Dear Friends:

It was an absolutely fantastic weekend!  My October Museum Open House and Barn Show weekend started off on a high note last Friday morning when students from four different Waynesboro, Virginia, elementary schools came to the Museum for a tour.  I had an opportunity to visit with them before heading over to The Barn to sign for collectors.

What bright, wonderful children!  Students from Berkeley Glenn Elementary, Westwood Hills Elementary, Wenonah Elementary, and William Perry Elementary Schools in Waynesboro visited the Museum Friday morning and took a tour.  My message to the children was, “Find what you love and do it.”

After their tour, the children had a picnic on the Museum grounds.

The Museum and its grounds were beautiful, with the fall colors starting to show on the trees and fall flowers in full bloom.  My daughter Patty was downtown at Waynesboro’s Fall Foliage Festival, greeting our old friends, too.  Everyone went back and forth between the Museum, The Barn, and the festival.  It was really fun.

I was so happy to see my old friends Chuck & Marie Dowd from Mill Rift, PA.  Their oldest son Stephen is the general manager of a new restaurant in the downtown Charlottesville area and came down to visit him.  I’m so glad they came to see me.

What a joy it was to see my good friend Mary Jane Dull!

Imagine my surprise to see Tim Glover’s
St. Francis Cross tattoo!

I even got to see my son John and his wife Maureen last weekend!

My daughter Mary Donnelly, who lives in Radford, Virginia, went to Virginia Tech’s game with family and friends.  The Hokies won at the last minute, turning the stadium into pandemonium.  Mary said it was unbelievable.  Go Hokies!

Last Tuesday and Wednesday I was in New York City to participate in The Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum’s Power of One Program.  There was a kick-off event for the Museum’s Disability Awareness Month Tuesday night, and my art was on display.  I really don’t like to use the word “disability,” preferring “difference” or “abilities” instead.  Everyone has strengths and weaknesses, and we all need to build on our strengths.  On Wednesday I was the guest speaker for a group of over 250 students, and I talked about how my struggle with dyslexia enabled me to become a successful artist.  They were the sweetest, most well-behaved kids!

Impressive, isn’t it?  If you go to New York, The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is a must!

On board the
Intrepid Tuesday afternoon, L. to R.:  my daughter Patty Moss; Susan Marenoff-Zausner, President, Intrepid Museum; me; Sheri Levinski, Vice-President, Education, for the Intrepid Museum; my business partner Jake Henderson; and my son Chris Moss.

On Wednesday morning, I first worked with a group of about sixteen students in a classroom setting, which included an art demonstration.

Working with some of the students at their table.

A student named Luti gave me this delightful sketch.

Over 250 students assembled for my Power of One speech.

Giving my talk for The
Intrepid Museum’s Power of One Program.

The “World of Moss” lost a dear friend over the weekend with the passing of Joyce Zimmerman of Hanover, Pennsylvania.  Joyce had been the treasurer of the Lake Marburg Moss Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society almost since the chapter’s inception in 1988.  She will be greatly missed.

Sally Gobrecht (President of the Lake Marburg Moss Chapter), left, and Joyce Zimmerman, right, in matching Chico’s outfits.  Sally and Joyce had been friends since high school.

This weekend I’ll be in Omaha, Nebraska, with gallery owner Jeff Bosiljevac and all my wonderful friends at Ginger’s Hang-Up.  I’m very excited about the release of my newest print featuring General’s Row at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, as well as a new print of Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska.

Generals at General’s Row features the officers’ housing at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha, NE.  It will be released during my October 14-15 show with Ginger’s Hang-Up in Omaha.  For more information, please contact the gallery at 402-391-6440.

Home of the Huskers features Memorial Stadium at the University of Nebraska and will also be released during my show with Ginger’s Hang-Up in Omaha, NE, October 14-15.

Happy fall!


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