Pat is having a great time on the P.
Buckley Moss Society’s group
cruise on the Mediterranean. We are all looking forward to
hearing her stories about the trip and seeing her pictures when she
returns. She’ll be back in Virginia just in time for the
Open House and Barn
Show July 10-12. Pat is excited about the new print edition
that will be released at the Museum that weekend. The Park
depicts Gypsy Hill Park in historic Staunton, Virginia. Pat's
delightful rendering of the park features the duck pond (Lake Hutchens)
and the historic Gypsy Express mini-train, which appears in the background.
Also included are Pat's iconic Canada geese.
The Park will be released during the July 10-12 Barn Show and Museum
Open House in Waynesboro, Va. For more information, please contact
the P. Buckley Moss Museum at 1-800-343-8643 or 1-540-949-6473.
Museum receptionist Penny Field, left, awarded Tina Sallee, right,
of Mt. Carmel, Tn., her gift certificate for being the Monthly Mystery
Winner for June. Tina and her family were passing through on June
25 on their way home from vacation and decided to visit the Museum.
What luck! For more information on the Museum’s Monthly
Mystery Winner Program, please see my February
11, 2009, newsletter.
The P. Buckley
Moss Foundation for Children’s Education sponsored its annual
Summer Art Enrichment Program for children aged four- to five-years-old
that was held at the Moss Museum. There were two one-week sessions,
with around twenty children per session participating, June 15-26.
This year’s theme was “Going Green—Learning About
Our World Through Art”. The children were provided an opportunity
to discover color, with a special emphasis on the color green, and to
explore their world through many different mediums, learning how common,
every day items can become vehicles for art. The children’s
artwork was exhibited at a reception at the Museum the evening of Friday,
June 26, with over 100 guests attending.
Teacher Sharon Morris and her daughter Ellen showed the children
how to make a stabile. Here, they are painting rock bases for
Children picked out flowers to pound onto fabric so the colors would
stain and make colorful designs.
We would like to give a special thanks to teachers Sharon
Morris and Leslie Allen, Lance Allen of the P. Buckley Moss Society
office for providing games and music, Sandi Swartz of the Foundation
office, and the staff of the Moss Museum.
Pat and The Moss Portfolio
would like to wish you a joyful 4th of July, a.k.a. Independence Day.
We hope you will join us in taking a moment to remember our Founding
Fathers who wrote and signed the Declaration
of Independence and the U.S.
Constitution, as well as our soldiers who have fought to win
and (still fight) to defend our freedoms.
Happy 4th of July!
The Moss Portfolio