What an exciting weekend I’ve had! I spent Friday and Saturday at Virginia Tech for the formal dedication ceremony of the Moss Arts Center, and most of my family was with me to share in the honor of having our name on this building. The dedication ceremony was held Friday afternoon, with the unveiling of the plaque that bears the name of the Moss Arts Center. On Friday evening, we attended a dinner for the Ut Prosim Society, which honors those who have given to the university.
Unveiling the plaque that bears the name of the Moss Arts Center, which will be installed inside the building. With me is Dr. Charles W. Steger, President of Virginia Tech.
My four strong, beautiful daughters and me after the unveiling ceremony, L. to R.: Mary, Ginny, me, Becky, and Patty.
With Virginia Tech’s Corps of Cadets Friday night at the Ut Prosim Society dinner. I hope to have a print honoring the Corps of Cadets in the near future.
On Saturday, we attended a luncheon that was held before the spring scrimmage football game and went home to rest up and change before returning to the university for a special dinner for the President’s Circle of the Ut Prosim Society. Dinner was marvelous and was followed by a black-tie gala that included performances by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Natalie Cole.
At Saturday’s luncheon with Lois Badey, Senior Director of Development for the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech.
My family and I, enjoying Natalie Cole during Saturday evening’s gala.
Daughters Patty, Mary, and Becky and granddaughter Kate on the landing of the glass tower of the Moss Arts Center during intermission Saturday evening.
Now, I’m ready for another exciting weekend. This Thursday evening, starting at 6:00 p.m., I’ll be hosting the 3rd Annual P. Buckley Moss Invitational Art Show grand opening and reception at the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia. The exhibit will run from Thursday, May 1, to Thursday, May 22. This invitational, which includes students from surrounding communities, gives young artists a real-world experience in submitting and exhibiting their art. I always enjoy seeing what the students create and talking to them about their art and what inspires them. I judged part of the exhibit earlier this week, and it is a terrific exhibit. There are some things I would take home if I could. Thursday evening’s student art show opening will be followed by our Museum Show and Barn Open House Friday, May 2, through Sunday, May 4. The Museum and Barn are always so lovely in spring with the flowers, redbud, and dogwood in bloom. Come join us!
Sinking Creek Covered Bridge depicts its namesake in Giles County, VA. The print will be released during my Museum Show and Barn Open House May 2-4 in Waynesboro, VA. For more information, please contact the Museum at 1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473.
I want to take this opportunity to announce changes to our operations in Waynesboro, as well as the opening of a new gallery in Blacksburg, Virginia. Immediately following our July 11-13 Museum Show and Barn Open House, the P. Buckley Moss Museum will close, effective July 14, after 25 wonderful years. We will be joining Waynesboro’s exciting Main Street revitalization efforts by opening a new gallery at 329 West Main Street. The Museum has regularly hosted community and cultural events, such as the annual Easter egg hunt, concerts, the Invitational Art Show, the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education’s Summer Art Enrichment Program, etc.; and, we will be seeking all the necessary approvals to continue these events at The Barn, located on Heritage Drive in Waynesboro.
We are excited about the changes occurring throughout 2014 and so thrilled to be a part of Waynesboro’s revitalization efforts through the opening of our new gallery on West Main Street. We look forward to joining with the many other businesses and individuals dedicated to returning our beautiful downtown area to its former glory. I am proud to call Waynesboro my home for so many years now, and I cherish the many friends and neighbors who continue to play such an important part in my life. I hope that all will join in my excitement for our community and for the future of our city.
The weekend of May 16-18, we’ll also be opening a new gallery at 223 Gilbert Street, located within the North End Center and adjacent to Virginia Tech’s new Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg, Virginia. The gallery will feature a wide selection of my framed originals and giclées and will also feature the new Sinking Creek Covered Bridge print that weekend. My daughter Becky will be the manager of the P. Buckley Moss Gallery in Blacksburg. For more information, please give her a call at 540-552-6446 or 540-250-3210.
Society Chapter Events
The Three Rivers Moss Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society is conducting a raffle of a framed, remarqued Conewago Creek’s Humpback Bridge to benefit the Three Rivers Moss Scholarship Fund. The drawing for the lucky winner will be held on September 13, 2014, at Frames and More Gallery in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. Tickets are one for $2, three for $5, ten for $15, twenty for $30, and 30 for $55. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please send a check payable to Three Rivers Moss Chapter, c/o Marianne Gorcsan, 2190 Chardonnay Circle, Gibsonia, PA 15044.
Members of the Three Rivers Moss Chapter are holding a beautifully framed, remarqued Conewago Creek’s Humpback Bridge print, which they are raffling to benefit the Chapter’s scholarship fund. L. to R.: Nancy Monticue, Secretary; Mary Drugmand; Judy Carlucci; Marlene Rodman; Carol Megill, Historian and Vice President; Marianne Gorcsan, Treasurer; and Claudia McClelland, President.