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SUMMER CLASSES FOR KIDS! Week of July 6, 2015

Posted on 12 June 2015 (0)

ronnie1 henryOur annual summer class schedule for preschool through teens is up! Summer art class week for 2015 is July 6-9 with classes in clay sculpting, acrylic painting, jewelry making, drumming, and more. New classes this year: Popsicle Art, Aboriginal Rock Art, For Girls Only, Splatter Your Pet, Rainbow Fish. Back by popular demand, Dinosaur Fossils!

Last day to register is Thursday, July 2. Class size is limited, so don’t wait.  Follow the “child/teen classes” link at the top of the page or  http://bottlebrusharts.com/?page_id=1423

June 26: House Concert with David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach (Roots & Blues Guitar)

Posted on 10 June 2015 (0)

clip_image004David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He has appeared at festivals from British Columbia to Australia, including Merlefest, Telluride Blues Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly, Bumbershoot, and Blues to Bop in Switzerland. David has taught at Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch. http://www.davidjacobs-strain.com/Strain/

Bob Beach is a former Pittsburgh Blues phenom often best known for his work with the late (and dearly missed) D.C. Fitzgerald.

Friday, 26th June 2015, 7pm $15 Admission BYOB

June 5: House Concert, Phil Lee (Nashville, California) – Acoustic

Posted on 04 June 2015 (0)

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Friday, 5th June 2015, 7:00pm
$15 Admission
RSVP Required: (724) 452-0539 or HITH@zoominternet.net

Phil was the first show at Harmony in the House, and we are pleased that he wants to come back.  Read what our friend Peter Cooper wrote about Phil – http://blogs.tennessean.com/tunein/2013/02/15/peter-cooper-on-music-fortune-eludes-phil-lee-but-fun-he-has/

Phil Lee on Phil Lee:
“I love Phil Lee. He’s this creature I’ve created who does what he likes and likes what he does.” Other folks like what he does, as well. Not millions of other folks. Perhaps, though, an acceptable amount. “I’m not as famous as I ought to be, but (wife) Maggie says I’m famous enough,” he says. “Maggie’s always right.” Phil Lee — his last name is actually Pearson, but that doesn’t sound right — travels the world with a couple of guitars and sings, mostly truthfully, “Phil Lee don’t have to work/ He gets paid for having fun.”
Phil makes albums, the latest of which is the brand-new “The Fall and Further Decline of the Mighty King of Love,” and those albums are readily ignored by mainstream radio programmers but happily consumed by the pockets of fans who make it possible for him to travel the world with a couple of guitars.
http://www.phillee1.com/

Special Guest Jess Hoglund: Jess Hoglund is a young and very talented singer/songwriter with an engaging voice and presence. This is Jess’s first official appearance at HITH and I hope you come out to support her.

June 9-30, Tuesdays: Paint Your Pet Class with Ron Jesiolowski

Posted on 04 May 2015 (0)

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Learn to Draw and Paint Your Furry Family Member!

Tuesdays, June 9-30: 10am-12pm  $80 + materials fee, $20

Contact the Gallery to register. 724.452.0539.

 

 

Give yourself the gift of creating fun portraits of your furry family members! This class in acrylics provides all the instruction needed to create a painting of your pet, cat or dog. You will get easy-to-follow, instructor demonstrations and plenty of individual attention. A variety of techniques will be explored including, form, light, wet and dry brush, and textures to help you get grounded in creating beautiful illustrations of your pet and equip you with the skill set and self-confidence in drawing and painting to continue on with a new hobby. Join us for a rewarding and enjoyable painting experience.

 

Advance registration and payment required. Call the Gallery to register! Limit 10 students per class (4 weekly classes per session). Adults 18+.

Missed classes can be made up with 1 weeks notice with personal one-on-one coaching by the instructor.

About Your Teacher, Ron Jesiolowski: Ron began his career studying painting and drawing at Art Institute of Pittsburgh and completed an MBA in International Design from Westminster College in London, England. He has enjoyed a successful career in corporate design with his art direction and design has gracing the packaging/branding of many popular global pet products including: Milkbone, 9 Lives, Kibbles and Bits, Meow Mix, Nutrish, Natures Recipe, Snausages, Jerky Treats and many others.

Ron’s fine art work has gained critical acclaim and has been featured in exhibitions throughout the Pittsburgh region including the Scaiffe Gallery, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and the Carnegie Museum.

He is currently serving as Professor of Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking at Waynesburg University.

Ron has a reputation of nurturing creativity and skill through personal coaching to one’s own skill level, strengths and personalities from the beginner to the professional. His philosophy is that there is no “Right Way” of drawing or painting and that each person expresses themselves in their own unique personal style.  The end result is an enjoyable, fun class and work that is personally rewarding.

“You have inspired me every day to push myself beyond my comfort zone and I am shocking myself everyday with the work I am producing.  It really is all thanks to you.  I don’t know if you realize how wonderful of a teacher you are but I am here to remind you that you have made me grow into the artist I am today and are to thank for the artist I will become.  Thank you for everything!” — Jenna

 

May 8: House Concert, Linda McRae (Canada), Acoustic Folk

Posted on 30 April 2015 (0)

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Linda McRae is a Canadian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who earned 2 Platinum and 3 Gold records during her tenure as bassist/accordionist with former Canadian Celtic/Roots group Spirit of the West. Linda left the band to resume her solo career and has since released three critically acclaimed recordings. www.lindamcrae.com

Special Guests: Dan & Casey Deely are well known Celtic & Folk singers in the Pittsburgh area. We welcome these good friends to come and open for Linda.

Friday, May 8, 2015  7pm  $15 Admission  BYOB

Limited Seating! RSVP required to 724.452.0539