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Oct 24: House Concert with Blues and Folk legend Roy Book Binder

Posted on 13 October 2014 (0)

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“The Book” is still out on the road entertaining audiences around the world, where he is well-known as a singing, songwriting, storytelling, fingerpickin’ Blues legend! “The stories are as good as the songs”, The Sydney Morning Herald in Australia.

Roy Book Binder traveled with The Rev. Gary Davis in the 60′s, re-discovered Pink Anderson and revived his career in the 70′s. In 1976, he left Greenwich Village, moved into a tour bus and lived on the road for the next 15 years. He borrowed from his heroes to become a distinct voice in the Blues and Folk music world. www.roybookbinder.com

Special Guest and Opening Act: Jim Perrett

$20 Admission ~ Limited Seating – RSVP to Gallery ~ Call 724.452.0539 or email hith @ zoominternet .net

Oct 17: Slippery Rock University Student Art Show!

Posted on 12 October 2014 (0)

Join us Friday, October 17, from 7-9pm at the opening reception for  Slippery Rock University art students under the leadership of  Barbara Westman.  This show will feature prints only.  Free admission and refreshments will be served. No RSVP required. If you can’t join us Friday, please stop in the Gallery to view the show which will be on display until Thursday, October 30. We hope to see you!

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.