Well, I’m back in St. Petersburg, Florida, finishing up the packing of my home here. I’ll return to Virginia in time for my Museum Show and Barn Open House this weekend, and it will be a relief to have the packing and moving finished.
I’m looking forward to seeing the Museum and The Barn in their summer glory and also to seeing all my wonderful friends! Be sure to join us this Friday night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Barren Ridge Vineyards in Fishersville, Virginia, for a fundraiser for the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. We will have wine and hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auctions, and loads of fun! For more information, please contact the Foundation office at 540-932-1728.
Summer’s Hush will be released during my July 12-14 Museum Show and Barn Open House. For more information, please contact the P. Buckley Moss Museum at 1-800-343-8643 or 540-949-6473.
Your support helps the Foundation continue its work of promoting the inclusion of art into the school curricula, its provision of scholarships and grants to teachers, and its very popular Summer Art Enrichment Program (SAEP) for children. The Foundation just completed its 2013 SAEP session. The 77 children in attendance were divided into classes by age groups for week-long sessions focusing on art. Session A (4- & 5-year-olds) and Session B (6- & 7-year-olds) focused on the theme “All Through the Year”, with drifting snow, blooming flowers, shining sun, and falling leaves—seasonal art, as well as how light and color, and our perception of them, change throughout the year. Artists such as Gustav Klimt, Georgia O’Keeffe, and I were part of the educational program.
The work of students in Sessions A & B, reflecting the theme “All Through the Year”, will be on display at the Museum through July 14.
Four- and five-year-olds getting ready for class.
Six- and seven-year-olds at work.
Sessions C (8- & 9-year-olds) and Session D (10- & 11-year-olds) focused on the theme “Art in Motion”, dynamic and kinetic art, whether physically moving or giving the illusion or feeling of movement, began in two dimensions but quickly moved beyond. The work of artists Alexander Caulder, Marcel Duchamp, Claude Monet, and me were studied during these sessions. The 10- and 11-year-old group was added new this year due to popular demand for this age group.
The work of students in Sessions C & D, reflecting the theme “Art in Motion”, will also be on display at the Museum through July 14.
Ten- and 11-year-olds at work.
This coming Monday, I’ll be flying to Italy for our cruise on the Mediterranean with family. Please see a message below from our Cruise Coordinator Bonnie-Lou Binnig.
To All Society Cruisers:
The excitement mounts as we quickly approach our cruise departure! Exactly two weeks from today, we will all be together on the Ruby Princess, beginning our wonderful twelve-day adventure. Hopefully, you all have received your travel documents from Ada at Stacy’s Travel. If not, or if there are any errors in your documents, please contact Ada immediately. Also, make sure your passports are up to date!
On the evening of departure, and each subsequent evening, we will meet in the Adaggio Lounge at 7:00 p.m. to share cocktails and camaraderie prior to dinner. There will be several “special events” planned for these times, so be certain not to miss them. If anyone has tickets for chapter raffles or other activities, be sure to bring some with you.
Lastly, Jay and Merrily Smith are interested in locating people who would like to play bridge or other card games during the cruise. Be certain to look them up during our fellowship time.
I look forward to seeing you all in two weeks. Please contact me if you have any questions.