NOTE TO MEDIA: Time has been designated for media interviews prior to the public reception, from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
P. Buckley Moss Print to be Unveiled at CU, Friday, May 9
Athens, W.Va. – The Concord University Alumni Association is hosting a reception on Friday, May 9, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Student Center State Room to unveil a new print by artist P. Buckley Moss. The public is invited to attend. Ms. Moss will meet collectors of her art to sign purchases made during the reception.
The new print, entitled Concord “The Campus Beautiful,” depicts Marsh Hall, named after Joseph F. Marsh, Jr., who was president of Concord from 1959 to 1973. The building was constructed of bricks from a Princeton brickyard and was completed in 1912. In 1914, an auditorium and additional rooms were added. The structure was renovated during the 1980s under President Jerry Beasley’s tenure. The Marsh Carillon, made possible by a gift from Dr. Marsh, was dedicated in 1997.
A portion of the sale of each print will be donated to the Concord University Alumni Fund. As a non-profit service organization, the mission of the Concord University Alumni Association is to organize and conduct activities that will perpetuate pleasant memories and friendships among alumni, faculty, students and friends of the University and also engage in activities that support the growth and development of the University.
Locally, P. Buckley Moss prints are available at Frameworks Plus Gallery in Princeton (near Andy Clark Ford), which is one of about 300 galleries nationwide that carries her art. She is well known throughout the country for her portrayals of the Amish and for her tranquil landscapes.
“I love the regular contact with my collectors,” says Ms. Moss. “There is an energy I get from talking with my friends and collectors that helps feed my creativity. I am not one of those artists toiling away in an ivory tower. I need the contact with my collectors and I crave the exchange of ideas.”
Pat Moss has achieved phenomenal success in the art world and has spent the last twenty years giving back a measure of that success to the community. Donations of her artwork have raised more than $2 million for worthy charitable organizations across the country. In this endeavor, she is helped by the P. Buckley Moss Society, a group of more than 17,000 collector-members. She has also established the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education, which promotes the use of art in the school curriculum as an aid to reaching out to children with learning differences. Ms. Moss is dyslexic and grew up at a time when little was understood of this learning difficulty. Having achieved success in spite of (or, as she says, because of) this impediment, she is eager to help reach children in similar circumstances today.
PHOTO: “Concord, The Campus Beautiful,” by P. Buckley Moss, will be unveiled at the reception held on Friday, May 9.
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