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December 20, 2012


Studio M's New Painted Peace Collection by Stephanie Burgess Will Launch in January at the Atlanta and Dallas Markets

ST. LOUIS - Studio M, the new artful home and garden division of Magnet Works, announced that they have partnered with artist Stephanie Burgess to launch a collection called Painted Peace. The collection includes chalkboards, address plaques, wall art, and a new category - Art Poles.

"The style of Stephanie's Painted Peace collection is simple, yet remarkable - rich in color and in message. Each piece makes a playful, yet profound statement in any space," said Anne Brown, Director of Product Development.

According to Burgess, Painted Peace was inspired by the virtues of family, home, peace, and community. "Nothing makes me more happy than making other people happy through my work. It's uncomplicated, almost childlike, and I think, in our complex world today, it reminds us to slow down and remember what's most important," said Burgess.

Two of the Art Poles in the Painted Peace collection are "Peace Poles" that bear the simple wish of the Peace Pole Project, "May Peace Prevail on Earth." The phrase is written in a different language on each of the poles' four sides. A portion of the proceeds from Studio M's Peace Poles will benefit the World Peace Prayer Society, sponsors of the Peace Pole Project.

Painted Peace is one of the four, artist-driven collections included in Magnet Works' all-new division, Studio M, which will debut at the gift and home trade markets this winter. For Studio M previews and updates, visit

Founded in 1989, Magnet Works, Ltd. is a provider of home and garden décor and accessories based in St. Louis. Featuring artwork from nearly 100 of the nation's best licensed artists, the company offers decorative products such as MailWraps® mailbox covers, BreezeArt® premium decorative flags, Yard DeSigns® magnetic ornamental plaques, and MatMates™ interchangeable doormat and comfort mat systems. The company will launch a new division for artful home and garden products called Studio M™ in January 2013. Noted for its superior selection of artwork and high-quality products, the company frequently rates among the top-selling suppliers in numerous gift industry categories.