We had such a fun opening weekend for our new gallery in Blacksburg, Virginia, meeting new people and hearing how glad they are that we have a gallery in Blacksburg now. My daughter Becky, who will be managing the gallery with help from her sister Mary, was thrilled with all the people she met and the opportunity to make so many new friends. I hope you will all come and experience this wonderful gallery!
Cathy Clark, left, Director of the Giles County Chamber of Commerce, received a framed print of Sinking Creek Covered Bridge that we donated to Giles County. The bridge is located in Giles, and the County maintains it. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the print edition will be donated to Giles County for the maintenance of the bridge. Pictured with us is my daughter Becky Ghezzi.
We were very grateful to the members of the Moss in the New River Valley Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society for their support during the show. Pictured, L. to R.: Eddy and Jeanette Stephens, former owners of Collector’s Showcase in Dublin; me; Kay White, President of Moss in the New River Valley; Mildred Wall; and Brenda Lindsey.
On Tuesday I participated in a live webinar with Virginia Tech. It was my first webinar, and it was great fun. What a lovely group of enthusiastic people!
For my birthday on Tuesday, Tech’s staff surprised me with a very special birthday cake!
I also enjoyed a special lunch with my family. Back row, L. to R.: me, my daughter Ginny, and my son-in-law Corrado. Front row, L. to R.: my daughter Becky, my granddaughter Chiara, and her boyfriend Richard.
I’m busy working on several new paintings for upcoming shows, including one of CrossKeys Vineyards in Mt. Crawford, Virginia, for my July Museum Show and Barn Open House and the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia, for its opening in August. I hope to have some examples to share with you next week.
I’m very pleased to announce that Barren Ridge Vineyards in Fishersville, Virginia, presented a check to the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education in the amount of $3,627.50 as its 2013 donation. Barren Ridge uses my images on the labels of its Harmony (Love Eternal) and Tinkling Spring (Winter’s Fellowship) wines and donates fifty cents to the Foundation for each bottle sold. We are so grateful for this support for the Foundation!
As we anticipate our July transition from the P. Buckley Moss Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, to our two new galleries in downtown Waynesboro and downtown Blacksburg, we are making plans to relocate the Memorial Walkway commemorative bricks, benches, and plaques from their current Museum location to a carefully selected new setting on the grounds of the P. Buckley Moss Barn at 127 Heritage Drive in Waynesboro. Due to restrictions regarding removal of the existing dedication trees from the Museum property, we will plan to surround the new memorial setting with an equal number of young trees to continue the dedication and tradition.
While we prefer to transfer the entire commemorative collection to the new location, we recognize that some donors may desire to take personal possession of their item(s). All those who have purchased commemorative bricks, benches, and plaques who would prefer to obtain their item(s) may do so by contacting Corrado Gabellieri at 540-949-6473 by October 1 to arrange for pick-up. We are excited to create this new memorial setting and look forward to the many years of enjoyment and events that will take place in this space. We intend to complete the new commemorative setting in time for a special unveiling event to be held during the Spring, 2015, Barn Show. We look forward to seeing you all there.