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Venue Of Merging Arts (VOMA) - 305 Chestnut Street, Johnstown PA, 15906

VOMA is a non-profit community center for the arts in Western PA, featuring a standing Art Gallery, Performance/lecture hall, and Recording Studio.

Located in a former church structure, VOMA has transformed the space into a center for the community once again, but this time, through the arts. Your continued support and attendance of classes and events at VOMA help us to maintain this wonderful space for the community. Thank you!

UPCOMING EVENTS As of February 24, 2018
GALLERY OPEN Every Friday 11am-2pm & During all music events.
Come upstairs and check out the latest show in the gallery!
FRI May 18th 7:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
Warhol inspired guided art party and interactive art factory studio event
Learn about this famous Pittsburgh artist, experience the art factory and make a take-home masterpiece: (customizable) Andy Warhol inspired "70s Flower Child" acrylic painting on canvas.

CUSTOMIZE this WARHOL INSPIRED art -- choose the background colors and motif for other seasons like Autumn, Winter, an upcoming holiday or your personal preference---the technique and process will be the same! We'll learn a little bit about Pittsburgh Artist, Andy Warhol and his floral prints then be inspired to create your own unique painting!

Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event. Seating is limited. Payment options include credit (online), or check and cash (at the door) with reservation. We welcome all skill levels. TIckets available on Eventbrite

$34 admission (plus Eventbrite fees) includes guided art instruction, art supplies.

We welcome all skill levels!
THIS IS A BYOB EVENT for ages 21+. Light refreshments will be provided
For more information call: 412-418-5996.
SAT May 19th 7:30pm The VOMA Jazz Series Presents:
Franky Filia & The Mark Perna Trio
Enjoy the incomparable vocals of Johnstown's FRANKY FILIA and the amazing music of Pittsburgh's Mark Perna Trio featuring: Mark Perna on Upright Bass, Kevin Moore on Keys and John Schmidt on Drums. Also, Special Guest performers!

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm

$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID

BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
SUN May 20th 1:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
This session will feature mixed media techniques with "basic" watercolor painting. Instructor will have some pre-drawn sketches to paint or you can choose to create your own. Mixed media techniques will include combination of watercolor, Sharpie, colored pencils and pastels.

REGISTRATION FEES Early Bird Discount Deadline: Friday May 11, 2018 is $35.
Registrations received from May 12-19, 2018 will be $40.
Previous Watercolor Workshop Attendees return discounted rate is $22.

Registration includes all supplies and three hour instructions, snacks and refreshments.

For more information call: 412-418-5996.
FRI May 25th 7:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
Adult Finger Painting Guided Art Party
Something NEW, something FUN! .....ADULT finger painting guided art party.

ART SAMPLE & DETAILS COMING SOON! https://www.facebook.com/pg/MesarosJohnstown.Events/events/
or call 412-418-5996 for more information.
FRI May 25th 7:30pm VOMA Presents: That Oldies Band
That Oldies Band is made up of musicians from the West End of Johnstown, who have been playing since the 1960's in bands like The Cavaliers, Flood City Blues, The Renegades, etc… The band specializes in oldies by famous artists from the 1950's and 1960's including: Elvis, Dion, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers, Wilson Picket, Dale Shannon, Chubby Checkers, The Beatles, Sam Cook and many, many others.

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm

$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP Members

BYOB is welcome with proper I.D.
SAT May 26th 7:30pm VOMA Presents: The Blues Gathering
Join us for our monthly celebration of blues music the last Saturday each month!

Hosted by Who's Your Daddy's Gene Sweeney with The Blue Gypsies and Special Guest performers.

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP Members
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D.
SAT June 2nd 7:30pm An Evening of Acoustic Blues, Folk and Jazz
Featuring: Reverend Robert & Charlie Barath
Reverend Robert of Charleston, IL is a master of prewar blues. He has delved deep into the styles of Charley Patton, Robert Johnson and other delta blues giants. In the past two decades he has become accomplished at many other early twentieth century styles including ragtime and early jazz, Hawaiian, African and Caribbean. He combines these styles seamlessly in a combination of infectious rhythm and an authentic acoustic sound. As he passes through Western Pennsylvania, Reverend Robert will be partnering with the accomplished, Pittsburgh-based harmonica performer and 2018 International Blues Challenge Solo semi-finalist, Charlie Barath, for a series of intimate shows featuring acoustic, prewar blues and folk music. Individually, these performers have been the source of many a wide grin and stomping foot over the years, and together, there's no limit to the enjoyment to be had for those who love this classic style of traditional music!

Reverent Robert

Charlie Barath

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP Members
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D.
THUR June 14th 7:00pm VOMA Folk and Bluegrass Series Presents:
Man About A Horse with Les Hunter Band
Philadelphia's Man About a Horse is one of the most exciting bands on the American roots music scene.

This quintet is known for its vocal harmonies -to which all five members contribute- its up-tempo, high-energy sets, and its rock-solid, authentic songwriting. While bluegrass music is sometimes typecast as the sleepy, back porch sing-along, Man About a Horse infuses its music with flurries of sixteenth notes on banjo, fiddle, and mandolin that makes their shows hearken to bluegrass' roots as dance music.

Man About a Horse has performed at festivals around the northeastern U.S., and shared bills with the likes of Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, The Travelin' McCourys, Danny Barnes, Donna the Buffalo, Wood & Wire, and many others.

Listen to music @ http://manabout.horse/index.php/sounds/

Opening the evening will be Windber PA's Les Hunter Band features Josh Spinelli, Jarod Spinelli and Mike D'Arcangelo.

Listen to music @ https://www.facebook.com/leshunterband/videos/

Doors at 6:30pm - Music at 7:00pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D.