goose Gallery last October, I was excited to have the opportunity to visit the East Ridge Homework Club in Lebanon, Oh.
The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education administers three scholarships that were initiated by the P. Buckley Moss Society: the P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship, the Anne and Matt Harbison Scholarship, and the Judith Cary Leadership Memorial Scholarship. All scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2014, and submitted to the Foundation office at 152 P. Buckley Moss Drive, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Criteria and application forms are available on both the Society’s website (www.mosssociety.org) and the Foundation’s (www.mossfoundation.org), but any questions should be referred to the Foundation office at 540-932-1728.
Society members, if you have received a student’s request for a scholarship nomination via the Foundation office and if you feel the student is worthy, would you please act upon the request and give the student a nomination. This is a wonderful opportunity as a member of the Society to help a student further his or her education. Scholarship applications will not be accepted without a nomination by a member of the Society.
My first Museum Show and Barn Open House for this year will be held the weekend of May 2-4. I’ve been working on two paintings featuring Humpback Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the pathway going up to it that will be released during the show.
These two paintings featuring Humpback Rock on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the pathway leading to it will be released during my Museum Show and Barn Open House in Waynesboro, Va., May 2-4. For more information, please contact the P. Buckley Moss Museum at 540-949-6473 or 1-800-343-8643.