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Tom Moser sculpts more than wood furniture

  
  
  

Tom has been sculpting furniture and working with wood for as long as he can remember. It wasn't until recently that he started working with a different medium, clay, in a more substantial way. In Tom's words, "Unlike wood, fashioning clay is both additive and subtractive ― correcting mistakes and editing are more easily done."

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Tom started working on a sculpture, while spending the early winter months of 2010 in La Belle, Florida. His neighbor there inspired his first creation, Bella, named after their ideal setting.

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Bella is a life-size replication of his neighbor, perched on a granite base and cast in bronze at a local forge. The bronze statue weighs in at 140 lbs and is suitable for interior or exterior placement. The bronze will develop a beautiful patina over time.

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Tom's first prototype of Bella is located at his home in Maine, but he has since created a limited run of twenty that he is selling. Our showrooms in Los Angeles, Boston and Washington, DC are proud to each have the sculpture in their presence. For more information or pricing, please call your local showroom or our Customer Care Center at (800) 862-1973.

A Lesson in Wine at our Boston Showroom...

  
  
  

The folks in our Boston showroom partnered with J Ross Wines to kick off the first of monthly wine classes at our Boston showroom. The perfectly themed artwork that graced the walls was by artist Ilene Richard. Ilene's works can also be viewed at Canvas Fine Arts Gallery.

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Jo-Ann Ross, of J Ross Wines, hosted an interactive and educational tasting class, offering 6 wines and light appetizers. A special thanks to The Wine Emporium on Tremont Street in the South End for their fabulous wines.

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(above: Jo-Ann addressing the group)

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(above: sipping wine in front of the perfectly themed art)

Thanks to all who attended and participated in such a fun event. We look forward to hosting Jo-Ann on October 21st for the next event!

Coming to a showroom near you!

  
  
  

It's been a busy summer of events and the fun doesn't end there as our showrooms continue to partner with some fabulous musicians, artists and artisans this fall.  We invite you to check out what's happening at your local Thos. Moser showroom!

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SHOWROOMS NATIONWIDE!
Celebrate American Craft Week
October 2nd-3rd (Saturday & Sunday during showroom hours)
Join us as we celebrate the wonders of American Craft from coast to coast. Cabinetmakers from our shop in Maine will be at each of our six showrooms to give demonstrations, answer questions, and join in a celebration of all things craft. Contact your local showroom for a list of featured local artisans and crafters.

BOSTON
Where Heaven Meets Earth/Experiences of the Sacred in Nature
October 7th (5-7:30pm)

Our Boston Showroom has partnered with Canvas Fine Arts to bring artist Carol Dearborn to the showroom for a talk and presentation.

LOS ANGELES
The Scale of Art with Bradford Stewart
October 8th (6-9pm)
We are pleased to have the former composer, professional musician and abstract painter, Bradford Stewart, at our Los Angeles Showroom.

FREEPORT
Islands and Sirens
October 14th (6-8:00pm)

Join us in Freeport as we celebrate new works from Tom Curry and Brian Mark.

NEW YORK CITY
The Best of ebo Gallery
October 16th (5-7pm)

Our New York Showroom, along with ebo Gallery, team up to bring you works from contemporary artists Paul Binnie, Keiko Hara and Takuji Kubo.

LOS ANGELES
Overture to a New Season
October 23rd (6-9pm)
Join us in Los Angeles for an evening to celebrate and support the Culver City Symphony Orchestra.

Please contact your local showroom for more information on upcoming events!

Thos. Moser presents a full slate of showroom events this month

  
  
  

Thos Moser Showroom Events Sept-10

Our showrooms nationwide have partnered with the finest artists, wineries and musicians to bring you a variety of uniquely wonderful events this month. Please visit our website or contact your local showroom to request more information or RSVP for an event. We hope you can join us!

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

Join us in Freeport as we celebrate notable Maine artists including Michele Dangelo, Judy Taylor, Mary Ruth Hedstrom, Anne Ireland and Lynn Travis to name a few.

BOSTON
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.
*Also worth noting: Our Boston Showroom will host J Ross Wines on September 22nd for a special wine tasting you won’t want to miss.

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

Linda Press brings her solo show to our New York Showroom and presents paintings of architectural forms seen from unusual perspectives.

SOUTHAMPTON
Open through September!
Thanks to the wonderful response we have had in Southampton, we’ve extended our summer location into the fall. Stop in today, and watch for announcements of the special events we are planning in Southampton!

WASHINGTON , DC
Art & Wine with Gary 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.

LOS ANGELES
Camerata Pacifica: SpeakEasy II - Marimba in Good Company
September 15th (6-9pm)

A delight for the senses in our Los Angeles Showroom as percussionist Ji Hye Jung performs on her Marimba, with friends, Flautist and Artistic Director Adrian Spence and Principal Violinist Catherine Leonard.

SAN FRANCISCO
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.

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:

FREEPORT
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)


BOSTON

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)


NEW YORK

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)


LOS ANGELES

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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WASHINGTON, DC

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)


SAN FRANCISCO
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.

Thos. Moser and The Jackson Lab team up for great event in Boston!

  
  
  

Thanks to The Jackson Laboratory and our Boston showroom for organizing a great event, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Kyuson Yun. Dr. Yun explained the research she is leading in her laboratory, focusing on the manipulation of stem cells (both normal and cancer), which has great potential for treating many human diseases.

