Are you familiar with the work of P. Buckley Moss? If you are, then you want to know about her "Meet the Artist" days coming in April and July. If you are not familiar with this wonderful artist then you need to know about her!
The P. Buckley Moss Society will hold a
A special "Meet the Artist" event at the P.Buckley Moss Museum, April 23 - 25 and July 16 -18.
Our bed and breakfast is just a hop, skip and a jump from the P. Buckley Moss museum.
Stay in scenic Sugar Hollow and enjoy a pleasant visit with Pat Moss while viewing all the different "periods" of her body of work. Remember to bring your paintings for her to sign.
A bit of interesting history --
As a young girl Ms. Moss was determined by her teachers to be "not proficient at anything", a conclusion probably attributable to dyslexia which was a generally misunderstood reading and perceptional "disorder". Nonetheless, one of her teachers recognized that this little girl was truly artistically gifted and this conclusion led to future education and training that nourished her impressive talent.
In 1964 after she and her husband, Jack Moss, moved their family to Waynesboro, Virginia, Ms. Moss
began to incorporate the quiet beauty of the rural scenery and to express the special qualities of the picturesque and deeply religious Amish and Mennonite "plain" people. These new artistic aspects are the elements for which her work is so sought after today.
Through her Foundation for the Education of Children Ms. Moss champions education for all children, especially education for children who learn differently. She does this by supporting the use of the visual and performing arts in all educational programs.
As her website explains her comprehensive body of work --
"In her art and in her life speaks a language that all of us are able to understand. Talent, determination, intelligibility, a little luck, and lots of caring are all part of the Moss phenomenon. These are the attributes that constitute Moss' life and fill her art. For many who know her work and are familiar with her life and her upbeat philosophy, she truly is "THE PEOPLE'S ARTIST".
For more information about Pat and her work, order the DVD, "P. Buckley Moss: The Lady Behind the Brush", a documentary by WVPT Public Television."