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!