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The future of woodworking: spending a day with Boston's finest students


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Last week, Tom was invited to visit Harvard University to speak to a group of woodworking hobbyists at Eliot House. A man of unexpected talents, Tom surprises undergrads Raafi Alidina and Oliver Strand with a rendition of the Harvard Fight Song "Veritas," played on a crosscut hand saw!


A visit with the North Bennett Street School -

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Earlier that day, Tom lectured at the North Bennett Street School (NBSS) in Boston. Tom addressed the students of cabinet and furniture making on the basic principles of starting a successful business. Well aware of the challenges presented in the current economy, the group was especially interested in the company's ability to survive, and to thrive, during the recent recession.


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The North Bennett Street students at work in their woodshop.

Thanks to our fine hosts during this trip to Boston. It's great to see creative, young minds hard at work!

Join us in September for some exciting events at our showrooms nationwide!


Looking for something fun to do in September?

Our showrooms nationwide have been busy all summer (while everyone else has been at the beach!) partnering with the finest artists, wineries and musicians to bring you a plethora of events this fall!

Here's a quick snapshot of what's happening in your neck of the woods:

Women Artists in Maine- September 9th (6-8:30pm)

Join us as we celebrate notable Maine artists Michele Dangelo, Judy Taylor, Mary Ruth Hedstrom, Anne Ireland, Lynn Travis, Liz Armstrong, Missy Asen, Michele Clarke, Susan Williams and Debra Yoo.

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(above: Waiting, oil on canvas, 36" x 36", by Michele Dangelo)


Random Moments with Artist Ilene Richard
- September 9th (5-7:30pm)
Ilene Richard’s paintings depict everyday people in a wide variety of activities, relationships and settings. Her works tell stories that speak volumes without her ever having to say a word.
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(above: The Opening, acrylic on canvas, by Ilene Richard)


Changing Planes: new works from artist Linda Press - September 13th (5-7pm)

Our New York Showroom welcomes Linda Press. Linda's solo show, Changing Planes, presents paintings of architectural forms seen from unusal perspectives. Contact our NY Showroom for more info.
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(above: NYC Blossom by Linda Press)


Camerata Pacifica: SpeakEasy II - Marimba in Good Company

September 15th (6-9pm)

Join Camerata Pacifica percussionist Ji Hye Jung is back with her Marimba, but this time with friends, Flautist and Artistic Director Adrian Spence and Principal Violinist Catherine Leonard. This event is a delight for the senses!
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Art & Wine with GaryCarmody Conway and Carmody McKnight Winery - September 16th (6-8pm)

Thos. Moser and Calloway Fine Arts invite you to a wine tasting & exhibit reception in our Georgetown Showroom celebrating the works of artist Gary Carmody Conway and fine wines from his winery, Carmody McKnight Winery, which he owns with wife Marian.
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(above: 101 by Gary Conway)

Art Event with Rita Sklar - September 23rd (4-7pm)

Join our San Francisco Showroom for a special artist opening with Rita Sklar. Rita's recent body of works builds on her ongoing exploration of urban and natural life using watercolors and mixed media. Rita's work will be on display through November 16th.
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(above: Vanishing Snowy Plover by Rita Sklar)

Please contact your local showroom or visit us online to learn more about events we have coming up this fall. We look forward to seeing you!

Thos. Moser 1st Ever Warehouse Sale this weekend


Celebrate the Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday and select from a wide variety of Thos. Moser originals at our first ever Warehouse Sale. All items are available on a cash/credit and carry basis, or local delivery can be arranged on site for a fee.

Photo taken at the warehouse on Thursday, Aug. 13th:

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And even though the State guidelines say only items under $2,500 are tax exempt, we’ll pay your sales tax for all cash/credit and carry items priced over $2,500 at the Warehouse Sale, so your entire purchase will be tax free.

Call or visit our Boston Showroom with questions and for more information.

Rules & Restrictions: Sales Tax Holiday Weekend guidelines as determined by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue: total order may exceed $2,500, but only items priced at $2,500 or less will be tax-exempt; orders made during the sales tax holiday weekend must be paid in full in order to qualify for the sales tax exemption; applies to purchases for personal use only, purchases by corporations or other businesses and purchases by individuals for business use remain taxable. For items priced over $2,500 that are not eligible for the sales tax holiday, we will pay your sales tax for those items at our Warehouse Sale only. Offer of free delivery only applies to full price items and cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. All cash/credit and carry sales will be exempt from sales tax, however delivery to addresses outside of Massachusetts will be subject to local sales tax if applicable.

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