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Dear Friends,

I’ll be leaving St. Petersburg, Florida, the end of this week and driving up to Virginia. Next weekend is my summer Open House at my Museum and Barn in Waynesboro, and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone again after my month-long break from showing. As most of you know, I’ve been spending most of my time painting. While I’ve enjoyed the time in my studio and the chance to rest, my batteries are now recharged and I’m raring to go!

I’ll have many opportunities to visit with my extended family this summer and fall. I’ll be attending many gallery shows around the country, and I hope to see you there, too!

I’ve been previewing many of the paintings I’ve been working on for show prints in my weekly newsletters, and this week is no exception. This week I’ve completed a painting for my show with Woodland Gallery in Davenport, Iowa, that will be held August 5-6 as well as a painting for Kenneth Paul Gallery’s Show Without Moss that will be held in Urbandale, Iowa, September 30-October 2.

St. Ambrose University will be released at a show at Woodland Gallery, August 5-6.

Pat has completed Our Neighborhood for release at the Kenneth Paul Gallery show, September 30-October 2.

Not only has my Museum been busy getting ready for the “Barn Show,” but it has also hosted a two-week preschool project sponsored by the P. Buckley Moss Society and implemented by the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. Two groups of children, one group last week and one group this week, participated in the daily activities from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The theme for this summer’s program is “My Friends and Me.” Teachers Amy Howard, Leslie Allen, and Lance Allen are using art and music to teach the children about our friends on other continents and in other cultures, such as South America, Asia, the Middle East, and other places. The children are learning how these people live, talk, wear clothes, and even make music differently than we do. The children are also learning how to meet new friends, to treat each other nicely, and to work in teams.

Amy Howard helps the children cut designs that they might see on artwork from India. Their designs are then printed using a brayer and printer’s ink.

I’m so proud of this wonderful program! It is teaching tolerance and acceptance of others and helping the young ones to understand that even though people may seem outwardly different, we are still pretty much the same on the inside. This is a valuable lesson that adults, not only children, need to learn in this time of global distrust.

Dell Philpott and Lance Allen dance with the children participating in the "My Friends and Me" program at the Museum.

That’s all for now…I have to go pack the van for my journey home. Have a happy and safe Independence Day, and take time to remember our troops!


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