What a great weekend! All through the rain and storms, friends came from all over and supported Waynesboro’s Fall Foliage Festival and the grand opening celebration for my new gallery in downtown Waynesboro. We enjoyed seeing old friends coming home for the festival and also meeting lots of first-timers. I couldn’t believe that after twenty-five years at the Museum there were some people who hadn’t seen the dollhouse.
Our famous dollhouse, on display at my Museum in Waynesboro for 25 years, now graces the front window of the new gallery at 329 West Main Street in downtown Waynesboro.
Our ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Friday morning and was well-supported by Waynesboro city officials. I was delighted to see so many beautifully dressed men. Back row, L. to R.: City Councilman Jeff Freeman, City Manager Mike Hemp, City Councilman Pete Marks, and Deputy City Manager Jim Shaw. Front row, L. to R.: Suzie Dull, Director of Membership Development, Waynesboro Chamber of Commerce; Karen Clark, Vice President, Augusta Health; Gallery Manager Corrado Gabellieri; me; and Gallery Manager Ginny Moss.
My daughter Ginny and her husband Corrado received compliments galore on the new gallery, and we love what they have done with it. I’m very thankful for their hard work and creativity and for that of their staff, too.
We also held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at The Barn Friday evening for our new Memorial Walkway and Patio area. It was beautiful, even in the rain, and everyone who came appreciated it. The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education office is taking orders for commemorative bricks again. If you would like to order a special brick, please contact the Foundation office at 540-932-1728. For more information and to download an order form, please click here. The proceeds from the sale of the commemorative bricks benefit The P. Buckley Moss Endowed Scholarship.
A portion of the new Memorial Walkway and Patio area located at my Barn home and studio in Waynesboro.
This plaque was placed at the dedication ceremony for the original Memorial Walkway, which was located at my Museum. Along with the commemorative bricks and other memorial items, it has been relocated to the Walkway’s new location at The Barn.
Our Una Ballerina statue, a.k.a. “Theresa Thunder Thighs”, survived the journey from the Museum grounds to her new home at The Barn, where she graces our new Memorial Walkway and Patio area.
I’m back in Radford, Virginia, now for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for my new Blacksburg gallery. The ribbon-cutting will be held Thursday, October 16, at 3:30 p.m. at the gallery, which is located at 223 Gilbert Street in Blacksburg, PH: 540-552-6446. I’ll be signing at the gallery Friday and Saturday, October 17-18, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, October 19, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. We’ll be featuring a new giclée depicting the pylons of Virginia Tech’s War Memorial. We have also extended an invitation to new Virginia Tech President Timothy D. Sands and other friends from Virginia Tech. We hope you will join us for fun and refreshments!
Look who dropped in the new gallery! Virginia Tech offensive lineman Alston Smith came to check us out, all 6’2”, 279 pounds of him. He’s a Virginia Beach boy. I’m excited to be going to my first football game on November 1. My daughter Becky, manager of the Blacksburg gallery, is pictured with us.
Silent Sentinels features the pylons of Virginia Tech’s War Memorial and will be released during my show at P. Buckley Moss Gallery-Blacksburg October 17-19. For more information, please call the gallery at 540-552-6446.
Please pray for my dear friend Bill Gobrecht. His wife Sally is President of the Lake Marburg Moss Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society and a past member of the Society’s Board of Directors. I have stayed with Sally and Bill when showing with Martin’s Gallery in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Bill recently fell twenty feet from a tree and has serious injuries. He’s been in ICU for several days. He is otherwise strong and healthy, and we are praying for a full recovery.
See you soon!