Len Moss' artwork picked for label of wine celebrating bicentennial

Local artist Len Moss, holds a bottle of wine from Cave Hollow West Winery while standing next to his painting, “4th of July Parade.” His work was selected by the winery for its Hannibal bicentennial commemorative wine. | Submitted Photo
Posted: Jun. 30, 2019 12:01 am Updated: Jul. 1, 2019 3:23 pm

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Cave Hollow West Winery has released a new wine with a special label.

The wine, named Hometown, celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Mark Twain Cave and the city of Hannibal. Featured on the bottle is an Art Series wine label featuring "4th of July Parade," an oil painting selected from works of 102-year old local artist Len Moss. The special commemorative wine is available exclusively at Cave Hollow West Winery at the Mark Twain Cave Complex.

The label of Hometown states "There's nothing like a 4th of July parade in Hannibal, Missouri. This painting by Len Moss captures the nostalgia of a bygone era. At 102 years young, Len continues to be a community and cultural icon. We salute Len Moss and celebrate Hannibal's 200th Anniversary."

As an artist, Len Moss has been featured in several solo exhibits in area galleries throughout the years, including two inaugural exhibits at Hannibal Arts Council galleries. In 2018, the Hannibal Arts Council named one of its galleries the Len Moss Gallery to honor the artist who has been involved with HAC and Hannibal Folklife Festival since their beginnings.

The Artist Series wine label is a partnership of Cave Hollow West Winery and the Hannibal Arts Council. Moss joins other local artists in being featured on an Artist Series wine label, including Mischief, featuring a photo by Susan Osterhout, and Lighthouse White, featuring a watercolor by Brenda Beck Fisher.