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Shop local, shop small this holiday season!

Posted on 01 December 2014 (0)

Sending big love to our customers and friends for your support this year.  Whether you came to a concert, purchased a gift, attended a young artist show, took a class, donated to a Butler County Humane Society fundraiser, or showed up to help out at any of our events this year, we are thankful for you!

For the holidays,  please consider buying from your local small businesses.  As chairperson of the Shopping Group for Butler County Tourism, I’m more than aware of the large number of independently-owned businesses in the county who would love to have you consider them when making a purchase. Your money goes to the local economy, which in turn helps us all.

Wishing you joy this holiday season!

MJ & Dennis McCurdy, Owners

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Dec 5: Holiday Concert and Party

Posted on 01 December 2014 (0)

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Our annual Christmas concert is this Friday, December 5! $15 admission to party with us and listen to a concert by house favorite The Early Mays. Be there! 6pm happy hour with fancy dancy hors d’oeuvres (or maybe not so fancy dancy) and samples of North Country Brewing beer; 7pm showtime. RSVP is required to the Gallery 724.452.0539 or bottlebrusharts @ yahoo.com.  Fun times ahead… don’t miss our kickoff to the holiday season!

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