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Dec 31: Silvester, German New Year’s Celebration in Harmony, 3-6pm

Posted on 04 December 2017 (0)

Founded by Germans 213 years ago, Harmony is gearing up to celebrate 2018’s arrival — on German time — with its annual Silvester on Sunday, Dec. 31. New Year’s Eve is called Silvester in Germany after the ancient feast day that commemorated the 4th century Pope Sylvester I, who died on the last day of 335.

 It’s an afternoon of fun and family activities sponsored the Harmony Borough and Harmony Museum, with local business support. Now in its 10th year, Silvester attracts thousands of celebrants to the National Historical Landmark on New Year’s Eve.  Starting with a race at 3pm, the festivities continue through the early evening with food, drink, music on the Square, a Christmas tree toss, a wreath toss for the kids. The town square will be jammed with people from throughout the tri-state area, cheering a ball drop and fireworks to greet the new year at 6 p.m. — midnight in Germany.

The Bottlebrush Gallery will be hosting Facepainting by Christina (facepainting for kids young and old!) and music by Jim and Debbie Tobin, Aliquippa.  This is always a very popular event, and our shop is filled with visitors. If you haven’t seen this event, you’re missing out.  Frohes neues Jahr!

 

 

Dec 1-3: Little Shops of Butler County Christmas Shopping Tour

Posted on 22 November 2017 (0)

We are proud to participate in the annual Little Shops of Butler County Christmas Shopping Tour, always the first weekend in December! Visit the Gallery and our partner shops Friday, Saturday or Sunday for deals, demonstrations and other goodies– plus get some Christmas shopping done too!

Nov 11-12: Harmony’s Weihnachtsmarkt (German Christmas Market)

Posted on 01 November 2017 (0)

The second weekend of every year, Historic Harmony celebrates its German roots and transforms into a German Christmas Market or Weihnachtsmarkt. Attendance is estimated at 5,000 with visitors from around the world coming to our town. All of our shops and restaurants are open and waiting for you! For more information: http://www.harmonymuseum.org/Christmas-Market.html

Oct 14-Oct 31: “After Dark: The Lost Stories” by Dan Senneway

Posted on 03 October 2017 (0)

Our Halloween art show this year is “After Dark: The Lost Stories” by Slippery Rock University alum and Pittsburgh native Dan Sennaway.  “After Dark” is part of Harmony’s annual “Sleepy Hollow Festival,” a fall festival held in conjunction with neighboring town Zelienople.  Please visit the Gallery and experience Dan’s digital illustrations and stories of abandoned buildings and places from his past. Fantastic!

 

 

Oct 6-20: Book-Not-Book International Collaboration Exhibit

Posted on 03 October 2017 (0)

We are proud to host two exhibits this October. The first is “Book-Not-Book,” an exhibition of unique and handmade books created by students in the Fiber Art Studios at Slippery Rock University and Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland. The collaboration between these studios has spanned 4 years, initiated by Barbara Westman, Associate Professor of Art at SRU. Every year, students from both schools work on the same assignment and, later, both collections of artworks are presented in an exhibition in Poland and in the US. It is a unique opportunity for the students involved and for the community to see how the same assignment can be interpreted by students from different countries and cultures. The exhibit will be on display from October 6-October 20. There is no admission charge.

Summer Art Classes for Kids – Weeks of July 24 and 31!

Posted on 14 July 2017 (0)

Our second session of summer art classes for children and youth are posted to our Child/Teen class page, just click on the link at the top of the page. We’re again offering this summer’s art week favorites, Cupcake Decorating and Machine Felting, along with new classes in Printmaking, Abstract Art, Handbuilt Pottery, and Alpaca Painting in acrylics.

COMING SOON:  Photography Basics by Teri Getsay.

To sign up for these classes, please call the Gallery at 724.452.0539. Class sizes are limited, so don’t wait and be disappointed. We hope you’re enjoying your summer!

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

Posted on 15 June 2017 (0)

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 19-22: Annual Summer Art Week for Kids at the Gallery

Posted on 01 June 2017 (0)

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Art week for 2017 starts June 19!  

Our summer classes for children and youth are taught by our practicing artists and experienced teachers.

This year, we are offering:  palette knife painting, watercolor pencil project drawing baby birds, mixed media project (collage, paint, found objects) using your pet as a subject and machine felting to make an alpaca wall hanging, beginning knitting, and collage to name a few.  Looking forward to a week of art with you.

NEWLY ADDED – Art Journaling for teens, Bug Highway Mixed Media for 5-8 year olds, and Cupcake-a-Palooza… Cupcake decorating class for kids by Tin Man Sweets! Ages 6-10 and 11-18.

Click on the “child/teen classes” at the top of this page!

To reserve a seat in our art classes:  Call us at the Gallery during business hours, 11am-4pm.  A Gallery representative will confirm/complete registration and process payment, which is required at the time of registration.  Parents also must complete a consent form for their child upon registration or at the class meeting time.

All materials included in registration fee unless  stated otherwise in the description.  Art is messy,  so “dress for fun”!

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!