An artist known for her Shenandoah Valley paintings and passion for arts education for children with special needs will visit Glen Allen Cultural Arts Center on Wednesday.
P. Buckley Moss’ exhibit of new works opened there Sept. 3 and will continue through Sept. 30 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.
Moss, 81, was interviewed by phone while on her way to Napa Valley via train and said her travels reinvigorate her work.
“Your mind never stops” as an artist, she said. “There’s always something you can do and I just want to go home and do it” after being inspired by her travels.
She often highlights her early struggle in the classroom because of dyslexia and how one of her teachers noticed her talent and encouraged her to pursue it. Moss founded the P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education in 1995 to provide art education for children with learning disabilities.
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“Whereas some people succeed in spite of a disability, I believe I thrive because of mine,” Moss says in her artist statement.
Moss lives in Radford and is a frequent speaker at Virginia Tech where the university’s newest $100 million arts center was named after her following her $10 million donation last year.
The print signing and special edition release party with Moss will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen in the Midway Gallery, 2880 Mountain Road.
This exhibit is free and open to the public.