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June 11: Annual SpringFest in Harmony

Posted on 31 May 2016 (0)

Food, music, fiber festival, vendors, herb and garden exchange, art show and demonstrations… what more could you want?  June 11, all day in our town of Harmony. Park your car and take the free shuttle sponsored by The Harmony Inn!

Art & Craft, Shows & Demos:
“Fibers Unleashed” Art Show at Bottlebrush Gallery by Nancy Apple
Palette Knife Art Demos by Nadya Lapets & Vickie Schilling
Weaving Demos & Sheep Petting at Weaver’s Cabin
Stohr Haus Bakery, The Harmony Inn & Wunderbar (Center of Harmony)
Lunch at the 1805 Barn
Live Music:
GRAND OPENING:  “Last Dog Records” Vintage Vinyl Shop, 2nd floor, Bottlebrush Gallery

Look for our Musicians in Town All Day!
BeJae Fleming and Jackie Blount, Dennis Malley, Jim & Debbie Tobin, Sally Zehmisch
Music at the Harmony Inn from 1-4pm
Drum Circle led by Pat Bauer, Bryan Fazio, Annie Mathe; Mindful Dance Demo by Paula Soto

Vendors at The Center of Harmony
FleaTique on the Square. Plant Sale/Exchange & Vendors at the 1805 Barn
FiberFest at Stewart Hall ~Vendor Market at the Center of Harmony
Visit all of our shops in town for Spring Specials and Sales


May 20: House Concert & Booksigning with Steve Katz, founder of Blood, Sweat & Tears

Posted on 06 May 2016 (0)

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Steve Katz
Original Member, Blues Project and Blood, Sweat, & Tears
Friday, May 20th, 2016
6:00 Reception/Book Signing 7:00pm $20 BYOB

This concert is in part a fundraiser for the Zelienople Public Library.

Steve has shared a very honest, sometimes uncomfortable, expression of his years in the Rock Industry as a member of one of the most successful groups (BS&T) one of the most intense and ground breaking (Blues Project) and producer of Lou Reed’s 2 most successful albums.

About Steve Katz
What can you expect from a musician who started his career studying guitar with Dave Van Ronk and the Reverend Gary Davis? Quite a bit! Steve Katz’s diverse career includes playing with The Even Dozen Jug Band, the Danny Kalb Quartet, The Blues Project, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and American Flyer, with Craig Fuller of Pure Prairie League and Doug Yule from The Velvet Underground. He has produced albums for Lou Reed. Steve Katz will give you a show you will not soon forget.

Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts
539 Main Street “On the Square”
Harmony, PA 16037 724.452.0539
Limited Seating in Small Venue ~ RSVP Required
Zelienople Library Reception and Book Signing at 6 PM

Mar 18 and 19: St. Patrick’s Dinner and Show w/ The Ploughshare Poets!

Posted on 22 February 2016 (0)

***UPDATE:  Dinner sold out for  Saturday. Dinner and Show tickets still available for Friday, but limited!

Special Event – 5th Annual Dinner and Celtic Music Show. Join us for dinner with the band before our big St. Patrick’s show!

Where: Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts
When: Friday & Saturday, March 18 & 19, 2016.  Buffet 5:00pm-6:30pm; show 7:00pm-10:00pm. Your choice of evening!

Cost: $45 per person includes full dinner and evening show.  Show only, $20. Advance reservations and payment required.  BYOB.

About The Ploughshare Poets:
Ryan Stauffer and Vade King are The Ploughshare Poets, a popular duo at the Bottlebrush known for their boisterous Celtic music, strong harmonies, clever banter, and impromptu parades through the streets of Harmony. Far from being a kitschy pub band, they are masters of the history and cultural importance of Scottish and Irish music. Expert musicians, the Poets play bagpipes, guitar, whistles, drums, and bouzouki. Ryan has played bagpipes for 20 years and makes his own small pipes. Vade played extensively in England and Scotland and was the lead singer of “Colin’s Way” for 10 years.

Open Seating at Show.

Weather-permitting, each show ends with a big pipes and drum march from the Square to The Harmony Inn.

