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Professional Framing and Artwork Preservation

Professional Framing and Artwork Preservation

Framing & Preservation

 

Our staff will guide you through the framing process, helping you choose the materials that best enhance your artwork and protect your piece. We work with you to create a finished product that suits your needs and budget.

Call us to find out more! (814) 536-5399

 


BOTTLE WORKS Serves Folk Artists

We are one of six statewide Folk Arts Infrastructure Centers for Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

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Pysanky Egg Decorating

The goals of the Folk and Traditional Arts Infrastructure are to document, investigate, present and sustain the folk and traditional art of Pennsylvanians today. This Infrastructure is a system of six independent organizations, covering 32 counties, that form a mutually supportive network. Bottle Works, along with these other organizations promote the creation and documentation of folk art of the highest artistic excellence; engage the public in understanding the quality, breadth and diversity of folk and traditional arts across the state; conduct critical discovery fieldwork in under-represented communities; and provide technical assistance for folk and traditional artists through workshops and gatherings.
The Consultant carrying out this work at Bottle Works is Marcene Glover. She is eager to talk with you about cultural arts traditions you carry on, or assist you in applying for the Apprenticeship program, or other technical and artistic needs.

Folk and Traditional Arts are defined as those artistic traditions characteristic of specific ethnic, religious, linguistic, occupational, or regional groups. These arts are shaped and shared within families, neighborhoods, and communities. They are passed down from one generation to another and learned through on-going participation in community-based activities, and through observation, practice or apprenticeships with elders and masters rather than through classes, books or other means of institutional instruction.

APPRENTICESHIPS

Apprenticeships in Folk and Traditional Arts are grants from the PCA which support the learning of traditional arts within cultural communities across the state. These grants are administered by FolkArtPA at Jump Street in Harrisburg, PA. Each grant award provides funding to a partnership between a master traditional artist and a qualified apprentice, enabling them to work together to share and develop advanced techniques or repertoire.  Apprenticeships in Traditional Arts grants are offered annually in BOTH performing or craft traditions. Artists who receive the award are also profiled on the statewide Folk Art Infrastructure website.  http://www.folkartpa.org/

Application:  http://www.arts.pa.gov/WHAT%20WE%20DO/FUNDING/apply-for-a-grant/Folk-Art-Apprenticeships/Documents/PCA%202015guideFA_Fill3-29_15Final.pdf

 

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Plan to attend the 3rd Avenue Arts Fest, the first summer festival in Cambria City to highlight the artistic talent of our region! It's family friendly and FREE! Announcing Johnstown's First Italian Street Painting Exhibit featuring Holly Foy, artist and 17-year coordinator of the State College Street Painting Festival. Read more about Holly's personal passion for street painting: www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/street-painting-a-shared-experience-at-arts-festival,1468463/ Holly will be joined by for local artists creating their own street masterpieces including @[1077137244:2048:Chris Tower], Harry Price, and Jaime Helbig. Watch art come to life! Kid's can create their own street piece for everyone to see! With a $5 donation, children get a watercolor kit to show off thier talents. About the Art of Street Painting: It is believed that street painters, known as Madonnari, date back to 13th century Italy. Some say Giotto, born just north of Florence, was a Madonnaro. A Madonnaro referred to a vendor who sold religious artifacts, while in the south it is believed that the Madonnaro was a street painter, using stones and simple chalks to create his images. After World War II, Italy discouraged the Madonnari and tried to eliminate the art form which was considered an image of poverty. However, in 1973 the first street painting event, Incontro Nazionale dei Madonnari, premiered in the Italian village of Grazie di Curtatone to provide a legitimate and legal venue for the handful of traditional Madonnari still painting the streets and sidewalks of Italy. Today, the tradition lives on at festivals and events around the world, and now...in Cambria City, Johnstown! The 3rd Avenue Arts Fest will also feature the 50 Years of Living Artzy Exhibit by Dan Eash. Dan will have a booth inside the Artworks Building (the larger building), where he will sell pottery and repurposed mirrors. Dan will also demonstrate wheel thrown pottery. The Fifty Years of Living Artzy Exhibit, 181 works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and pottery runs thru July 8. At the Arts Fest, Dan will be giving tours of the exhibit at 2 pm and 6 pm each day. Participate in Our Wish Lantern Launch! Make a wish and watch it soar! With a minimum $5 donation in advance ($10 day of event), yclaim a Wish Lantern & include your wish or personal message. Your lantern will be included in our Lantern Launch at approximately 9 PM on Saturday, July 1. You need not be present July 1 participate in the lantern launch. Our volunteers will launch your Lantern. Donate Now to Claim your Lantern! bottleworks.org/product/wish-lantern-launch/ Come for the ART stay for the MUSIC! - Saturday - • @[23111323:2048:Jason Gamble] of @[287179814690593:274:Wolves in Sheep's Clothing] • @[1550242875207001:274:Matt's Blues] • @[1175255792570668:274:Starship Mantis] - Sunday - • @[1089319204:2048:Dave DiStefano] • @[27268585998:274:Herb & Hanson] • The Clock Reads Of course, there will be delicious FESTIVAL FOODS! Our mouths are watering just thinking about: Cob's Concessions - Kettle Corn and Old Fashion Soda Pappy D's Barbeque - Famous smoked pulled pork and beef brisket The Phoenix - hamburgers, chicken wings, and famous chicken balls Layton Concessions -Pierogis, funnel cakes, deep-fried pop tarts RK Hotdogs - authentic hotdog cart vendor And it wouldn't be a Cambria City festival without beer and wine provided by our own B & L Wine Cellars. We are grateful to our sponsors: Spangler Subaru WJAC-TV Von's United Beverage Somerset Trust

