Happy Mother’s Day!

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Missouri Artist on Main 319 – 321 S. Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301

(636) 724-1260  www.maomgallery.com

On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation establishing Mother’s Day, a national holiday to be celebrated annually on the second Sunday of May. The woman responsible for its inception was Anna Jarvis (1864–1948), who wanted to memorialize her own mother and as a result saw the value in honoring all mothers. In Britain, Mother’s Day is celebrated in mid-Lent as Mothering Sunday. During the Middle Ages a custom developed of allowing those who had moved away to visit their home parishes and their mothers on Laetare Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Lent. Many other countries also celebrate the holiday on this date.

When considering a gift for Mom think of the gallery, Missouri Artist on Main.

Perfect for spring a hand painted and dyed silk scarf.

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Silk scarf by MAOM artist Joyce Rothermich.

Everyone loves to give and receive jewelry!

Cloisonne EarringsCloisonne Red and Pink Heart Earrings by MAOM jeweler Kathryn Leventhall-Arnold would be a wonderful way to express your love for Mother.

MAOM potter Clinton Berry makes wonderful functional work, perhaps a porcelain bowl or baking dish.

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Flowers are always appropriate on Mother’s Day. MAOM colored pencil artist Susie Tenzer creates beautiful arrangements that will never fade.

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Perhaps spending time with your Mom taking a class in the gallery classroom would be the perfect gift. Check out the listing of upcoming classes at http://www.maomgallery.com  or stop by the gallery

Stop by the gallery and let the artists on duty help with your selections.

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

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.

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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.

Holiday Ornament making in the Gallery

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Missouri Artist on Main 319 – 321 S. Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301

(636) 724-1260  www.maomgallery.com

During the holiday season stop by the gallery on weekends and have fun making a holiday ornament that is yours to keep. Your $5 donation goes to Haven House of St. Louis.

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Fall a time of celebration

Porcelain serving platter by MAOM potter Clinton Berry

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Missouri Artists On Main, 315 – 321 S. Main St. Charles, MO  63301 (636) 724-1260  http://www.maomgallery.com

The Pilgrim settlers of New England were not the first to set aside a day for expressing their gratitude to God for the harvest. The Greeks and the Romans paid tribute to their agricultural goddesses, the Anglo-Saxons celebrated Lammas and Harvest Home , and the Jewish traditions have their eight-day Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles. The first American Thanksgiving was entirely religious, and took place on December 4, 1619, when a group of 38 English settlers arrived at Berkeley Plantation on the James River. Their charter decreed that their day of arrival be celebrated yearly as a day of thanksgiving to God.

But most Americans think of the first “official” Thanksgiving as being the one that took place at Plymouth Colony in October 1621, a year after the Pilgrims first landed on the New England coast. They were joined in their three-day feast by Massasoit, the chief of the Wampanoag Indians, and about 90 of his fellow tribesmen.

Many states declared Thanksgiving holidays, but it wasn’t until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November as a national day to give thanks. Each year thereafter, for 75 years, the president proclaimed the same day to be celebrated. In 1939, however, President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved it one week earlier to allow more time for Christmas shopping.

Finally, Congress ruled that the fourth Thursday of November would be the legal federal holiday of Thanksgiving after 1941.

Thanksgiving. (2015). In H. Henderson (Ed.), Holidays, Festivals & Celebrations of the world dictionary: Detailing more than 3,300 observances from all 50 states and more than 100 nations. Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, Inc..

Fall is a time of feasting, of celebrating and giving thanks with family and friends.  MAOM is the perfect place to find a one of a kind serving piece to grace your holiday table.

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Selection of work by MAOM potter Angel Brame.

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Perhaps a large serving platter by Clinton Berry.

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A wonderful jar by MAOM potter John Preus.

Missouri Artist on Main offers a wonderful selection of functional ware . The gallery is open seven days a week and in preparation for the upcoming holidays we will have extended hours starting after Thanksgiving.