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October 25, 2018 Village Shoppe hosts its final Moss show
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The P. Buckley Moss art show at Kalona Historical Village on Friday and Saturday marked the end of an era.

The show was the final one in a 26-year partnership with The Village Shoppe, which will soon be closing with the retirement of owner Doris Greiner.

“This year will be my last show with Doris,” Moss said. “She is retiring and I am sad, but happy for her and all the memories that we have made.”

The relationship between Moss and Greiner has been more than an artist-dealership partnership; it has been a friendship.

Moss said she always looked forward to her trips to Kalona to work with Greiner and the gallery staff.

“Just to get off the plane and meet the girls is like going back to your family,” Moss said. “I feel accepted here. This is a charming little town.”

Greiner called her work with Moss “laid-back fun.”

“It has been a joy working for Pat, her staff and family,” Greiner said. “When you see her interact with collectors at a show you know she is truly the People’s Artist.”

Greiner noted that people from all over have come to the shows and the gallery for Moss’ art.

“She has a following,” Greiner said. “We have people here from Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska – all over, really.

“As I look back on the last 26 years of my dealership, I can honestly say that we have met collectors of Pat’s art from coast to coast and other countries as well. It’s so much fun to see the excitement when they have found a Moss gallery. Usually there is a story to tell of when they met Pat.”

Moss said that she understands why people to the shows.

“They come to be together; they come to be accepted,” Moss said. “I appreciate people for what they are. The name of the game is to make people feel comfortable.”

For the final show in Kalona, Moss released a new print, “Peaceful Journey.”

“It features the beautiful rolling landscape of the Iowan fields and the local octagonal barn,” Moss said. “I included my favorite tractor, too. The three little girls represent the gallery staff.”

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