KINGSPORT -‚ Artist P. Buckley Moss will be in Kingsport on Friday, November 22 and Saturday, November 23 visiting some favorite spaces and‚  researching new projects.‚  P. Buckley Moss is an internationally known artist whose art celebrates the ancient proposition of the triumph of beauty and truth over injustice.

As a dyslexic, Moss art has served as her refuge and‚  means of communication. Very early in life, when she failed at everything else in school, her art became her solace. ‚ Now, with recognition and success, Moss reaches out through charitable endeavors to help others through her art, especially those with learning differences.‚  Donations of‚  P. Buckley Moss art have raised over four million dollars for worthy charities. ‚ The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education is devoted to promoting the use of art in the classroom, especially as a means to teach children with learning differences

Moss has a special relationship with Kingsport.‚  Mike Milhorn of Up Against the Wall Gallery remembers meeting her in 1972.‚  Our gallery represented some of her earliest prints, said Milhorn.‚  Over the years Moss has painted a variety of Kingsport landmarks including Exchange Place, Allandale, the Train Station and even the Milhorns cabin and outhouse.‚  She has also done paintings for the Childrens Advocacy Center and Bristol Rhythm and Roots festival.‚  This year Moss has a new print Christmas at Church Circle.‚  Traditionally these prints sell out quickly.‚  We only had 15 prints of Netherland Inn, explained Milhorn.‚  There were 1000 total, but the rest were sold all over the country.

Moss will be available to meet the public from‚  2 ‚¬ 7 PM on Friday November 22 and from 9 AM ‚¬ 12 PM on Saturday, November 23 at Up Against the Wall Gallery located at ‚ 316 E. Market Street in Kingsport, TN.‚ ‚  While in Kingsport, Moss will do ground work and research on Kingsports Carousel which is a likely candidate for a new work of art next year.

For more information call 423-246-7210

Special note to the media:‚  Ms. Moss will visit the Carousel Carving Studio at 257 Walker St. Kingsport, at 12:30 on Friday November 22, 2013.‚  She will be doing research for a new print in the future.‚  ‚ At this time she will be available to meet with the media for photos and interviews.


About the Office of Cultural Arts & Engage Kingsport

City of Kingsport Mission: To provide economic, educational and quality of life opportunities that create a safe, vibrant and diverse Community.

The Office of Cultural Arts, part of the City of Kingsport, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community.‚  It operates a public art program, concert and theatrical events, the Kingsport Carousel Project, the Carousel Fine Craft Show and a broad range of support to the areas arts organizations.‚  They work in tandem with Engage Kingsport, Inc., the Friends of the Cultural Arts group, a private, volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit community organization.

The City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsports goals are to collaborate with a variety of arts organizations as well as non-arts organizations, with the aim of increasing opportunities and outlets for artists of all types. As Kingsport becomes a destination for artists and art enthusiasts, new markets and opportunities emerge. The Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport are dedicated to cultivating cultural assets and promoting them as vehicles for economic and community development.

For more information or to purchase tickets to any event contact the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts at (423) 392-8414 or log on to www.EngageKingsport.com