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I can hardly believe that summer is almost over. Here in Mathews, Virginia, the first day of school is always the day after Labor Day. My staff members are asking each other which teacher their children have and are bringing in gently used, outgrown clothes to share with younger children as room is made in dressers and closets for new things. Boy, do I remember getting six children ready!

Pat painted Welcome Back to commemorate the start of school. It is available as a limited edition print.

Teachers are getting ready for the new school year, too. This past Friday my Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, participated for its third year in “Shared Professional Day.” The idea originated with the school systems of surrounding counties, cities, and towns that are trying to make sure their teachers know what is available locally in terms of field trips and services. The Museum is delighted to participate and have the opportunity to let educators know that there is no admission fee to the Museum and it gives special tours to children.

Area teachers particpated in "Shared Professional Day" at the P. Buckley Moss Museum.

Forty-five area teachers were split into two, alternating groups. One group was given a tour of the Museum while the other group participated in a workshop sponsored by the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education. The Foundation’s Program Coordinator Dell Philpott arranged for writer/teacher Dr. Arlene A. Carter-Pounds to be the speaker for the workshop. Dr. Carter-Pounds, who is also known as “The Sugar Lady,” showed the teachers how to use music in their curriculum.

Dr. Arlene A. Carter-Pounds, known to many as "The Sugar Lady"(second from right), led the group of teachers in a program that emphasized the use of music in the classroom.

I’m very grateful that the Museum and the Foundation are able to make this kind of contribution to the community. I thank everyone for their support, which makes it all possible.

This weekend I’ll be with Ned and Alma Freeman and their wonderful staff at Columbia House Interiors Art and Antiques in Columbia City, Indiana. Ned and Alma are celebrating their 50th year in business, and I’m very excited to be there with them for a show. I’ve created a special print edition for the occasion, titled Knowledge-Justice-Education, which features three of the area’s favorite landmarks. I hope you like it!

Knowledge-Justice-Education, Pat's painting for her show at Columbia House Interiors, will be released as a print edition this weekend.


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