Pat is having so much fun and staying so busy on the
Society's Hawaiian Cruise that she hasn't had a chance to send us pictures
yet. Those will have to wait until she returns. Instead, we will share
with you a couple of programs that have been held at Pat's Museum in
Waynesboro, Virginia, recently.
Last week the Museum hosted a wonderful group of students. Becky Prye's
special needs class from Augusta County Schools toured the Museum and
made clay bowls with Leslie Allen, art teacher with the P.
Buckley Moss Foundation for Children's Education. Leslie emphasized
texture with the clay, and Museum docent Marianne Fickling followed
up with what textures can be found in Pat's art, such as the feel of
an animal's fur, the feel of goose feathers, the feel of bricks, etc.
The children and their teachers also enjoyed a picnic on the Museum's
Leslie Allen, in light blue, helps the special needs class of Augusta
County Schools to make clay bowls.
A couple weekends ago, the Museum hosted the last of
a series of summer concerts held in conjunction with the Shenandoah
Valley Art Center. The thirteen-member Stonewall Brigade Band Brass
Ensemble, under the leadership of Director Margaret Helms, performed
on the Museum's back porch to a large turnout. The Ensemble has been
in existence for 150 years and is the longest continuous community band
that is publicly supported.
The last of the concerts on the back porch of the Museum featuring
the Stonewall Brigade Band Brass Ensemble marks the end of summer.
The last concert on the Museum's porch signals the end
of summer and the beginning of a very busy fall, including Waynesboro's
annual Fall Foliage Festival which coincides with the Museum's
Open House and Barn Show.
Mark your calendars for October 7-9!