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Thos. Moser Drift Summer Tour Gets Started in Freeport

  
  
  

The Drift Summer Tour 2011 got off to a great start last night at our Freeport Showroom. It is always great to get together with friends old and new, and the mood last was festive and our new Drift Chair was the center of attention. Thanks to everyone who came out, and we hope to see even more of you as the Drift Summer Tour 2011 continutes from coast-to-coast in the coming weeks!

Next stops...

Thos. Moser Boston Showroom on Thursday, July 14
Thos. Moser Washington, DC Showroom on Tuesday, July 19
Thos. Moser New York Showroom on Thursday, July 21
Thos. Moser Los Angeles Showroom on Tuesday, July 26
Thos. Moser San Francisco on Thursday, July 28

Here are some photos from the first tour stop Freeport, many more have been posted on our Facebook page...

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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.

A hearty welcome in Bar Harbor!

  
  
  

Thanks to Havana Restaurant and everyone who turned out for our Art & Design Dinner in Bar Harbor last week. Thos. Moser and Down East were pleased to bring together such a talented group of artists and designers, including:

Tom Curry, artist,
Roc Caivano, architect,
Gifford Ewing, fine art photographer,
Judy Taylor, artist, and
David Moser, furniture designer

Here are a few snapshots from the evening (courtesy of Gifford Ewing)...

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front row, from left: Roc Caivano and Tom Curry.
back row, David Moser, Gifford Ewing and Judy Taylor.

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guests looking over the delicious menu from Havana (side note: Havana played dinner host to President Obama and wife Michelle only weeks before)

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Roc Caivano and Down East publisher John Viehman chatting before the start of the evening.

Stay tuned for details on our next Art & Design Dinner!

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!

Art & Design on the Midcoast with Thos. Moser and Down East Magazine

  
  
  

Thanks to all who attended last night's Maine Art & Design Dinner at Primo in Rockland (Maine).

We were thrilled to partner with Down East Magazine to bring together a distinguished panel of artists and designers and enjoy a fine dinner from acclaimed chefs Melissa Kelly and Price Kushner.

Our lineup of presenters included: 

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Bill Laurita
, woven products designer of Swans Island Blankets
Jim Kinnealey, co-owner of Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland
Cynthia Hyde, co-owner of Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland
Eric Hopkins, Rockland-based artist
Eric Allyn, architectural designer from Rockland
David Moser, principal furniture designer for Thos. Moser.

Eric Hopkins kindly offered up his beautiful gallery prior to the dinner for a cocktail party that was well received. Many thanks to Bettina Doulton of Cellardoor Vineyard for providing the wonderful wine and Melody Wolfertz of In Good Company for the catering at the reception.

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Here are a few photos from the dinner at Primo...

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Pictured below are the gracious hosts for the evening's festivities (l to r), John Viehman, publisher of Down East magazine; Colleen McCracken, CEO of Thos. Moser; Melissa Kelly, Primo co-owner and Executive Chef (holding an advance copy of her upcoming book collaboration with Down East, called "Cooking Down East; Favorite Maine Recipes", which is due out in October); Price Kushner, Primo co-owner and Bakery/Pastry Chef.

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We think it will be hard to top last night's dinner, lively guests and wonderful presenters, but we will try when host our next Art & Design Dinner event at Havana in Bar Harbor on August 17th...we hope you will join us! (Please call our Freeport showroom for more information).

Thanks to all who attended the Dominique Browning book signing at our Freeport showroom

  
  
  

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Our Freeport showroom hosted a wonderful book signing, reading and reception with author Dominique Browning last week. Dominique read from her new book, Slow Love, and answered questions about her high-powered career, getting laid off and learning to appreciate the finer, slower things in life.

Here are a few snapshots from the event...

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Thos. Moser and Down East Magazine invite you to Maine Art & Design, a evening with artists and friends on the Midcoast

  
  
  

Join Thos. Moser and Down East Magazine in Rockland on July 29th for special evening at the acclaimed Primo Restaurant...

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Join us in Freeport on July 19th for a book signing and reception with author Dominique Browning

  
  
  

SLOW LOVE:
How I Lost My Job, Put on My Pajamas & Found Happiness

WHAT:
Join us in Freeport for a special reading, book signing and reception with author Dominique Browning, former Editor in Chief of House & Garden.

WHEN:
Monday, July 19th from 6-8pm

WHERE:
Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom
149 Main Street
Freeport

Please call in advance to pre-order a copy of the book - RSVP as seating is limited!

RSVP:
freeportshowroom@thosmoser.com
(207) 865-4519

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About the book:
For over a decade, Dominique Browning, editor-in-chief of House & Garden, had been embroiled in the Condé Nast empire where back-stabbing was elevated to an art form, “an elaborate corporate kabuki.” But one Monday morning in 2007, the magazine folded and she was told to pack up her office. Overnight her driven, purpose-filled days vanished. 

With her children leaving home, and a long relationship ending, the structure of her life disappeared. After losing the job that defined her, Browning fell into a panic of loss ¾ and along the way discovered a deeper joy than any she had ever known. 

Uproariously funny and unabashedly self-deprecating, Browning’s journey to self-discovery is one that resonates with many readers and makes them laugh out loud. SLOW LOVE is about wearing your pajamas to the farmer’s market, playing piano at four in the morning, and learning to love an unexpected, unanticipated life.

About the author:
For over a decade, Dominique Browning was the editor-in-chief of House & Garden. She currently writes a column for the Environmental Defense Fund and blogs at SlowLoveLife.com. She is the author of Around the House and In the Garden and lives in New York City and Rhode Island.

Check out the video of Dominique on ABC News launching her book.

We look forward to seeing you at the event!

From the Woods of Maine - join us in Freeport Thursday night for a reception with artist Marguerite Robichaux

  
  
  

Please join us at our Flagship Showroom in Freeport this Thursday night for a reception with artist Marguerite Robichaux, benefitting the Monhegan Artists' Residency Program*. Also introducing local artist Sissy Buck.

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Reception for artist Marguerite Robichaux
Thursday, June 10th (6-8:30pm)

Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom
149 Main Street
Freeport
(one block north of L.L. Bean)

*The Monhegan Artists' Residency Program provides emerging Maine artists the opportunity to work without constraints on Monhegan Island.

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