Harmony’s annual fall festival is Saturday, October 10. Music, games and activities for kids young and old, vendors and artist demos, costume contests, parades, a grandfather-granddaughter art show by Pete Zogran and Sarah Huth, a craft brew release by the Harmony Inn… and much more. Click on the photo to see the entire schedule for Harmony. Most activities free! Park your car and take the free shuttle sponsored by our kind friends at Passavant to travel easily between the towns of Harmony and Zelienople to enjoy two fall festivals in progress the same weekend!
Please join us for a grandfather-granddaughter show featuring the paintings of Pete Zogran and Sarah Huth with opening day October 10, 11am-7pm. Pete’s paintings were inspiration for his granddaughter, Sarah, who has painted her own visions; both will be on display. The show will be available to view until Sunday, October 25. If you can’t visit the Gallery for this phenomenal show’s opening day, please stop in sometime over the next two weeks. “People & Places” is part of the day-long fall festival in Harmony, Sleepy Hollow, on Saturday, October 10. RSVP not required; no admission charge.
Join our Women’s Drum Circle, surrounded by the warmth and beauty of an art gallery located in a 210 year old, original Harmonist building.
Beginning October 21, the Bottlebrush Gallery is hosting a women’s drumming circle. It will meet the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm, and led by drum circle facilitators Patricia Bauer and Annie Mathie.
What is a Drum Circle?
It’s a creative, pleasurable way to tap into the healing nature of rhythm, centered around drums and other percussion instruments. Drumming and rhythm can be used to induce deep states of relaxation and meditation. It encourages us to be in the moment and out of our distracted thoughts, all while fostering a sense of creativity, playfulness and community.
No previous drumming experience is necessary. You will be encouraged to use your listening and playing skills to make musical connections and express yourself in a way that feels comfortable for you.
Class Fee: Each session is $35. Bring a drum if you have one, or drums and percussion instruments will be provided. To Sign Up: RSVP in advance by calling 724.452.0539. Payment is required in advance, so please have your credit card ready or make suitable arrangements with the Gallery.
About your Drumming Facilitators:
PATRICIA BAUER is a Music Educator and a Drum Circle Facilitator. She holds a bachelor’s from West Virginia University and a Masters from Duquesne University. She began her career in Wood County, West Virginia teaching Chorus and General Music. She moved to North Allegheny School District in 1984 where she has had experience teaching Band, Orchestra, Chorus and General Music with an emphasis on World Music Drumming. A pilot teacher for the World Music Drumming Curriculum in 1996, Ms. Bauer has since been sharing the joy and self discovery that world drumming can provide with children and adults alike.
ANNIE MATHE is a Certified Holistic Reflexologist, Healing Touch Practitioner, and Drum Circle Facilitator who uses a gentle, loving approach to inspire others to lead a healthy, empowered, extraordinary life. Whether it is through, drumming, chanting, meditation, song, or reflexology, she realizes the importance of providing a safe place in which others can rediscover the awareness of the natural forces within to heal, and find a way to rekindle the spiritual fires of one’s true inner nature. She received her Drum Circle Leadership training from Jim Donovan M.Ed., an award winning musician, educator, and teacher. Annie wishes to encourage everyone she meets to join her on the sacred path to a place of synchrony of body, mind, and spirit.
We are pleased to announce: Harmony in Art, an exhibit featuring 11 of the Gallery’s artists, on display from Saturday, September 19 through Tuesday, October 6. The selected art followed the theme of images of Harmony or items made from materials found in the town of Harmony. The exhibit includes watercolors by Mary Koepke including her Co-Creator Series of Christmas Market vendors’ portraits; oils and watercolors by Bill Perry; watercolors by Joan Scheuring; photography by Sandy Ferrainola, Dan Senneway and Dean Ziegler; paintings on roof slates from the old Sapienza Building by MJ McCurdy; woven scarves and a hat from Harmony sheep’s wool by Lissa Napora; soap made by Bo Patterson from beer served at The Harmony Inn; ceramic Virgin Sophia molds by Colleen Weaks; and a watercolor painting of The Harmony Inn by former Bottlebrush artist Sally Jones Rodgers, now deceased.
TOMMY WOMACK, a founder and sustaining member of Government Cheese, and Daddy, a published author, and successful singer-songwriter. His songs have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Todd Snider, & Jason Ringenberg (Jason and the Scorchers).
Wine Tasting Compliments of Baldarelli Winery!
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