Summer Artist Weekends 2018

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Candle-ology Moynihan Gallery | 0 comments

Summer Artist Weekend Series 2018

June 29th-July 1st : Marshy River Fly Company: Gerry Worden
Gerry is a very accomplished local artist ant Instructor specializing in printmaking and fly tying, having won 7 awards in both artistic fields.  He draws his inspiration from nature and most recently the ancient Anasazi ruins and petroglyphs. 
July 6th-8th : Kerry Daniels Jewelry Design: Kerry Daniels
Kerry's designs are all hand crafted using clay and polymers.  Using repetitive shapes and subtle patterns, her work is soft and classic, making it easy to pair with any outfit. @kerrydaniels
July 13th-15th : Foster-Hall Designs: Carol Foster Hall
Carol has an eye for whimsy and beauty.  Together with glass and stone beads, crystals and pearls, she uses polymer to hand make each leaf from one she hand selects from nature, using the natural shape and pattern to enhance the piece. she then paints and patinas each design in a rainbow of different colors.
July 20th-22nd :  Bob’s Puzzles: Robert Goodrick
Creating many of his puzzles from pictures he and his family have taken, he captures some amazing Michigan lighthouses, bridges and MORE! Plus, he can make custom puzzles too! Send him a high resolution image and he will  make a puzzle just for you!
July 27th-29th : Cartera Designs: Nicole Hanamarra
All of Nicole's pieces are hand sewn using a variety of sustainable fabrics and a great leather alternative; CORK! Her designs range from casual shoulder bags to formal clutches and everything in between! 
August 10th-12th: Art as a Lifestyle Clothing: Maranda Shear
Local Artist and Entrepreneur, this will be Maranda's last exhibition before opening her own store at the Holland Town Center in September.

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Kate Speaking: Branch Out Beyond Your Boundaries

Posted on April 09, 2018 by Kate Moynihan | 0 comments

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: moynihangallery@gmail.com

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Kate Moynihan Launches Her Memoir

Posted on March 14, 2018 by Kate Moynihan | 3 comments

We're celebrating!

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!*

Post a review on Amazon before May 1st and receive a $25 gift certificate for Moynihan Gallery.
Kate's memoir is a candid and moving story as she asks the question: How can I reconcile my desire to be an artist with my role as mother and wife? At times a question she feels she is grappling with alone. In the end, she resorts to an old method of escape, with disastrous consequences. Abandoned, shamed and without resources, she faces an uphill battle as she struggles to regain her self-esteem, return to her sons, and honor the painting that has been inside her all along. Her story is unique, yet universal as it follows thirty years of trying, failing, enduring, and thriving. An absorbing tale of resilience and transformation that will resonate with anyone who has a passion.
Kate's memoir is a great tool for public speaking. Schedule Kate for your next event. She can cater her talk to your group's needs from women's groups, artists, art enthusiasts, book clubs, high school and college students.
Headline #1:  Branch Out Beyond Your Own Boundaries
By-line: Be inspired by an artist’s personal story.
Headline #2: Bend like a Birch and Become Strong 
By-line: The beauty of the craggy birch bark is filled with imperfections reminding us we are the same.

"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.”                   
Rachael Brown, Principal, Pinewood Elementary, Jenison, Michigan. 

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Downtown Holiday Events @ Moynihan

Posted on October 14, 2017 by Candle-ology Moynihan Gallery | 0 comments

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


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Posted on August 16, 2016 by Candle-ology Moynihan Gallery | 0 comments

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


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