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.