Summer Artist Weekend Series 2018
In her presentation, Kate Moynihan uses personal stories beyond the events in her memoir, A Lone Birch, My Artistic Journey, that will empower you to embrace yourself, gain confidence and celebrate the unpredictability of life. Woven in her stories is one of her favorite art techniques: the power of the line. You can use this knowledge in your own art or for the enjoyment of viewing any painting. The event is free and sponsored by the Holland Friends of Art.The event is:
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
7 - 8 pm
Holland Area Arts Council
150 East 8th Street
Holland, Mi 49423
If you have further questions call the gallery at 616-394-009 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Enter to win Early Morning, an original oil painting, featured on the back cover of Kate's new memoir, A Lone Birch, My Artistic Journey, now through March 24, 2018. No purchase necessary. A $550 value.
Stop in the gallery and purchase Kate’s new book for $9, saving $7.95!*
"Although I paint birch in a loose style, including hues of radiant reds to soothing blue, the strong tree symbolizes rebirth for me. From experience, I know the challenges of daily life can drain your spirit and soul. By sharing my personal journey, I challenge you and motivate you to peel away the layers, bend beyond your boundaries, and grow to new heights." Kate
20-30 minute presentations.
Available for questions and answers, book signings.
More about Kate: As a wife, mother, and then art gallery owner for twenty-five years, she finds it easy to engage a crowd, not just by swinging a paintbrush, but with conversations that offer compassion and relatability. Kate uses experiences from her previous nursing career as well as her artistic, motherly life.
Kate has also written three junior fiction novels inspired from real-life adventures with her young sons.
Speaking at elementary schools has been one of the most rewarding of all experiences.TESTIMONIAL: “Kate Moynihan engages an audience and keeps them wanting more. She’s skilled in speaking to the level of her listeners and can adapt to the pulse of the room. Audience participation had parents captivated and kids giggling.”
Shopping Jam: December 9th
Shop early, come as you are, pajamas and all, and save big at Downtown Holland’s annual Shopping Jam! Join us at the Gallery and enter to WIN one of Kate Moynihan's Original 10 x 10" Oil Paintings Every 10 Minutes between 7:00am and 8:00am! Musty be in-store to win, no purchase necessary, though there will be plenty of sale items!
Save 30% on any single regular priced item from 7:00am-9:00am
Save 20% on any single regular priced item from 9:00am-10:00am
Starting September 2016, Moynihan is offering classes on Tuesdays from 2:00 pm- 4:30 pm or 6:00 pm- 8:30 pm. These classes will vary in subject matter, discipline, technique and design and will offer not only a memorable experience, but involved instruction, historical and cultural connections, community, inspiration and a finished piece of art to take home. Seating is limited so don't miss out!
The last Tuesday of each month, we will be hosting a special Candle-ology craft along with our More-than-ART-Class, featuring pre-selected products and fragrances that fit with our monthly theme and are hand crafted by our Moynihan Candle-ologists. The price of these classes are slightly higher to reflect the cost of the bonus Candle-ology product.
Sign up for any of our up-coming classes by visiting us in the store or calling the gallery at (616) 394-0093.
September Classes: "Back to School Bohemian"
"Traditional Textiles" Tuesday, September 6th
Each student will learn how design and hand carve their very own 2"x2" wood-block stamp and then learn how to print their unique design on a gauze scarf. (One per person) This project is inspired by traditional Indian textile prints and designs.
"Bollywood Bangles" Tuesday, September 13th
Hand weave colorful fabrics into unique designs using traditional metal bangles. Each student will receive 9 metal bangles to make 3 bracelets of different widths. A Boho Chic accessory, these bangles will add a pop of color to any back to school outfit! This project is inspired by bohemian fashion.
"Elephants la vie Bohme" Tuesday, September 20th
Learn how to draw the face of an elephant on mounted gauzy fabric and then decorate the 8.5"x 11" image using our collection of traditionally inspired hand carved wood-block stamps and other embellishments. Finished piece will be hang-able as is without a frame. This project is inspired by the cultural significance of elephants in India and wany other countries.
"Mehndi Aromatherapy" Tuesday, September 27th
Learn how to create traditional Mehndi (Henna) inspired designs hand drawn with gold paint on colored glass jars filled with our signature lotion and pump soap in unique Candle-ology Aromatherapy fragrances fit for any back to school mood. This project is inspired my the meditative properties of both aromatic scents and Indian Mehndi designs.
Fragrance Choices for this project:
Shaanti (Rest): Lavender Fields & Jasmine
Namaste (Chill): Rosemary & Olive Blossom
Jai Guru Dev (Awake): Yuzu & Bergamont
Om (Focus): Sandalwood & Incense