Missouri Artist On Main 321 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301
(636) 724-1260 http://www.maomgallery.com/
The upstairs gallery has a new look. The new carpet is down and we bid goodbye to the blue walls. Take a look…
The new carpet. What a difference. No more baby blue walls!
We did fit everything back into the space. It looks great!
Come and visit the newly renovated upstairs gallery. MAOM represents over 40 Missouri artists and the entire building is brimming with beautiful work. Each day the gallery is staffed with artist from the group. Not only do you get a chance to view exceptional work but you will always have a chance to chat with some of the makers.
MISSOURI ARTIST ON MAIN 321 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301 (636) 724-1260 http://www.maomgallery.com/
The upstairs gallery is being renovated!
All the art work has been moved from the two rooms upstairs and the painters have been busy. New carpet is being installed next. It will be great. Give us a couple more days and we will be ready to welcome everyone upstairs again.
Here are some photos of the work crew and the non usable classroom. The classroom is a maze of artwork and Gallery furniture! The best is yet to come.
OK. We had to put everything somewhere…It does fit back into the space…hopefully.
Some of the crew, THANKS!
Adam is great at putting things in perspective.
We will have some after pictures coming soon.
In the meantime…the downstairs is open. Stop by and view the work of over 40 Missouri Artists and each time you visit you will meet some of the creators of the work the gallery carries.
Missouri Artists On Main
315-321 South Main Street, St. Charles, MO
Necklace by MAOM jeweler Donna Knox
St. Valentine is believed to have been a Roman priest who was martyred on February 14 around 270. How he became the patron saint of lovers remains a mystery, but one theory is that the Church used the day of St. Valentine’s martyrdom in an attempt to Christianize the old Roman Lupercallia, a pagan festival held around the middle of February.
In the late 1300s, we begin to find the first clear references to a tradition relating February 14, St. Valentine’s Day, to romantic love. Poems were composed for the event, the earliest being Chaucer’s Parliament of Fowls(c.1381), about rival bird-suitors quarreling on Valentine‘s Day. The first Valentine’s Day cards were handmade, but by the early nineteenth century, printed cards were common in England. When this fashion was exported to the United States in the 1840s, a veritable Valentine mania broke out.
Bowler, Gerry. “Valentine’s Day.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Ed. Thomas Riggs. 2nd ed. Vol. 5. Detroit: St. James Press, 2013. 222. Gale Virtual Reference Library.
Missouri Artist On Main offers a wonderful selection of gifts to celebrate the day.
Chain mail necklace by MAOM jewler Melanie Hancock
Hand painted and dyed silk scarves by various MAOM artists.
Earrings by MAOM jewler Kathryn Leventhal-Arnold
Boxes by MAOM wood artist Vic Barr
Wearable art by MAOM master weaver / fiber artists Judith Drew
Perhaps the perfect gift would be a workshop or multi-week class at the gallery. Please visit http://www.maomgallery.com/art-classes-.html for a list of all upcoming classes.
Missouri Artists On Main
321 S Main St, St Charles, MO 63301 (636) 724-1260 http://www.maomgallery.com/
Ornament making was a success! Glenn Sartori, president of the board of directors of Haven House, received a check for $550 from gallery owner, Jean McMullen. All of the proceeds went to HavenHouse St. Louis. Thanks to all who participated in making ornaments!
Missouri Artist on Main 319 – 321 S. Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301
(636) 724-1260 www.maomgallery.com
Each year at Missouri Artists on Main, we support a charity by making ornaments! This year we will be making 2 different ornaments with your donation going to support Haven House, building a new home. Join us every Saturday and Sunday until Christmas, to create a beautiful ornament to keep, while enjoying hot cider and holiday cookies plus supporting a worthy cause.
The children are having a great time making holiday ornaments. One family said this is their 4th year making ornaments at the gallery.
Haven House of St. Louis is a very worthy cause they provide the comfort of home and a community of support to patients and families that travel to St. Louis for medical care.
Bring the family to the gallery weekends during the holiday season and spend quality time with one of the MRA artists making ornaments to take home with you.
while you are here please visit both floors of the gallery to see the work of over 40 Missouri artists.
Happy Holidays! From all of us here at Missouri Artists on Main.