What a wonderful weekend I had in Waynesboro, Virginia!
The P. Buckley Moss
Museum is hosting the annual exhibit of the Shenandoah Valley Governor's
School Visual Arts Department from April 22 through the middle of May,
and the opening reception was held last Thursday night. The exhibit
is called "26 Points of View", because there are 26 art students.
The quality of the students' work is outstanding, and it was a joy for
me to jury the show.
The Moss Museum is hosting the annual exhibit of the Shenandoah
Valley Governor's School Visual Arts Department from April 22 through
mid-May. Here, I am standing with some of the students whose work is
on display during the opening reception at the Museum on April 22. My
grandson Picco Gabellieri is standing in the middle of the back row
with the blue and white striped shirt.
I juried the students' show and awarded 1st through 3rd place prizes
and two honorable mentions. L. to R.: Whitney Adkins, Honorable Mention;
Jeremy Biby, Honorable Mention; Ellen Morris, 2nd Place; me; Zach Hastert,
1st Place; and Samone Riddle, 3rd Place.
I loved the three-dimensional quality and texture of 1st Place winner
Zach Hastert's work. It also showed a lot of imagination. Zach attends
Buffalo Gap High School in addition to the Shenandoah Valley Governor's
School and has been accepted to the Delaware College of Art and Design.
L. to R.: Zach's father Dennis Hastert, me, Zach, and Zach's mother
I love the arts, whether visual, performing, or music. This past weekend
was especially fun for me; because, in addition to the Governor's School
students' art exhibit, the Augusta County Junior Orchestra performed
at the Museum on Saturday. The Valley certainly does have some very
The Augusta County Junior Orchestra performed at the Museum on Saturday.
My granddaughter Chiara Gabellieri is in the back row, fourth from right.
She plays the cello.
Our first Museum
Open House and Barn Show for the year was great! The weather was
very cooperative; it rained at night but was sunny and nice during the
day. The flowers and trees were gorgeous. I got to catch up with lots
of old friends and also met some new ones.
Signing for collectors at The Barn.
Don Bunce of Hardy, Va., and a member of the Moss in the Valley
Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss
Society, made this glorious quilt around one of my hand-painted
fabric centerpieces. The quilt will be auctioned to benefit the P.
Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education during my Collectors'
Convention that will be held in Williamsburg, Va., June 11-12.
I am off to Italy this week for a month with my daughter Becky Ghezzi
and her family. I'm looking forward to spending some time with them
all, but especially my granddaughters Sofia and Michela. I'll also be
working in my etching studio with Becky.
I'll write to you next week from Italy-Ciao!