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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!

Artist Profile: Laura Stuart

Posted on 04 April 2017 (0)

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Mixed media artist Laura Stuart has been with the Bottlebrush Gallery since 2009.  She is a mixed media artist originally from Volant, PA, currently living in Pittsburgh where she works as a Team Leader for Blind & Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh.

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. Later, she attended Carlow University for an Art Education certification. Laura has taught art for a number of years within the school setting and within a variety of therapeutic environments.

Laura’s mother Sophia Bovard, introduced her to sewing, drawing and painting at an early age. Both her grandmothers were very influential as well. “One taught me how to make beads, jewelry and rugs out of recycled bits and pieces, the other taught me an appreciation for spiritual art with an emphasis on Greek Orthodox and Byzantine iconography.” With those early influences, travel, education and an exploratory nature, Laura’s first love became the use of color and spacial relationships of color mixed with pattern. She describes her work as “imperfectly divine with a touch of whimsy.”

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 30: National Arts & Humanities Month Show

Posted on 13 October 2016 (0)

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Please join us for this special exhibition featuring student artwork, a collaboration between the Stone House Center for Public Humanities and the Slippery Rock University Art Society in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month.

National Arts and Humanities Month (NAHM) is a coast-to-coast collective celebration of culture in America. Each year since 1993, NAHM has helped give millions of Americans the opportunity to explore new facets of the arts and humanities in their lives and has encouraged them to begin a lifelong habit of active participation.

The SRUAS is a professional development group for emerging artists attending Slippery Rock University. We focus on giving our artists information and opportunities to grow and develop as young artists. This exhibition collectively showcases the different talents our artists possess, across a multi-medium spectrum.

Refreshments will be served.  No admission fee. We hope to see you!

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.