appalachia Newsletter


February 15 2012 Appalachia Newsletter

Greetings to all folks near and far. How has your winter been? We still have not had a real winter here is Washoe County, Nevada. It has been like Spring, a little cold, but very little snow or rain.

I hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day.

Did you know that Anna Mary Robertson Moses (September 7, 1860 – December 13, 1961), better known as "Grandma Moses", was a renowned American folk artist? She is often cited as an example of an individual successfully beginning a career in the arts at an advanced age. Although her family and friends called her either "Mother Moses" or "Grandma Moses", she first exhibited as "Mrs. Moses", yet the press eagerly dubbed her "Grandma Moses".

Grandma Moses' paintings were used to publicize numerous American holidays, including Thanksgiving, Christmas and Mother's Day. She is an icon in the American folk art genre.

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Folk Festivals 2012 In Appalachia
Do you like folk art, crafts, old timey music, dancing, good food and cheerful folks? You will find these wonderful things all throughout the Appalachian regions this summer and fall.

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Till next time, may your home be filled with laughter and may it ring from floor to rafter. Blessings and may you walk in peace and harmony.

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Phyllis Doyle Burns, Appalachia Editor

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