This past Sunday, I hosted the monthly meeting of the Moss Pelicans Chapter of the P. Buckley Moss Society at my home in St. Petersburg, Florida. Chapter President Bonnie-Lou Binnig celebrated her recent retirement by cooking a fabulous corned beef and cabbage dinner in honor of St. Patrick’s Day—the Irish half of me was smiling!—for our chapter members plus twelve members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), who were our guests. The AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Bonnie-Lou’s husband Dick and friend Peter Coppola helped her with the meal.
The Chapter also conducted a live and silent auction during the meeting and will fund continuing support for local teachers.
On Tuesday evening I went to the Clearwater Campus of St. Petersburg College and gave a talk to a group of students. They were a joy—so enthusiastic, intelligent, and full of positive energy!
I was delighted to give a talk Tuesday evening to students at St. Petersburg College’s Clearwater Campus.
My staff received the nicest e-mail message from Bobbi Cullinan, Administrative Specialist to the Acting Director of Learning Resources, and coordinator of the event. I am sharing it with her permission:
“Last night was our evening with ‘A Conversation with P. Buckley Moss’ and I am thrilled to report it was more than expected. Ms. Moss gave generously of her time, voice and made a difference to the students and staff that came out to hear her message.
“Thank you for the role each of you played in making the evening come together ~ it was remarkable.
“After the event, students lingered to exclaim their delight in being able to meet a famous artist that is humble and had them excited to go and live their passion. When I got home and logged into Facebook, the messages that recaptured the evening ‘did my heart good’ as Ms. Moss not only created a new fan-base following, but generated a message that was loud and clear.
“Thank you for working with me to bring P. Buckley Moss to the campus of St. Petersburg College. It proved to be an evening of remembrance.”
Administrative Specialist to Acting Director, Learning Resources
St. Petersburg College (Clearwater Campus)”
L. to R.: Bobbi Cullinan, Administrative Specialist to the Acting Director of Learning Resources at St. Petersburg College; Kelli Ann Ganoo, a student and student-employee; and me. Kelli Ann presented me with the beautiful bouquet of flowers and a gorgeous crystal vase inscribed with the motto “The Triumph of Beauty and Truth over Injustice”, which is part of my philosophy. I will treasure it.
This is my last week in St. Pete. My daughter Patty is flying down Wednesday to help me drive back up to Virginia via Marietta, Georgia, for my show with The Framery this weekend. I can’t wait to see my friends from the Mossaphile Society Chapter and the Atlanta area! Gallery owner Barry Watson and I will be releasing two new giclées on paper titled Old Mill Waterwheel, featuring the Old Mill at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia, and Brown Thrasher, which is a depiction of Georgia’s state bird.
Old Mill Waterwheel, above, and Brown Thrasher, below, will be released during my show with The Framery in Marietta, GA, March 24-25. For more information, please contact the gallery at 770-977-8667.
Patty was thrilled to get a new haircut when she arrived in St. Pete. I also got one, my last one here until I return. We have our favorites everywhere we go!
My last walk with “The Streetwalkers” until I return.
My next shows will be with Framecraft in Warrenton on March 31 and with King James Galleries of Winchester on April 1.
Historic Charm, featuring Brentmoor, also known as The Spilman-Mosby House, will be released as a giclée on paper during my show with Framecraft in Warrenton, VA, on March 31. For more information, please contact the gallery at 540-341-0001.
Old Town Winchester Sleigh Ride will be released as a giclée on paper during my show with King James Galleries of Winchester, VA, on April 1. For more information, please contact the gallery at 540-869-9025.
I recently received the sad news that another one of my dear friends has passed away. Iris McCarthy of Elkton, Virginia, passed away on March 5, joining her husband Bill, who passed away last October. Bill & Iris were faithful visitors to my Museum in Waynesboro, Virginia, and always came to my Open Houses/Barn Shows. They brought me the most beautiful roses every time they came and never missed sending a card or letter for my birthday and every holiday. My thoughts and prayers are with their family.
Me with Iris and Bill at The Barn, December, 2000. They were such a dear couple!