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.

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.

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.

Joyce Rothermich scarfSilk 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.

Potter Christina Collins makes wonderful fanciful and functional work, perhaps a small covered jar glazed in a beautiful celadon blue.

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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/Classes_and_Events.html

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

Happy Mother’s Day to all!

The art of Colored Pencils

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Missouri Artists on Main
321 South Main St.
St. Charles, MO
636-724-1260 or http://www.maomgallery.com

Henri Matisse once said that painting and drawing are one. Perhaps this in truer of no medium than it is of the colored pencil, in which an artist can create works that are full of energy and color. 

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MAOM colored pencil artist Susie Tenzer

Most artist associate contour or line drawings with colored pencils. You don’t have to use them just for lines. Many techniques are possible, such as;

  1. Blending. Applying one color over another.
  2. Burnishing. Applying a lighter color over an existing area of color.
  3. Cross-hatching. Horizontal lines of color over vertical lines of another color.
  4. Using erasers. Hard and soft erasers create different effects.

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MAOM color pencil artist Sandy Brooks

Using sharp pointed pencils and building up many layers of color it is possible to create works that have great depth and texture.

Join Missouri Artist on Main for a great workshop with Sandy Brooks to explore this fascinating medium.

October 10-Colored Pencil with Sandy Brooks!
Saturday, Oct. 10
Time:  9-12pm
Cost:  $45 plus supplies!

Call MAOM (636) 724-1260 to sign up or visit the webpage ( http://www.maomgallery.com ) for a listing of current classes. 

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MAOM color pencil artist Sandy Brooks