Another exciting weekend! My daughter Patty and I set off bright
and early Friday morning to drive to Kingsport, Tennessee, for a show
with my old friends Mike and Lisa Anne Milhorn at Up Against the Wall
Gallery. On the way down, we stopped at WCYB-TV in Bristol, where
I was interviewed live by news anchor Johnny Wood. Then we were
off to Up Against the Wall, where Kingsport’s Mayor Dennis R.
Phillips presented me with a proclamation declaring it P. Buckley Moss
Day and also gave me The Key to the City. What an honor!
Mayor Dennis R. Phillips of Kingsport, TN, presented me The
Key to the City!
Mike and Lisa Anne have been representing my work in
Kingsport since 1981, so they are very much part of my extended Moss
family and it is always a joy to be with them. We understand one
another very well. Their home is featured in the print Cabin
in the Hills, which was the large convention print for my Collectors’
Convention that was held in Kingsport in 2004.
My work and I are up against the wall at Up Against the Wall!
I’m standing beside a framed print of Tennessee
Heritage, which was released during the show. Photo courtesy
of Ned Jilton, II, Kingsport Times News.
The show on Saturday was wonderful, and it was great
to see so many old and new friends. Kingsport is a beautiful city,
with a rich history
and a delight to visit. I’ve painted many
scenes of the area.
I’m spending some time this week with my daughter Mary Donnelly
and her family in Radford, Virginia. I plan on going back to Waynesboro
this weekend, though, for one more visit at my Museum
before Christmas and to greet my daughter Becky Ghezzi and her family,
who live in Italy. They’re coming this weekend for an extended
visit, and I’m very much looking forward to having them with me
Monday night I got to see yet another of my granddaughter Sarah Donnelly’s
basketball games, this time in Radford. Radford won the game against
visiting Christiansburg. Sarah scored twelve points. I also
got to help my daughter Mary, Sarah’s mother, in the concession
stand. Boy! Did that bring back memories!
I got to be a basketball mom for a night and helped serve up hot
dogs, pizza, nachos, and chili at my granddaughter Sarah Donnelly’s
game at Radford High School. L. to R.: Me, Marti Hale, and
my daughter Mary. The concession stand is run by the Radford Booster
Up Against the Wall’s show was my last one for
this year. My next show will be with The Framery in Marietta,
Georgia, the first weekend in March, followed by a show at the Finn
Gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida, March 13-15. Since I’m
going to have a couple months without shows, I’m tempted not to
wear any makeup until the first of March! Just kidding!
’Til next week…Merry Christmas!