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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.

July 15: Annual Zelienople Wine Walk 5:30-9pm

Posted on 14 July 2016 (0)

The Zelienople Library fundraiser “Wine Walk” is Friday, July 15, throughout the town of Harmony. The Bottlebrush is proud to host the Courtyard Winery for an evening tasting (5:30-9) along with a show by New Wilmington artist Ashley Priano and music on the square by West Virginia’s Mountain Stage Radio house band, The Carpenter Ants.

Tickets for the Wine Walk are sold out, but you’re still welcome to come to the art show and bring your lawn chair and cooler to enjoy the free music on the square. If the weather doesn’t cooperate, the band will be in the Gallery.  Plan to make a donation to the Ants (and/or the Library) anwine walk headerd enjoy an evening of music and art.

June 27: New Class for Kids, Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Championship!

Posted on 16 June 2016 (0)
penguinsmHere’s a fun class for kids to celebrate our Penguins 2016 Stanley Cup win.  They can personalize their mixed media project with the name of their favorite Penguins player.  This can be a Mommy and Me (or Daddy, Nanny, Grammy…) class or the kids can come by themselves. All materials provided. Let’s go Pens!
Monday, June 27, from 11am-12:15pm. $25 Instructor: MJ McCurdy
See our entire list of summer art classes for kids at the child/teen class link at the top of this page.

June 15: Community Drum Circle 7-9pm, #orlandostrong

Posted on 15 June 2016 (0)

announcement bb smEvery month, Bottlebrush: A Gallery for the Arts hosts a drum circle led by Annie Mathe and Pat Bauer. The purpose of a drum circle is many-fold, but mainly for people to come together and raise energy and conciousness… to find peace and enjoy a safe place, together. If you haven’t participated in a drum circle, you must. It’s an incredibly moving, peaceful experience.

In light of the horrific events in Orlando, we’ve decided to dedicate this month’s circle to the shooting victims and their families.

Please join us for a free, open community drum at our Gallery Wednesday evening, June 15, from 7-9pm. Drums and other percussion instruments will be provided.  This is a time for us to stand together and support each other. Please come and be a part of this circle of love.

RSVP appreciated, walk-ins welcome. Snacks and beverages served.

Summer Art Classes for Kids 2016! June 27-30

Posted on 12 June 2016 (0)

Our first week of summer classes for children and youth is ready! Click on “Child/Teen Classes” on the top menu bar. To register, call the Gallery any day but Monday from 11am-4pm. Full list of classes here: http://bottlebrusharts.com/?page_id=1423

Here are a few of the classes we’re offering… more to follow!

Classes scheduled for the week of June 27:

Paracord Bracelets ~ Songwriting for Teens ~ Caveman Art ~ Felting & Fibers ~ Make Your Own Fossils ~ Palette Knife Painting ~ Pet Portraits ~ Drumming ~ Animal Art ~ Chinese Lanterns ~ I AM: Affirmation Art

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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
Food:
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
Shopping:

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

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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
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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:  http://www.butlercountyhs.org/OurWishList.asp

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

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