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Feb 20: Poetry Slam Open Mic!

Posted on 22 January 2016 (0)

The Bottlebrush Gallery is proud to host a Poetry Slam Open Mic on February 20 from 1-3pm for Seneca Valley senior Micheala Petruso. Free admission, food and drink. All ages and poetry forms welcome! If you’re interested in reading your poetry for the event, please contact Micheala at m.petruso@yahoo.com to be added to the schedule. Bryan Fazio of the band Jim Donovan and the Sun King Warriors will drum for the slam, and Slippery Rock University’s Jared Negley will accompany the readings on his upright bass. Prizes awarded for best performance. Don’t miss it!


Jan 25-Feb 29: Writing Workshop, The Creative’s Way

Posted on 18 January 2016 (0)


Harmony Ink 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

Art in the Summer: Classes are open now!

Posted on 21 May 2014 (0)

It’s that time again! Our art classes are open for children (including preschool!), youth and teens for weeks June 23-26 and June 30-July 3. Click on the children/teens classes tab at the top of this page. More classes will be added for July, including a water-themed group project to be displayed at Harmony’s 10 Year Flood Commemoration event in September.

This year’s classes include handbuilt pottery, jewelry, painting and drawing, photography, drumming, creative writing, stage and auditioning skills.

To reserve a seat in our art classes:  email us at  bottlebrushgallery @ yahoo.com.  A Gallery representative will contact you to confirm/complete registration and process payment, which is required at the time of registration.  Parents must complete a parental consent form for their child upon registration or at the class meeting time.

After paying the artists and for supplies, the remainder of the registration money goes towards our mini-grant program ART MATTERS, established to fund art classes for disadvantaged children and youth. We get many calls from local groups and organizations asking for classes to help their clients, so we decided to do something about it. Thank you for helping us to help them!