My daughters Patty, Mary, and Becky and I all thoroughly enjoyed the Taubman Museum of Art’s 11th Annual Women’s Luncheon, which was held on Monday at the Hotel Roanoke. This is their annual fundraiser celebrating women, art, and education. The proceeds benefit the Museum’s exhibitions and programming. This year’s guest speaker was Ann Compton, former White House Correspondent for ABC News. She spoke about her time at the White House and the changing world of American politics. She told us of being on Air Force One with President Bush during the 9-11 terror attack.
With Ann Compton, former White House Correspondent for ABC News. Ann was the featured speaker for the Taubman Museum of Art’s 11th Annual Women’s Luncheon this past Monday. We all enjoyed her talk so very much. Her big smile in this picture is her reaction to my family’s magic word for taking pictures. Let’s just say it isn’t “cheese.”
L. to R.: Della Watkins, Executive Director of the Taubman Museum of Art; Ann Compton, guest speaker; and me. Della Watkins is such a gracious hostess and an excellent speaker, too. I’m so glad she introduced me to Ann Compton.
The Taubman Museum of Art is a wonderful place to go for the day, and I highly recommend it. The building itself is an architectural work of art.
Becky and I also enjoyed my two gallery shows last weekend. On Friday and Saturday I was with Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, Virginia, and on Sunday I was with Apple Barn Gallery in Buchanan, Virginia.
Shirley Medlin and her team are such gracious hosts, and they do such beautiful framing. Members of the Northern Virginia P.E.O. Chapter came to meet me at the gallery Saturday morning and welcome me to P.E.O. They are a wonderful group of women, and I was delighted to meet them.
With members of the Northern Virginia P.E.O. Chapter in front of Medlin Art, Ltd., in Leesburg, VA, Saturday morning.
It has become tradition to meet members of the Moss in the Country Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society for breakfast before going to my show with Apple Barn Gallery. This past Sunday morning we met at the North Star Restaurant, which is one of my favorites. We had such fun at breakfast and at the show. Gallery owner Rachel Nichols and I released Stars of Roanoke which features the famous 611, 2156, and 1218 trains that were built in Roanoke, along with the beloved Mill Mountain Star. The trains are currently on display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation, and Executive Director Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr., and Store Manager Susan Loveman attended the show.
Breakfast with Moss in the Country members at North Star Restaurant in Buchanan, VA, Sunday morning before my show with Apple Barn Gallery. Standing is Chapter President Ethel Yonce.
L. to R.: Janie Harris, wife of Virginia Museum of Transportation Board President Will Harris; Beverly T. Fitzpatrick, Jr., Executive Director of the Virginia Museum of Transportation; me; and Rachel Nichols, owner of Apple Barn Gallery.
L. to R.: Janie Harris, me, Anita Thompson, & Apple Barn Gallery staff member Linda Alexander. Janie, Anita, and Linda are sisters!
This Saturday I’ll be showing with my good friends at Framecraft in Warrenton, Virginia. Gallery owners Mark and Meleana Moore and I will release three new prints featuring historic area landmarks.
Chapman Mill, Warrenton Train Depot, and Waterloo Bridge will be released during my show with Framecraft in Warrenton, VA, on Saturday, November 14. For more information, please contact the gallery at 540-341-0001.