The BOTTLE WORKS has several signature events and fundraisers throughout the year, but our longest and
Dr. Richard and Anna Antemann
Ask any two people who sing together; they will tell you the experience is exhilarating and transformative. For Dr. Richard and Anna Antemann, this is the epitome of the truth. They met singing: Anna, an elementary teacher in Florida, auditioning for the Messiah and the handsome tenor in his Air Force Chorale. There was courtship, then marriage, children and moving from West Coast back to New York, where Dr. Richard completed his medical training at Albany Medical, and they land in Johnstown where Dick became the Radiation Oncologist at both city hospitals.
Soon after coming to Johnstown, the Antemann family discovered a Summer Paradise in Western NY at the Chautauqua Institute. They began a yearly pilgrimage, engaged in social and artistic activities – joining, supporting, learning, mentoring, hosting, and enjoying.
While on a medical mission, Dick met with a sudden and untimely death. It was a shock for the community and for Anna, who still hears the voice of that dashing tenor she met those many years ago.
Anna continues the Antemann legacy of improving the lives of others – whether through the Arts, or service, all based on a genuine love and appreciation of humankind.
(singing is cheaper than therapy, healthier than drinking, and certainly more fun than working out. It is the one thing in life where feeling better is pretty much guaranteed. Even if you walked into rehearsal exhausted and depressed, by the end of the night you’ll walk out high as a kite on endorphins and
Christina Antemann is a star on the worldwide visual arts stage and she credits parents and teachers for the opportunities in Johnstown as well as art classes at the Chautauqua Institution. Her home, with parents and two brothers, abounded with music and an appreciation for the Arts. However her choice of the visual arts was an idea she pitched to her Dad, and the family encouraged her to make it her career.
After graduation from Westmont Hilltop, Chris earned a BFA in ceramics and painting at
An invitation to the Residency Program at the prestigious Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Mo had an extra bonus. There she met Jacob Hasslacher, another ceramic artist. They were married and moved near Joseph, Oregon. Jacob’s dream was to start a residency program which Chris helped him accomplish.
Chris began serious work with porcelain which reflected the classical and romantic styles of the 18th Century. When the CEO of MEISSEN saw her work online, he recognized a perfect fit and invited her to work at MEISSEN in Germany.
With the help of the expert artisans at the
Her next goal was to take the exhibition to Russia. She recently received confirmation from the Museum of Decorative Arts in Moscow and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
You are encouraged to tour the fantasies and genius of this young woman by visiting her website: www.chrisantemann.com
Sprouting from the firm roots of her unassuming studio at the BOTTLE WORKS, Marcene Glover’s art has touched the hearts of many, reaching an international audience with its healing powers and socially conscious message. Marcene’s work is commissioned by U.S. Members of
Marcene paints from personal observations through years of experience as Courtroom Artist, Portrait Artist, Advocacy Artist, Healing Artist, Curator, Consultant, Educator, and Writer-Illustrator. Her roles range from healing and inspiring chronic pain patients and incarcerated
Marcene commutes from her Bottle Works studio to Manhattan, where she exhibits in solo and group shows, hangs national shows, and engages with galleries and arts organizations. She is the NYC Representative for Women’s Caucus on Art, a non-governmental organization of the United Nations. Recent painting residencies in France and Italy culminated into her solo exhibition in Tuscany. Marcene brings these broader resources to the local community, implementing the inspiration with regional arts organizations.
With her supportive creative family, Marcene looks forward to continuing her mother’s legacy through Spirit Guide Dorie Doll projects, and Jitterbug Jams (her children’s book series) interactive arts. Both parents’ creative influences continue to the next generation; Pat and Dorothy’s musical and visual arts interests are reflected in their grandchildren’s work.
Dorothy (Dorie) Sheridan
Dorie’s fiber art is collected by celebrities, First Lady Nancy Reagan, and U.S. Foreign Ambassadors. She exhibited in the 1982 World’s Fair, and in several