Festival Of The Little Hills 2017

Missouri Artists On Main

315 – 321 South Main St. St. Charles, MO

636-724-1260 http://www.maomgallery.com

 

The gallery will be open for extended hour during the Festival of the Little Hills. Please stop in and view the work of over 40 Missouri artists.

This Year’s Festival Dates:

Friday, August 18, 2017 — 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 19, 2017 — 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 20, 2017 — 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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Jewelry by MAOM artist Melanie Hancock

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Pottery by MAOM artist Clinton Berry 

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Prints by Mary Mosblech

Jean McMullen_casa-da-loco-winery Wine collages by Jean McMullen

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Watercolors by Janine Helton

And so many more!

Don’t forget to check out the upcoming class schedule, online at http://www.maomgallery.com

 

Happy 5th Anniversary MAOM!

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Missouri Artists On Main, 315 – 321 S. Main St. Charles, MO  63301

(636) 724-1260  http://www.maomgallery.com

SATURDAY, MAY 13 2017

Come help us celebrate MOMO’s 5th Anniversary. We will have demos, raffle drawings, discounts, cake and more. We will be open from 10 am till 6 pm. Pick from the jar and receive a discount on your purchase! Put your name in our raffle for a beautiful work of Art! Enjoy watching our artists demo their fine craft. Below is a schedule for the artists demonstrations.

10 – 11:30 A.M.

Judith Drew – Weaving drew_weaving

Diane Tessman – Recycled Flower Making

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11:30 am – 1 pm

Vic Barr – Woodworking

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1 – 2:30 pm Clinton Berry – Whee Thrown Pottery

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2:30 – 4 pm

Adam Long – Casting

Jean McMullen – Collage

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4 pm –   .

Mary Mosblech – Printmaking Note Cards

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Everybody come and visit! Did I mention that there would be cake…

Take Heart! Happy Valentine’s Day

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MISSOURI ARTIST ON MAIN

315-321 South Main Street St. Charles, MO

636-724-1260  http://www.maomgallery.com/

Happy Valentine’s Day from Missouri Artists On Main. We want to remind you, we have beautiful gifts for your special someone! Need ideas? We can help. Pick from beautiful hand dyed scarves,

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hand painted silk scarf by MAOM artist Joyce Rothermich

handmade hats or woven shawls,

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hat by MAOM fiber artist Diane Tessman

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felted hat by MAOM fiber artist Kathy Shallow

glass,

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tray by MAOM glass artist Kitty Mollman

 

jewelry boxes plus custom jewelry for her.

Cloisonne Earrings

earrings by MAOM jeweler Kathryn Leventhal-Arnold

One-of-a-kind handmade wooden boxes,

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box by MAOM wood artist Vic Barr

chainmaille jewelry

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necklace by MAOM jeweler Melanie Hancock

and stunning photographs for him!

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photo by MAOM photographer Clark Willett

We also have gift certificates for gifts and classes. We look forward to seeing you. Treat Yourself while your there!

HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Watercolor collage by award winning MAOM artist and gallery owner Jean McMullen.

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Missouri Artists On Main, 315 – 321 S. Main St. Charles, MO  63301

(636) 724-1260  http://www.maomgallery.com

The gallery is full of great items to fill every holiday shopping list. Can’t decide? We offer gift certificates.

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Beautiful hand dyed and hand painted silk scarves.

Over 42 Missouri artist display their work in the historic two story building.

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If you stop by after dark be sure to take your picture on the lawn with the beautiful lighted display by MAOM artist Adam Long.

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Wall sculpture by MAOM artist Adam Long

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Exciting work my MAOM scratch board artist Brad Leber

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Today’s cold weather is perfect for one of Kathy Shallow’s warm felted hats.

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Diane Tessman creates wonderful, beautiful hats by weaving fabric and forming them.

We offer gift wrapping while you wait. Perhaps there will be hot cider and cookies to enjoy.

Visit the Facebook page of Missouri Artist on Main to see even more examples of the great work crafted by hand from the heart of the wonderful group of artist who call MAOM home.

The Art of Fused Glass

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Missouri Artists on Main

319 – 321 South Main Street

St. Charles, MO

(636) 724-1260

http://www.maomgallery.com

THINKING OF THE HOLIDAYS?

Missouri Artist on Main has you covered!

Glass is composed of silica and small amounts of other ingredients that are melted together at a high temperature. As it cools, it thickens, and then becomes rigid.  Although rapidly chilled molten rock, usually volcanic, can create naturally occurring glasses, the history of glass is essentially the story of a human-made material.

Frantz, Susanne K. and Henry Frankel . “Glass.” Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Ed. Michael Kelly. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.

There are many forms of glass art. Fused glass is one of them.

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Fused Glass tray by MAOM artist Debbie Mansir

Unlike stained glass, fused glass has no lead lines. Fused glass is ideally suited for making functional pieces.

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Square plate by MAOM fused glass artist Gail Johns. Gail also uses a fused glass technique to make torched glass bead jewelry.

What is FUSED GLASS?

MAOM fused glass artist Kitty Mollman  spoke to this question in an article published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch.

Fused glass is generally two layers of glass of a specific type assembled to form a pattern. The first layer is usually a single sheet of glass, and the second layer is composed of pieces of glass of various sizes that have been cut from a larger sheet. These pieces may be of many different colors and types of glass such as transparent, opaque and iridized. The two layers are assembled, placed very carefully on a kiln shelf and fired to about 1,480 degrees so that they fuse into one piece of glass. After the piece has cooled to room temperature, it is placed on a ceramic mold and refired to a lower temperature until it relaxes and “slumps” into the form of the mold.

Deer, Karen. “Made in St. Louis: Kitty Mollman: Fused-glass artist explores beauty, potential of medium.” St. Louis Post Dispatch 4 March 2012. H2

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Tray by MAOM artist Kitty Mollman

Fused glass is also used for nonfunctional work such as the beautiful wall art by MAOM artist Peggy King (below).

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Depending on the temperature of the subsequent firings textural elements can be added as in this plaque by Kitty Mollman.

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