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Event: Harmony Ink Writing Series Speaker, Valentine J. Brkich

Posted on 29 September 2014 (0)

brkichsmHarmony Ink Writing Class Special Guest:

Valentine J. Brkich, professional freelance writer, humorist and author advisor, presenting on the topic: “Find Your Success in Writing.”

A graduate of Westminster College, Brkich’s work experience includes Senior Writer at Robert Morris University, PR Writer at Heritage Valley Health System, and Editor of the Beaver Borough Newsletter. He was the recipient of the 2013 Rochester Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award.

 

Professional publications include:

  • Bridgewater: A Narrative History of a Pennsylvania River Town
  • Cageball, Poker and the Atomic Wedgie: And Other Tales of Catholic School Mischief
  • Get Yourself An Inflatable Baby Sitter And Other Survival Tips for First-Time Dads
  • Achieving Mediocrity: Surefire Strategies for a Lackluster Life

Blog: Small-Town Dad (www.valentinebrkich.com), chronicles his many misadventures as a writer and the father of two young children in small-town USA

Refreshments provided. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Limited seating! RSVP to 724.452.0539. More about Valentine J. Brkich here: www.valentinebrkich.com

Class: Time for Me: A Women’s Creative Circle

Posted on 29 September 2014 (0)

groupsmTime for Me: A Women’s Creative Circle

Meets regularly on the last Thursday of each month, 7-9pm unless otherwise noted.Facilitator: MJ McCurdy, Owner. Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts.  Your $25 fee includes all materials and a take-home piece of art.

Location:  Bottlebrush Gallery and Center for the Arts in Harmony, PA.

Description: As women, we all seem to make time for everyone else in our lives– but when is OUR time? Time For Me is a way to set aside time for ourselves, to meet new friends and express our inner creativity. At each class, we explore various creative forms, learning a different artistic technique each time, then using that technique to express our inner selves. You do not have to be artistically gifted to join us.

This is an on-going class that usually meets the last Thursday of the month. You can attend one class, two classes, or every class if you would like. Each class you attend is $25 and includes all materials needed for the evening. Bring beverages for yourself and snacks for others, if you would like to share.

Women from 13 to 100 are welcome! Private group classes available too– birthdays, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, or just a fun get-together for a Ladies Night Out.

Fall Class Dates: Sept 25, Oct 30, Nov 20, December-no classes.

Contact the Gallery at 724.452.0539 to register, with questions or to confirm dates.

Please register for classes in advance so we have enough supplies.  We hope to see you!

Harmony Ink Creative Writing Fall Meetings

Posted on 08 September 2014 (0)

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Our creative writing group “Harmony Ink” resumes meetings at the Gallery this fall, the second Thursday of each month from 7-8:30pm. Debbie Smith Wagner is our group facilitator, so you know it’s going to be fun!

October 9th Special Event: Speaker Valentine J. Brkich, professional freelance writer and author advisor, presenting on the topic: “Find Your Success in Writing.” A graduate of Westminster College, Brkich’s work experience includes Senior Writer at Robert Morris University, PR Writer at Heritage Valley Health System, and Editor of the Beaver Borough Newsletter. He was the recipient of the 2013 Rochester Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award. Refreshments will be provided. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Limited seating!  RSVP to 724.452.0539. More about Valentine J. Brkich here: www.valentinebrkich.com

About Harmony Ink:

Harmony Ink meets September-December and March-June on the second Thursday evening of each month from 7-8:30pm. The club is free but a donation is encouraged to fund guest speakers and support the group. Please bring a journal and pen. We will have opportunities to present our writings for an audience as the year progresses.

Facilitator: Debbie Smith Wagner has been teaching the arts for 30 years. She is a graduate from The University of Cincinnati and Cleveland State and also a Creativity and Wellness teacher and coach with a certification in Holistic Health from Integrated Nutrition in New York City. Debbie has lived and taught throughout the country; in PA, she taught at Beaver County Christian School’s art department.

Sept 19: Opening Night/Exhibit, “How We See It”

Posted on 04 September 2014 (0)

howweseeitcoverWhat’s better than a show with one artist? A show with three artists! Please join us for How We See It, a multi-artist show and opening night party on Friday, September 19, from 7:00-9:00pm. This vibrant show includes photography by Elissa Druschel (New Castle), acrylic painting by Ashley Priano (New Wilmington), and metal sculpture by Barry Simpson (Zelienople).

Live music by Jonny Priano. Refreshments will be served. No admission charge. RSVP requested to Gallery. We hope to see you!

 

Sept 12: House Concert – Dana Cooper (Nashville) with Special Guest Rick Malis

Posted on 18 August 2014 (0)

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“This veteran song poet is a self-contained road warrior–a man of many tunes and tunings, and a right hand few guitarists will ever know. Sharp eyes in the head on his shoulders, a droll sense of humor and the weathered heart of a person who’s spent a lot of his life on the road alone. His voice speaks to your center with its pure clarity, but then it breaks and soars like a bird that flies into a strong wind. His music is vital, and live you see him channel all his energy into the song. The songs are smart, but they come from his heart.” — Frank Goodman, PureMusic.com

Friday, September 12, 2014 7:00pm with special guest Rick Malis. $15 Admission. BYOB. Snacks available. RSVP to the Gallery, 724.452.0539. Open seating.