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June 23-July 7: “American Flags Done in Denim” Opening Night/Show by Brenda Gruber

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Please join us for a timely holiday opening night/show on Friday, June 23, from 6-8pm.  “American Flags Done in Denim” by Brenda Gruber, 2015 graduate of Slippery Rock University  The show will feature flags made from upcycled denim using dye, bleach, paint and upcycled denim including jeans. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP not required.

We’re also collecting food donations for the Southwest Butler Food Cupboard that night. Stop by the Gallery between 5-8pm and drop off your non-perishable food or monetary donations. A percentage of any purchase made that evening will go to the Food Cupboard to help our neighbors. Thank you for thinking of others.

Ms. Gruber’s show will be on display from June 23 until July 7.

 

 

June 17: “Living the Dream” Opening Night/Show by Teri Getsay

Posted on 03 June 2017 (0)

Please join us for western Pennsylvania photographer Teri Getsay’s Opening Night and Show, “Living the Dream” from 4pm-8pm, Saturday, June 17. Teri’s show is on the same evening as Harmony’s Annual Wine Walk, so there will be plenty happening in town! Live music by Ronni Weiss (Harmony). Refreshments will be provided.

 

 

 

 

Artist Statement:
My passion for photography started 30 years ago and my focus is capturing the beauty of Western PA, focusing primarily on Butler County. I pride myself on performing very limited editing and let the beauty of the outdoors and my clients shine. Moraine State Park, McConnell’s Mill State Park and Preston Park are my preferred locations.

I am a professional photographer offering beautiful setting choices for a fun and relaxing photo session for your special event. www.facebook.com/terigetsayphotography/

June 10: “Tobins in Harmony” Opening Day/Show by Jim & Debbie Tobin

Posted on 31 May 2017 (0)

As part of Harmony’s Annual SpringFest, the Bottlebrush Gallery is proud to host “Tobins in Harmony,” a joint art show June 10 by James and Debra Zuzindlak Tobin of Ambridge, PA.

Jim and Debbie are both artists and musicians. They own Tobin Studios in Ambridge, a venue for teaching art and music open to all experience levels. Both are practicing artists and show their work frequently, most frequently at the West Hills Art League Exhibit & Sale, and their show at Harmony’s Bottlebrush Gallery today.

The Tobins are well-known performers, appearing frequently throughout the western PA area. They also host an open mic at the Bottlebrush Gallery on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Jim and Debbie will be playing at the Harmony Inn for SpringFest on June 10 as well– stop by and have a listen!

May 19: Malcolm Holcombe (North Carolina) House Concert

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Malcolm Holcombe has a knack for exploring the depths of the working class life, good and bad. He is a storyteller, and his songs have history. “Papermill Man” in particular captures the gritty banalities of mill work in a vivid, descriptive way: “Smoke blowing up in the air/One room shack/One room school…Sawmill sawdust stuck in your lungs/And your head can’t hear the thunder,” he sings, transporting us to this one-horse town that sucks its people in. Holcombe has always been a classic troubadour, a little rough around the edges, no frills and as authentic as it gets.

Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts
539 Main Street “On the Square”
Harmony, PA 16037
$15 Admission
Limited Seating – RSVP Required
Call (724) 452-0539 or email hith@zoominternet.net
WWW.BottlebrushArts.com

Apr 22: Record Store Day 2017

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Artist Profile: Laura Stuart

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Mixed media artist Laura Stuart has been with the Bottlebrush Gallery since 2009.  She is a mixed media artist originally from Volant, PA, currently living in Pittsburgh where she works as a Team Leader for Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh.

Laura studied Visual Communications at both The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Westminster College where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts Communications. Later, she attended Carlow University for an Art Education certification. Laura has taught art for a number of years within the school setting and within a variety of therapeutic environments.

Laura’s mother Sophia Bovard, introduced her to sewing, drawing and painting at an early age. Both her grandmothers were very influential as well. “One taught me how to make beads, jewelry and rugs out of recycled bits and pieces, the other taught me an appreciation for spiritual art with an emphasis on Greek Orthodox and Byzantine iconography.” With those early influences, travel, education and an exploratory nature, Laura’s first love became the use of color and spacial relationships of color mixed with pattern. She describes her work as “imperfectly divine with a touch of whimsy.”

April 7: Tom Mason (Nashville) and special guest Clint Hoover

Posted on 01 April 2017 (0)

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House Concert!  Tom Mason (Nashville) with special guest Clint Hoover

Pirate, Songwriter, Guitarist and Storyteller from Nashville…

Tom Mason is an amazing musician, song-writer, and actor. Growing up in the Twin Cities, Mason found an early love for music and theater. Watching his brothers and grandfather play guitar lit the flame early for Mason. He received a banjo at age seven, but by age eleven he was playing guitar in open tunings with a wine bottle neck. Tom practiced everyday and decided early in life that he wanted to be a performer. At this time the acting bug bit him, and he started taking acting classes. Tom has continued to act in plays throughout the country. Vaudeville and old Marx Brothers movies made a huge impression, and he has continued to play the crafts and antics of these performers in his own shows and music.

Friday, April 17, 7pm  $15 admission  RSVP in Advance – Open Seating.  BYOB. Bring snacks to share if you wish.  Call 724.452.0539

 

Dec 8: Drum for Joy!

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drumming-picJoin us on Thursday, December 8 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm for our monthly women’s drum circle at the Bottlebrush Gallery. It will be an evening of drumming for JOY! Cost is $25 in advance, and $30 at the door. To make your reservation and get in on the lower price, please call  (724) 452-0539. Please reserve in advance so we know how many drums we will need.

Nov 12 & 13: Harmony’s Annual German Christmas Market

Posted on 10 November 2016 (0)

Come to Harmony Saturday or Sunday, Nov 12 & 13, for the town’s annual Weihnachtsmarkt, German Christmas Market. Vendors, live music and dancing, plenty of food, wagon rides, traditional gluhwein, locally made Christmas-themed artwork, and much more. The Gallery’s vintage Christmas shop will be open with hundreds of Christmas treasures. Santa & Mrs. Claus will be at the Bottlebrush both days from 1-3pm. All kids welcome, big and small!

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Oct 30: National Arts & Humanities Month Show

Posted on 13 October 2016 (0)

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Please join us for this special exhibition featuring student artwork, a collaboration between the Stone House Center for Public Humanities and the Slippery Rock University Art Society in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month.

National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) is a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America. Each year since 1993, NAHM has helped give millions of Americans the opportunity to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives and has encouraged them to begin a lifelong habit of active participation.

The SRUAS is a professional development group for emerging artists attending Slippery Rock University. We focus on giving our artists information and opportunities to grow and develop as young artists. This exhibition collectively showcases the different talents our artists possess, across a multi-medium spectrum.

Refreshments will be served.  No admission fee. We hope to see you!