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October 2019

Artist Demonstrations for Fall 2019 Best Kept Secrets Tour

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - November 16 @ 5:00 pm
BrainVessel Main Gallery, 4704 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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This is our calendar of artist demonstrations to be held here at  BrainVessel on the dates specified below during the Fall 2019 Best Kept Secrets Tour!!   Thursday, October 31st from 1:00-5:00PM Debra Tritt-Kreiger, Watercolor Artist Michael Peluso, Glassblowing Artist   Friday, November 1st from 1:00-5:00PM Janet McKelvey, Stained Glass Artist   Saturday, November 2nd from 1:00-5:00PM Librada Vagnozzi, Jewelry Artist   Monday, November 4th from 1:00-5:00PM Erica Binder, Fiber and Functional Artist   Tuesday, November 5th from 1:00-5:00PM Jon Carraher,…

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November 2019

“Water Medium Wednesdays” with Debra Tritt Kreiger

November 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BrainVessel Makeship, 4704 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$30.00 8 tickets left

Come and paint with Deb on Water Medium Wednesdays!   Are you thinking about starting a painting project?  Not sure what to paint?  Already painting something and stuck on where to go next or how to get there?  Want to learn some new techniques?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, Deb can help you!!  She will share many of her watercolor tips and tricks with you and help you get to the next level in your painting.…

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“Christmas Ball Mania Glassblowing” with Michael Peluso

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
BrainVessel Lower Gallery, 4704 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$110.00

Do you LOVE the holidays and decorating? Do you love glass and glassblowing?  If so, this class is for you!! Join Michael Peluso in the Lower Gallery here at Brain Vessel for Christmas Ball Mania.  Michael will instruct you on how to make multiple Christmas Balls for your tree!!  What better way to get in the spirit of the holidays than to create your very own glass ornaments?  Basic glass blowing will be taught.  Students will also see special techniques and simple color used in the process.  Ages 12+.  Seats are limited.  No experience required. Tea service from the Teafinery at BrainVessel provided and complimentary dessert by Renee Napoli.

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Faunae by Jon Carraher

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - November 23 @ 10:00 pm
Brainvessel (Entire Complex), 4704 Carlisle Pike, suite 18
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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We welcome you to join us for Jon Carraher's third opening reception at BrainVessel.  Jon's creativity and talent continue to grow and gain the attention of followers both near and far.  For those new in the audience, "Jon is a self-taught artist from Lancaster County. Jon creates oil paintings depicting natural landscapes with deep atmospheric perspective, writhen, twisted trees, and mythical elements to develop a sense of ancient mystery".  Since his last show at BrainVessel, Jon has created the images…

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“Swirly Girl Bracelet” with Nancy Sacco

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
BrainVessel Lower Gallery, 4704 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$120.00

We are excited to welcome Nancy Sacco to our artist instructed classes as BrainVessel Gallery. A perfect time of the year to make something special for you or a gift for someone special.  This will be a fun class and you will walk away with a pretty sterling silver bracelet that YOU make.

Students will learn how to measure for a good cuff fit, file, form and hammer wire pieces.  You will then solder the pieces together with silver solder using a small butane torch.  The cuff will be hammered to shape on a bracelet mandrel and then tumbled for a beautiful shine.  Nancy will provide each student with a template and written instructions.  No experience required.  Age is 18 and up due to use of torch.  All materials are provided. Tea service from the Teafinery at BrainVessel provided and complimentary dessert by Renee Napoli.

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“Autumn Art Journal” with Lyndsay Tingler

November 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
BrainVessel Makeship, 4704 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$80.00

Fall will be in the air before we know it and what better way to welcome the season than creating your very own Autumn Art Journal?  Certified art teacher, Lindsay Tingler, will teach you how!  Come learn the foundation of a functional journal and how to make your own using mixed papers, cardboard, etc.  Fill your first page with a guided, fall inspired mixed media entry.  No experience required.  Ages 12 and up welcome to attend.  *Students are asked to bring cereal boxes and mixed cardboard to use in this class. Tea service from the Teafinery at BrainVessel provided and complimentary dessert by Renee Napoli, kid appropriate of course.

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“Fire It Up” with Maureen Joyce

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
BrainVessel Lower Gallery, 4704 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$100.00

Come be intrigued by the fire as ceramic artist Maureen Joyce, takes you deeper into the various firing techniques of Raku. This class will have several demonstrations and multiple firings per student. Students will glaze pre-made bisqueware and experiment with glazes in the multiple firings. Unlike other processes in ceramics, the pieces are removed from the kiln while still glowing hot. Students will learn both the traditional and contemporary techniques that make this kind of firing so exciting! You’ll be able to take home your fired work the day of the workshop. Weather permitting.  Due to working with fire, anyone under 18 must have adult supervision.

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December 2019

“Acrylic Paint Pour” with Janet McKelvey

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
BrainVessel Main Gallery, 4704 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$45.00

This is going to be fun!!  Experience the joy of fluid art! This class is great fun for anyone who wants to bring out your inner artist, even if you don't know you have one! Choose your own beautiful acrylic paint colors and you will learn how to mix, layer and pour them onto a canvas. I will demonstrate three different techniques to achieve the look that most appeals to you. There's nothing like creating your own beautiful piece of art in a beautiful art gallery.  Enjoy delicious teas from Brain Vessel's Teafinery paired with delicious pastries crafted by Renee Napoli. BYOB if you prefer but please use the break for refreshments in this class.

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“Mindful Abstraction” with Lyndsay Tingler

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
BrainVessel Makeship, 4704 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$136.00

We can all use a little break, kids included!!  So, come join Lyndsay Tingler and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holidays to paint an abstract masterpiece!  That's right, a Masterpiece!! Learn simple techniques to turn your stress into a meaningful, thoughtful painting.

Ages 12 and up are welcome.  All materials provided.  No experience required.  Tea service from the Teafinery at BrainVessel provided and complimentary dessert by Renee Napoli, kid appropriate of course.

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“Inks & Drinks” with Janet McKelvey

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
BrainVessel Main Gallery, 4704 Carlisle Pike
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 United States
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$40.00

Inks & Drinks is a great class right before the holiday! Enjoy creating your own art while checking out all that the gallery has to offer. Create a gift for yourself or one to give to a loved one.  Your ticket includes instruction and supplies to create a beautiful set of four coasters using alcohol based inks on ceramic tiles and the option of adding a larger trivet. No artistic ability required! You will also enjoy a complimentary sampling of the Teafinery's delicious specialty teas and homemade pastries by Renee Napoli. BYOB if you prefer. I will take your artwork with me to finish with UV protectant spray, bartop epoxy and a cork bottom. They will be ready for you to use and enjoy in about a week.

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