Being at The Barn in Waynesboro, Virginia, this past weekend for my Barn Open House and gallery show was just wonderful. Everything was blooming and beautiful. We had more fun with the people who came to the show, and I enjoyed seeing my whole family taking part in the weekend. The Lord is good to me.
Four generations of Moss Society members! L. to R.: Brandon Cudworth, Mendy Flynn, me, Kassie Dickson, Linda Markham holding Owen Dickson, and Ian Dickson. Linda Markham is my dear friend and President of the Moss in the Valley Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society. Her daughter is Mendy Flynn, who is a past president of the chapter. Linda is holding her great-grandson Owen Dickson, whose parents are Mendy’s daughter Kassie and her husband Ian Dickson. Brandon is Mendy’s son. Owen was signed up as a junior member of the Society this past weekend, making him one of the Society’s youngest members. Ian is the grandson of Byron Dickson, the architect of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia. Ian and Kassie brought me their print of The National D-Day Memorial to sign for them.
Enjoying our new Memorial Patio and Walkway area at The Barn during Saturday evening’s reception with collectors.
Posing with collectors and Una Ballerina, affectionately known as “Theresa Thunder Thighs”.
Everyone loved our new gallery downtown, as we and our staff do. It’s wonderful to be around the restaurants and new shops downtown and to see the city come alive. Its revitalization reminds of me of how it was when my children were young and how important that thriving atmosphere was to them. The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education office is around the corner from the gallery, and they feel the same way about being downtown.
This weekend I’ll be in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for my show with King James Galleries of Gettysburg. Gallery manager Debra Starry and I will release Welcome to the Dobbin House, featuring its namesake, one of Gettysburg’s oldest and most historic buildings. I’ll be meeting collectors and signing my work in the gallery on Saturday, April 25, and on Sunday, April 26, we’ll be at The Dobbin House. The Dobbin House was built in 1776 by Rev. Alexander Dobbin who, together with his first and second wives, raised nineteen children in the house. Lovingly restored, the house now serves as one of Gettysburg’s most popular restaurants. In the mid-1800’s, the house was part of the Underground Railroad; and, after the Battle of Gettysburg, it served as a hospital for wounded soldiers from both sides.
Welcome to the Dobbin House will be released during my show with King James Galleries of Gettysburg April 25-26. For more information, please contact the gallery at 717-398-2034 or 855-855-1863.
I was very saddened to learn of the passing of Reverend Harold Henning of Robesonia, Pennsylvania. Harold and his wife Doris have been dear friends, with Harold serving on the Society’s Board of Directors for years. My thoughts and prayers are with Doris and their family.
I was also saddened to learn that Mona Flax of London, Ohio, passed away. Mona started the PALS for Life Breast Cancer Support Group that I have supported with fundraising prints and walks through the years.
Both Harold and Mona will be remembered for their tireless work on behalf of others and for the inspiration they have given to so many. They will be missed.