Her talk that evening was entitled, "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly", focusing on different stem cells for different diseases and a cutting-edge perspective on cancer stem cell research. The event drew a great group of customers and friends to the showroom, all leaving with an enlightened view of the work done by the Laboratory and its scientists.

Here are a few photos from the event:

Scott Wentzell, of Thos. Moser speaks to the group about the partnership between Thos. Moser and The Jackson Laboratory.


Keynote speaker, Dr. Kyuson Yun


Cathy Bernstein, Joanne Bean, Paul Santos and Christopher Eramo


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Thos. Moser is proud to call The Jackson Laboratory our Charity of Choice. Stay tuned for upcoming collaborative events with the Lab!

A Lesson on Design in our Boston Showroom

  
  
  

Our Boston Showroom pulled together a great event this week for new interior designers from the Boston Architectural College, which included a visit from cabinetmaker Warren Shaw, of our prototype team, here at our shop in Maine.

Warren shared hand's-on knowledge of furniture craftsmanship and design along with a very extensive supply of visual aids to demonstrate joinery and other concepts to the group. 

We thought we'd share some pictures from the event...


Warren Shaw of Thos. Moser speaking to the group on joinery.

The class taking notes.

Examples from the proto shop that Warren shared with the team.

Great job to Warren and our team in Boston for organizing! 

Visit our showrooms for some exciting events this spring!

  
  
  

Our showrooms have been busy planning a slew of events for April and we invite you to stop in and check them out! If you'd like more info, please join our mailing list to receive advance notice of offers and events.

Here is a quick list with links to our website where you can findmore info...

Freeport
Join us for a Maine Art & Design Dinner at the Harraseeket Inn on Thursday, April 8th

Thos. Moser is pleased to present a dinner with five maine artists and designers:

  • Alex Carleton, clothing designer,
  • Tracy Davis, interior designer,
  • Eric Hopkins, artist,
  • Jill Hoy, artist,
  • david moser, furniture designer

Please join us for a private dinner with the artists and designers at the Harraseeket Inn.

Thursday, April 8th
6:30pm until 9:00pm
162 Main Street, Freeport
Dinner is $100pp- RSVP to 800.708.9041

Boston
Our Boston showroom invites you on Thursday, April 8th (from 6-8pm) to a reception with artist Fran Mackay, who is represented by Boston's Canvas Fine Arts Gallery.

This one woman show, entitled Still Life - Alive, showcases more than twenty-five of Fran's oil paintings and some small wood panels. A portion of proceeds from art sales that evening will benefit Women of Means, a non-profit organization founded by Dr. Roseanne Means that sends teams of volunteer doctors and nurses into shelters to provide free medical care to women in need.

Thos. Moser Boston Showroom
19 Arlington Street
(Located between Newbury and Boylston Streets)

Also in Boston this month:
The Jackson Laboratory and Thos. Moser cordially invite you to...

Art, Science & Improving Lives

Please join us at the Boston showroom for an evening reception on Thursday, April 15th. Assistant Professor Kyuson Yun, Ph.D., from The Jackson Laboratory, will discuss her cancer stem cell research.


April 15, 2010
5pm to 8pm

To RSVP to either event or for more info, please call the showroom at 617.224.1245

Washington, DC
Please join us on Friday, April 16th for a reception with artist Linda Press, who is represented by Georgetown's Susan Calloway Fine Arts.

above: Late Afternoon, Midtown Manhattan by Linda Press

Linda Press paints appealing and intriguing cityscapes from Europe and the United States. Linda's art has been exhibited in Paris, New York, Washington D.C., as well as other major cities in the United States, and has been selected for National Exhibitions of Contemporary American Artists.

WHEN:
Friday, April 16th from 5-8pm

WHERE:
Thos. Moser DC Showroom
3300 M Street NW
(corner of M & 33rd Streets)

To RSVP or for more info, please call the showroom at 202.338.4292.

Los Angeles

Join the Los Angeles Showroom on Tuesday, April 13th for a celebratory evening with the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) as we announce the winners of the first-ever Thos. Moser Student Design Challenge. A special People's Choice Award will be determined at the awards ceremony by popular vote, so join us and help determine the winner!

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 13
6pm - 8pm

WHERE:
Thos. Moser Los Angeles Showroom
8705 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA

RSVP:
310-204-5726

Be sure to visit our website for the latest updates and showroom happenings. 

 



 


Artist Reception the Thos. Moser Boston Showroom on Feb 11

  
  
  

Please join us in Boston on Thursday, February 11th for The Elegance of the Figure Abstracted - featuring paintings by Stephen Silver and sculptures by Greg Spitzer, accompanied by beautiful violin music from the North Bennet School in Boston and a sampling of gourmet chocolates from Hotel Chocolat on Newbury Street.

This special pre-Valentine's reception with the artists will be held in our Boston showroom with a portion of proceeds from art sales benefitting Project Place, a supportive community that promotes hope and opportunity for homeless and low-income individuals.

WHEN:
Thursday, February 11, 2010
6pm to 8pm

Refreshments will be served.

RSVP and more info:
Boston showroom
19 Arlington Street (between Boylston & Newbury)
Boston, MA 02116
t: 617.224.1245
e: bostonshowroom@thosmoser.com

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