Please note the Gallery’s Women’s Creative Circle will not meet this month. The next meeting is Thursday, February 26, 7pm.
It’s time for some love! Come out for a family-friendly Valentine’s Party and help our abandoned, homeless animals at the same time.
Friday, February 13, 2015, 6:00-9:00pm. “Have A Heart for Animals”. Our 4th Annual fundraiser to benefit the Butler Count Humane Society!
No charge for admission… we only ask that you bring food, toys or supplies donations for the animals. The Humane Society’s donation “wish list” can be seen here: http://butlercountyhs.org/wish_list.html One easy item to bring that is incredibly useful: Fold Top Sandwich Bags! Those plain little sandwich bags, not the Ziploc types. The shelter really needs these!
Tax-deductible cash donations also gratefully accepted. Last year we raised $1500 in 3 hours along with two truckloads of supplies… thank you for your generosity.
Events and Activities:
Live Music by James and Debbie Tobin ~ Art Show by Debbie Tobin ~ Doggy Kissing Booth with Pickles the Boston Terrier ~ Draven, a Love on the Leash Therapy Cat ~ NEW!! Forever In My Heart Memory Wall ~ Scavenger Hunt with Prizes ~ Silent and Chinese Auctions ~ Two Fraus Bakery ~ C&G Pet Delights Dog and Cat Treats ~ Face Painting by Christina ~ Food and Beverages ~ Meet Humane Society Staff and Adoptable Pets!
Featured Artist Debra Zuzindlak Tobin
If you or your business would like to be a sponsor for this well-attended and worthwhile cause, please contact us. Donations of all sizes accepted.
Thanks to our generous Sponsors!!
Mimi Antonetti, Artist; Bear Run Campground; Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts; C&G Pet Delights; Companions in Motion w/Dr. Chelsey, Chiropractor; Country Corner Bake Shoppe (New Castle); Darn Yarn Needles & Thread; The Enchanted Olive; The Exchange at Harmony; Eye Kandy; Harmony In The House Concerts; The Harmony Inn-North Country Brewing; The Holistic Houndry and Lucas Shadowpants; Debby LeDonne, Artist; The Log Cabin Inn; Mathew Jewelers; Kriss Mowery; Pittsburgh Premier Lasar Spa; Porter House Brew Shop; Sci(fi)bers Group from Darn Yarn Needles & Thread; Kathy and Don Seaton; ShuBrew; Spring Street Cafe; Stohr Haus Bakery; The Strand; Three Rivers Crochet; Neal Jackson at WesBanco; Cathy Witter; Wunderbar.
At age 17, Angela Bianco drew portraits of several of Hollywood’s brightest stars, then mailed those portraits to them for autographs. Notables from the 1930’s including Jimmy Stewart, Bing Crosby, Carole Lombard, Tyrone Power, Shirley Temple, Irene Dunne, Mickey Rooney, James Cagney and Bette Davis returned the portraits to Angela with their autographs and appreciation. Bing Crosby even included a thank-you letter. Those portraits and photos survived the years and are currently on exhibit at the Bottlebrush Gallery through Sunday January 25, 2015. Angie is still drawing portraits at age 93! We are proud to host this exhibit and invite you to view it this week during our special exhibit hours. Thanks to Angie and her family for making these drawings available to us.
Make time in 2015 to enjoy a good read and embrace the emotional power a group can give to enhance your experience. Join us in the inviting atmosphere of an art gallery with group coordinator Sandy Ferrainola.
The Bottlebrush is hosting a reading group the second Thursday of every month at 7pm. The “Bottlebrush Bibliophiles” is open to adults… male or female, married, single… all are welcome! No children, please. Guidelines for discussion and monthly schedule will be distributed at each gathering. If you would like to bring a snack to share with the group, feel free. Bring a friend, too!
You can read the book at your leisure in any format– eReader, hardcover or paperback, audio CD, or on your iPad.
Our first read for February 12 is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Come to the first meeting even if you haven’t finished– this will be our organizational meeting, a nice meet and greet session.
Questions? Contact us via Facebook or call the Gallery 724.452.0539
Other books we will be reading:
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Sabbath’s Theatre by Philip Roth
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury