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.

Silk (UPDATE)

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Missouri Artists On Main 315-321 South Main Saint Charles MO 63301  http://www.maomgallery.com  (636) 724-1260

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The Silk class was a HUGE success, HUGE! Participants worked with Jean McMullen and Deb Mansir to create beautiful scarves.

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Contact the gallery and ask to be placed on the contact list to be notified as classes are scheduled. You can also check the webpage ( http://www.maomgallery.com ) to see the list of upcoming classes.

Silk

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

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

Natural fiber produced by many creatures, notably the silkworm. The many kinds of silk include crépe, satin, taffeta, and velvet. Almost all silk comes from silkworms reared commercially; a single cocoon can provide between 600 and 900m (2,000–3,000ft) of filament.  The cocoons are soaked to unstick the fibers, and the strands are unwound together to form a single thread of yarn. The Chinese were the first to use silk. Silk manufacturing developed in England in the 17th century. China is the largest producer of raw silk. (“silk.” World Encyclopedia. : Philip’s. Oxford Reference. 2004. Date Accessed 23 Aug. 2016.)

Hand Dyed Silk

There are an infinite number of ways one can bind, stitch, fold, twist, or compress silk  and each way results in very different patterns. Each method is used to achieve a certain result, Also, different techniques can be used in conjunction with one another to achieve even more elaborate results.

Have you always wanted to learn some of the many techniques used to dye silk? 

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Well, here is your chance!

Silk Scarf Making in the Microwave

September 1 at 2- 4 or 6 – 8 p.m.$35 includes supplies

 join resident artists Deb Mansir & Jean McMullen

Learn how to make beautiful silk scarves using a microwave that look like a flower garden!  Students will leave wearing 2 beautiful scarves.  More can be made and purchased during this 2 hour class!

 

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Call the gallery to register for this exciting and fun class. (636) 724-1260

Festival of the Little Hills

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Again this year Missouri Artist on Main will be participating in the Festival of the Little Hills. MAOM artists will be bringing in extra work to stock the booth on the street and the gallery will stay open late Friday and Saturday evening.

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The largest festival of the year in St. Charles, activities include over 300 craft booths, with demonstrations by crafts people and artisans. Also includes numerous food & beverages booths along with live music and other entertainment and the Kids Corner.

2016 Festival Dates: August 19 – August 21

Friday, August 19 — 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, August 20 — 9:30 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, August 21 — 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Parking? Don’t worry, there is shuttle service.

FREE SHUTTLE to the FESTIVAL

Locations:

Duchesne High School
2550 Elm Street
St. Charles, MO 63301

St. Charles West High School
3601 Droste Road
St. Charles, MO 63301

EPC – Executive Personal Computers
3941 Harry S. Truman Blvd.
St. Charles, MO 63301
(at Interstate 70 and Cave Springs)
Handicapped Shuttle available

St. Charles Family Arena
2002 Arena Pkwy.
St. Charles, MO 63303

Come early and stay late. Enjoy the music and food!

The booth on the street and the gallery, upstairs and down, will be stocked with beautiful work by over 40 Missouri artists.

Silk scarves!

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Jewelry!

Cloisonne Earrings

Glass!

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Ceramics!

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and more!

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See you at the Festival of the Little Hills!

 

 

Art of Collage

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

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

Collage [Fr. coller: ‘to stick, glue’].

Art form and technique, incorporating the use of pre-existing materials or objects attached as part of a two-dimensional surface.

Frascina, Francis, et al. “Collage.” Encyclopedia of Aesthetics. Ed. Michael Kelly. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.  7 Jul. 2016.

Within the visual arts, collage is usually associated with Cubism, Dada, and Surrealism. Collage has also been a central element in many practices since World War II, ranging from Pop artists in the United States; from activist art in the 1960’s (such as The Collage of Indignation, 1967) to feminist work produced since the late 1960’s. Clearly, from these examples, the term collage relates directly to what is called photomontage and montage. Both of the latter have been major elements in representations of modernity: photomontage in, for example, highly politicized posters and journals, most notably during the 1930’s and, again, in anti–Vietnam War imagery; montage in the development of film, as in Fernand Léger’s Ballet Mécanique (1924). Recently, collage and montage have described processes and effects within television, video, and varieties of products resulting from digital image manipulation: selecting, cutting, editing, piecing together, and thereby producing a particular combination.

In the spring of 1912, Pablo Picasso glued a piece of oil-cloth printed with imitation chair-caning to a painting of a cafe still life, thereby inaugurating the aesthetically revolutionary practice of collage. The Still Life with Chair Caning, which the artist also framed with a coarse mariner’s rope, is a small, oval, seemingly modest work, yet its effects on twentieth-century art have been profound. Picasso’s Still Life with Chair Caning is thought to be the first work in which the humble medium of collage announced itself as equal to painting. The intrusion of everyday, non artistic materials into the domain of high art challenged some of the most fundamental assumptions about painting inherited from both the classical and the more recent avant garde traditions. The invention of collage put into question prevailing notions of what and how works of art signify, what materials artists may use, and what constitutes unity in a work of art.

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MAOM artist Jan Adams incorporates collage into her works which she calls ‘Memory Paintings.’ She inventively incorporates landmarks from cities and neighborhoods and personalizes them with notes and sign boards.

Jean McMullen the owner of MAOM and a well know watercolor artist combines collage elements with panting and calligraphy in her work. Her series of work centered around wine incorporates labels from the bottles and in some cases corks and wine glasses.

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Both Jan and Jean will work with individuals to personalize a collage to celebrate a special event or a wonderful memory. Please come by the gallery to see their work along with that of all forty plus Missouri artists.

Independence Day

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

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

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the final draft of the Declaration of Independence. John Hancock, the president of the Congress, was the first to sign the document, using a clear and distinctive hand, thus giving rise to the expression “John Hancock” for one’s signature.

As the most important national holiday in the U.S., Independence Day, often called the Fourth of July, is traditionally celebrated with fireworks displays, family picnics, parades, band concerts, and patriotic speeches.

Riverfest 2016 St. Charles celebrates the Fourth of July 

 A four day celebration in 2016 includes a parade, live music, carnival, food & craft vendors, and fireworks along the banks of the Missouri River in Frontier Park.  Missouri Artists On Main is open during the holiday weekend and there is no better view of the activities that take place on Main Street than our 2nd floor porch.

 

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Stop in the gallery and see the work of over 40 Missouri artists and craftspeople.