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3rd Avenue Arts Fest • July 1 & 2, 2017

July 1, 2017, 12:00pm

3rd Ave, Johnstown, PA 15906, United States

Plan to attend the 3rd Avenue Arts Fest, the first summer festival in Cambria City to highlight the artistic talent of our region! It's family friendly and FREE! Announcing Johnstown's First Italian Street Painting Exhibit featuring Holly Foy, artist and 17-year coordinator of the State College Street Painting Festival. Read more about Holly's personal passion for street painting: www.statecollege.com/news/local-news/street-painting-a-shared-experience-at-arts-festival,1468463/ Holly will be joined by for local artists creating their own street masterpieces including Chris Tower, Harry Price, and Jaime Helbig. Watch art come to life! Kid's can create their own street piece for everyone to see! With a $5 donation, children get a watercolor kit to show off thier talents. About the Art of Street Painting: It is believed that street painters, known as Madonnari, date back to 13th century Italy. Some say Giotto, born just north of Florence, was a Madonnaro. A Madonnaro referred to a vendor who sold religious artifacts, while in the south it is believed that the Madonnaro was a street painter, using stones and simple chalks to create his images. After World War II, Italy discouraged the Madonnari and tried to eliminate the art form which was considered an image of poverty. However, in 1973 the first street painting event, Incontro Nazionale dei Madonnari, premiered in the Italian village of Grazie di Curtatone to provide a legitimate and legal venue for the handful of traditional Madonnari still painting the streets and sidewalks of Italy. Today, the tradition lives on at festivals and events around the world, and now...in Cambria City, Johnstown! The 3rd Avenue Arts Fest will also feature the 50 Years of Living Artzy Exhibit by Dan Eash. Dan will have a booth inside the Artworks Building (the larger building), where he will sell pottery and repurposed mirrors. Dan will also demonstrate wheel thrown pottery. The Fifty Years of Living Artzy Exhibit, 181 works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures and pottery runs thru July 8. At the Arts Fest, Dan will be giving tours of the exhibit at 2 pm and 6 pm each day. Participate in Our Wish Lantern Launch! Make a wish and watch it soar! With a minimum $5 donation in advance ($10 day of event), yclaim a Wish Lantern & include your wish or personal message. Your lantern will be included in our Lantern Launch at approximately 9 PM on Saturday, July 1. You need not be present July 1 participate in the lantern launch. Our volunteers will launch your Lantern. Donate Now to Claim your Lantern! bottleworks.org/product/wish-lantern-launch/ Come for the ART stay for the MUSIC! - Saturday - • Jason Gamble of Wolves in Sheep's Clothing • Matt's Blues • Starship Mantis - Sunday - • Dave DiStefano • Herb & Hanson • The Clock Reads Of course, there will be delicious FESTIVAL FOODS! Our mouths are watering just thinking about: Cob's Concessions - Kettle Corn and Old Fashion Soda Pappy D's Barbeque - Famous smoked pulled pork and beef brisket The Phoenix - hamburgers, chicken wings, and famous chicken balls Layton Concessions -Pierogis, funnel cakes, deep-fried pop tarts RK Hotdogs - authentic hotdog cart vendor And it wouldn't be a Cambria City festival without beer and wine provided by our own B & L Wine Cellars. We are grateful to our sponsors: Spangler Subaru WJAC-TV Von's United Beverage Somerset Trust

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