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 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, 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.
Watercolors by MAOM artist Janine Helton
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.
Can’t decide? We offer gift certificates.
MAOM occupies the entire building. Much more work upstairs.
Think about it…
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.
Missouri Artist On Main
315 – 321 South Main St., St. Charles MO 63301
Please join MAOM in celebrating the 23rd Mosaics Fine Arts Festival this weekend.
Friday, September 15th: 4 – 9 PM
Saturday, September 16th: 11 AM – 9 PM
Sunday, September 17th: 11 AM – 5 PM
Drop by the MAOM booths and stop in the gallery to view even more work from over 40 Missouri artists.
The MAOM gallery will be staying open late on Friday and Saturday nights.
Beautiful work by MAOM print maker Vary Mosblech
Beautiful wearable art by MAOM felter Kathy Shallow
Wine themed art by MAOM director Jean McMullen
…and many more wonderful Missouri artist.
Missouri Artists On Main
315 – 321 South Main St. St. Charles, MO
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.