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

Posted on 18 May 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!

Class schedule is up… adding more, so please check back. Click on the “child/teen classes” at the top of the 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 mess” and “dress for fun”!

May 19: Malcolm Holcombe (North Carolina) House Concert

Posted on 11 May 2017 (0)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Malcolm Holcombe has a knack for exploring the depths of the working class life, good and bad. He is a storyteller, and his songs have history. “Papermill Man” in particular captures the gritty banalities of mill work in a vivid, descriptive way: “Smoke blowing up in the air/One room shack/One room school…Sawmill sawdust stuck in your lungs/And your head can’t hear the thunder,” he sings, transporting us to this one-horse town that sucks its people in. Holcombe has always been a classic troubadour, a little rough around the edges, no frills and as authentic as it gets.

Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts
539 Main Street “On the Square”
Harmony, PA 16037
$15 Admission
Limited Seating – RSVP Required
Call (724) 452-0539 or email hith@zoominternet.net
WWW.BottlebrushArts.com

Apr 22: Record Store Day 2017

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April 2017 Ad Natl Record Day

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.”

April 7: Tom Mason (Nashville) and special guest Clint Hoover

Posted on 01 April 2017 (0)

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House Concert!  Tom Mason (Nashville) with special guest Clint Hoover

Pirate, Songwriter, Guitarist and Storyteller from Nashville…

Tom Mason is an amazing musician, song-writer, and actor. Growing up in the Twin Cities, Mason found an early love for music and theater. Watching his brothers and grandfather play guitar lit the flame early for Mason. He received a banjo at age seven, but by age eleven he was playing guitar in open tunings with a wine bottle neck. Tom practiced everyday and decided early in life that he wanted to be a performer. At this time the acting bug bit him, and he started taking acting classes. Tom has continued to act in plays throughout the country. Vaudeville and old Marx Brothers movies made a huge impression, and he has continued to play the crafts and antics of these performers in his own shows and music.

Friday, April 17, 7pm  $15 admission  RSVP in Advance – Open Seating.  BYOB. Bring snacks to share if you wish.  Call 724.452.0539