Menu: Appetizer Irish Rarebit Mussels ~ House Salad Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Cheese, Cucumbers, and Onion ~ Entree Beef Brisket w/Mushroom Gravy ~Herbed Potatoes ~ Carrots & Turnips ~ Festive Dessert ~ Coffee & Tea ~ Irish Soda Bread/Buns.

These shows sell out every year. Don’t wait to make your reservations! Saturday is a particularly popular night.

Friday, March 18th & Saturday March 19th, 2016
Buffet Dinner 5:00pm-6:30pm / Show 7:00pm.
Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts
539 Main Street “On the Square”
Harmony, PA 16037
$45 Admission for Dinner & Show; $20 for Show Only. Contact the Gallery to make your reservations.
Limited Seating ~ Advance RSVP. Payment required at registration.

Feb 20: Open Mic, Seneca Valley High School Senior Micheala Petruso

Posted on 20 February 2016 (0)

The Bottlebrush Gallery hosted a Poetry Slam Open Mic on February 20 from 1-3pm for Seneca Valley senior Micheala Petruso. Thanks to musicians Bryan Fazio of the band Jim Donovan and the Sun King Warriors, and Slippery Rock University’s Jared Negley for accompanying the readings. Prizes were awarded for best performance. Congratulations to Micheala!

5th Annual Donations Drive for the Butler County Humane Society

Posted on 01 February 2016 (0)

The Bottlebrush Gallery is proud to host our 5th annual Have a Heart fundraiser for the Butler County Humane Society. Please bring your donations to the Gallery on Saturday, February 13, from 1-4pm.

Gift Basket Drawing!
All donors’ names will be entered in a drawing for a gift basket. We’re hosting an informal reception from 1pm-4pm with snacks, drinks and live music by musicians Jim and Debbie Tobin.

If you can’t be at our event on February 13, you can drop off your generous donations at our Gallery in Harmony at any time.  To see the Humane Society’s wish list, visit this page:

Thank you for helping the homeless animals at the Butler County Humane Society.

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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 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)


Jan 21: Songwriters in Harmony, 7pm

Posted on 18 January 2016 (0)

Our on-going Songwriters in Harmony workshop meets for the first time for 2016 on Thursday, Jan 21. We will celebrate the 207th birthday (Jan 19) of the bard of Baltimore, Edgar Allan Poe, by writing and sharing songs based on the meter and rhyme scheme of “The Raven”.  Free workshop, all instruments and genres welcome. Meet other local songwriters and enjoy an evening of music.  songwriters

Jan 20: Drumming in Harmony, 7-9pm

Posted on 18 January 2016 (0)

Harmony’s women’s drumming circle meets Wednesday, January 20, 7pm. Do something good for yourselves! If you don’t treat yourself well, you can’t be good for others.

The cost is $35 in advance. No experience necessary, and there will be extra drums if you don’t have one. Please register in advance by calling Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts, at 724-452-0539.

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Jan 8: Opening Night/Reception. “State of Deference” by Scot Calvert

Posted on 03 January 2016 (0)


“State of Deference: A Pictorial Representation Past and Present in Two Separate Acts” by Artist Scot Calvert

Please join us for an edgy, thought-provoking show by Slippery Rock artist Scot Calvert. “State of Deference” is a visual conversation on the history and current state of the oil industry in western Pennsylvania. This show will be on display from January 8 through 22.

Refreshments will be served. No admission fee or RSVP required. Some of Scot’s work will be available for purchase. We hope to see you.

Many of you wil recognize Scot as one of the bartenders from The Harmony Inn!

Artist Bio:
A Western Pennsylvania native, Scot R. Calvert is a visual artist currently working in Slippery Rock, PA. He holds a BFA and BS from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. In addition to this, he has also studied at VSVU The Academy of Fine Art & Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, and Touchstone Center for Crafts.

Calvert’s practice spans a wide range of media primarily focusing on sculpture, but also works in video/installation and printmaking with foundations based in ceramics and metalsmithing. This new exhibition marks his first endeavor into mixed media painting. Past exhibitions include The Three Rivers Arts Festival, The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Art House Co-op (Brooklyn, NY), Small Objects (Seattle, WA), Leon de Oro (Lima, Peru), and Svoradova (Bratislava, Slovakia).