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

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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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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

 

March 18: SOLD OUT! 6th Annual St. Patrick’s Dinner and Concert

Posted on 01 February 2017 (0)

ploughshare 2017 jpgOur annual St. Patrick’s celebration of food and music! Click on the image to view details. RSVP and advance payment REQUIRED to Gallery at 724.452.0539. Limited seating, so don’t wait to sign up.

This event is SOLD OUT. Thanks to all who RSVP’d. Good times ahead!

Dec 8: Drum for Joy!

Posted on 02 December 2016 (0)

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.

Dec 2: Holiday Show, The Early Mays

Posted on 29 November 2016 (0)

earlymaysThe Early Mays are comprised of Emily Pinkerton, Ellen Gozion and Rachel Eddy. This is the final show of the year and there is no better way to end the season with this wonderful trio of musicians. 

Friday, December 2, 7pm  $15, RSVP in advance to the Gallery. BYOB.

From a previous show by The Early Mays: “WOW… What an evening… To say that I am truly impressed with The Early Mays would be such an understatement … The musical talents of these women leaves me awestruck! They are each gifted with beautiful voices, but when they weave together in harmony, it becomes a tapestry whose beauty left me deeply touched…” Casey Deely of Common Threads. http://www.theearlymays.com/

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 8 – Harmony’s annual Sleepy Hollow Festival

Posted on 06 October 2016 (0)

sleepy-hollow-2016Sleepy Hollow Festival! Oct 8, 2016. Click here to check out our schedule of events. Hope to see you there!

Oct 8: “Sugar Skulls N Spice” Art Show by Laura Stuart

Posted on 21 September 2016 (0)

sugar skull pic 5 sugar skull pic 3As part of Harmony’s fall festival Sleepy Hollow, we are proud to present Pittsburgh artist Laura Stuart and her latest work entitled Sugar Skulls N Spice: A Colorful Exploration of the Human Cranium (With a Dash of Ominous Spice!)

Laura’s show will be on display from 11am til close on Saturday, October 8 with the show reception from 3pm-6pm,  live music and refreshments. . If you can’t be in Harmony that day, Laura’s show will be on display until October 23rd. Stop in and see her fabulous work during Gallery hours.

To encourage creativity and fun, a table will be set up with coloring sheets with crayons and markers for anyone to make their own sugar skull art.

Show Description:
When we think of skulls we often think of death and mortality. Within American culture, the artistic evolution of the skull has often represented scary concepts and rebellious ideas. The skull can be both fascinating and gruesome. However, in recent years, the sugar skull has gained in popularity within American culture as an attractive symbol that in some ways has counteracted the skull’s traditionally ghoulish nature.

About Laura Stuart:
Laura Stuart is a mixed media artist originally from Volant, PA. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, where she works as a Team Leader for Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services. 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. She later went to Carlow University for an Art Education certification. Laura has taught art for a number of years within the school setting and within a variety therapeutic environments.