Dear Friends:

Hey!  It’s almost the weekend again—if any of you are thinking about coming to our Summer Celebration at the P. Buckley Moss Museum, give us a buzz or just come.  It’s going to be such fun!

I’m looking forward to Friday’s tour of the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia (tickets required).  After lunch with the tour group, I’ll be signing at The Barn from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.; and, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., I’ll be signing at the Museum during our wine and cheese reception (tickets required for reception).

Saturday’s program starts at 9:00 a.m. at the Museum, and that’s where I’ll be signing throughout the day.  The P. Buckley Moss Society’s Chapter Training Program will be held at the Museum on Saturday, and the sessions will be open to the public.  Chapter Training finishes at 4:30 p.m., followed by a Dinner Dance and Auction (tickets required) on the Museum grounds at 6:30 p.m.  The proceeds from the Dinner Dance and Auction will benefit the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education.

On Sunday, I’ll return to The Barn to sign from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The theme for the whole weekend is Mardi Gras in July, so grab your beads and your masks and join us for a good time!

Secret Hideaway will be released during our Summer Celebration in Waynesboro, VA, July 8-10.

This past Saturday I had a lovely show here in Mathews, Virginia.  Our little art gallery is so lovely, and it’s a pleasure to be in the gallery and greet people there.  MAG-The Gallery’s new manager is Bobbi McElroy, who took over after the passing of Patty Zierow last year.  Patty represented my work so well, and Bobbi is continuing that standard with her own flare.  I think Patty would be pleased.

Pictured with me at MAG—The Gallery’s show last Saturday are Dr. David Muron and his wife Marilyn.  Dr. Muron is a local orthopaedic surgeon who knows my son-in-law Kerry Donnelly, also an orthopaedic surgeon.  It’s a small world!

After the show, I had lunch at the Mathews Yacht Club with members of the Moss on the Chesapeake Chapter of the Society.  It was so nice to catch up with Moss on the Chesapeake.  We had a special little room all to ourselves, and the food was really good.  I had excellent crab cakes.

Lunch with members of the Moss on the Chesapeake Chapter at the Mathews Yacht Club; Clockwise from bottom left:  my neighbor Jeannie Ellis, my daughter Patty Moss, Chapter President Dr. Linda Wilson, Marian Lokay, Marilyn Riddle, me, Sylvia Woodcock, Fred Lokay, Stephen Wilson, my business partner Jake Henderson, and Patty’s friend Mary Morgan.

I celebrated the 4th of July on Monday by attending a parade in Irvington, Virginia.  Patty’s friend Mary Morgan is a member of the Kilmarnock & District Pipe Band, which marched in the parade.  Irvington is a charming little town on Virginia’s Northern Neck, and I enjoyed it very much.

Lady Liberty herself marched in the parade—or should I say “rode?”

Drummers for the Kilmarnock & District Pipe Band, L. to R.:  John Friday, Wyatt McCranie, and Mary Morgan.

Friends and neighbors, L. to R.:  my daughter Patty, our neighbors Sharon George and Bonnie Thrift, Patty’s friend Mary, and me.

I spent most of the weekend in my element, working in my studio.  I often have the news on while I work, and the special segments about Independence Day reminded me to be very grateful to our soldiers, past and present, for their sacrifices to keep us safe and free.



The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education held the third and final week of its Summer Art Enrichment Program at the P. Buckley Moss Museum.  Week three was for eight- and nine-year-olds.  The pictures above show a project from start to finish.  The students created cityscapes by etching and print making.  They first created a colored background and a street scene without any buildings.  Then, they “etched” their buildings on foam board and applied the ink by rolling it over the etched foam board, pressing the black ink into all the lines.  The inked buildings were then pressed onto the colored backgrounds.  The finished pictures depict a typical New York City scene, in keeping with the “to the New York islands” portion of the
This Land is Your Land; This Land is My Land theme.

Here is picture of a cityscape at sunset.

From P. Buckley Moss Galleries, Ltd.:  Moss Stories

This weekend we are launching a pilot project during the Summer Celebration at the Museum.  We are hoping to build an audio library of your stories about Pat’s art—recollections and observations about how Pat’s art has influenced your life.  Perhaps Pat has inspired you to follow your dreams, perhaps her art brought a loved one hope or peace during a difficult time, maybe you have fond recollections of a Society cruise.  Whatever it is, we invite you to come to the Museum and record your story.  We will edit it, give you a digital copy, preserve it at the Museum, and (with your permission) share it with others.

We will start this Friday through Sunday.  Call to set up an appointment at 1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473, or just take a chance and stop by.

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74 Poplar Grove Lane
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