Valentine’s Day

 

 

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315-321 South Main Street, St. Charles, MO

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

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.

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Chain mail necklace by MAOM jewler Melanie Hancock

Joyce Rothermich scarf

Hand painted and dyed silk scarves by various MAOM artists.

Cloisonne Earrings

Earrings by MAOM jewler Kathryn Leventhal-Arnold

VicBarr Boxes by MAOM wood artist Vic Barr

drew_weaving 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.

 

 

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! It is that time of year!

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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.

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Watercolors by MAOM artist Janine Helton

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MAOM represents over 40 Missouri artists. And, we take turns staffing the building so come meet the artist. As you can see some are real characters.

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Can’t decide? We offer gift certificates.

Don’t forget…

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MAOM occupies the entire building. Much more work upstairs.

Think about it…

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take a class. MAOM offers classes in many different media. Bring a friend, great gift idea. Check out the webpage http://www.maomgallery.com to find a complete listing of the upcoming offerings.

 

 

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

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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!

Beat the winter blues!

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

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

Art Classes in the Gallery

What better way to spend a January afternoon, evening, couple of hours or an entire weekend than stirring your creative juices. We have a great lineup of onetime workshops and multi-week classes taught by the artist who exhibit in MAOM. St. Charles is a great spot to explore your creative side and the gallery is easily accessible from interstate 70.

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Watercolor taught by resident artist Joyce Rothermich is an eight week class meeting on Friday afternoons 1:30 – 4 p.m. Starting January 20th – March 17th (no class or March 10th).

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Snow Fun taught by resident artist Janine Helton a one day workshop meeting Wednesday, January 25, 2017 from 12 noon – 5 p.m.

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Intro to Drawing taught by resident artist Adam Long a four week class with two options Tuesday afternoons 1 – 3 p.m. or evenings 6 – 8 p.m starting January 31st.

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Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet taught by resident artist Rosanne Sartori is back by popular demand. Sunday, January 15th from 1 – 4 p.m.

Check out the webpage ( http://www.maomgallery.com/home.html )for a complete list of upcoming classes.

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.