December 2016 news

Welcome to VOMA!  Here’s the upcoming schedule as of this posting.  Please visit the Events page for up to date information, and our Facebook Events Page to RSVP and to find ticketing information.

*** Doors open for all music events 30 minutes before show time ***

VOMA GALLERY free Exhibit open every Friday 11am – 2pm and during all events. Current Exhibit: Creative Collective Art Exhibition

The theme is Horror, Halloween and Fall oriented pieces

SAT  Dec 3rd  7:30pm Public Rental Hullabaloo Productions Presents: DR. SLOTHCLAW

A psychedelic funk explosion has been erupting from York, PA since the fall of 2006. Spreading their twisted, funky improv jams and mind numbing sing-alongs through the ears of listeners and promoters, Dr. Slothclaw has blazed a path of originality to create a mesmerizing freak show on stages around the Tri-State Area.

 Gaining attention at every turn, this 5 piece brings huge amounts of bass, screaming guitars, and blistering drums to an ever increasing fan base. Winning the Tri-State Indie “Jam Band of the Year” award in February 2012, and self-releasing their full length album debut “What’s That Buzzing Noise?” in May 2012, Dr. Slothclaw has been spotted all over the place bringing scores of crazed dancers to a sweaty, action packed ear-gasm.

 Currently working on their double disc follow up and playing a steady stream of shows, the band brings a “funky dose” of fun and excitement to their live shows. Letting their influences show, you can hear the Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, King Crimson and Pink Floyd that mingles with a dirty funk that was clearly inspired by Parliament Funkadelic, James Brown, Betty Davis and all the legends of the 1970’s.

Samples their music: http://drslothclaw.com/music.asp

Admission: $10            BYOB (21+ w/ID)           Doors Open @ 7pm

 

FRI  Dec 9th  7:00pm  StudioPM Art Social Event

 A creative studio experience to create art,  play, drink, and socialize.

THREE Take-Home Masterpieces“Crystal Snowflake” mixed media art on a 10 in x 10 in SQUARE canvas featuring diamond dust, gems and glitter paint PLUS ~~TWO~~ “swirl paint” glass ornaments.

No artistic experience necessary!

$35 admission includes guided instruction, ALL materials and supplies.

This is a BYOB EVENT for ages 21+. Some snacks will be provided but guests may bring treats to share (but not required).

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED VIA EVENTBRITE for this event:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/studiopm-johnstown-art-social-at-voma-crystal-snowflake-ornaments-fri-dec-9-tickets-29635399277?aff=efbevent

 

FRI  Dec 16th  7:00pm  StudioPM Art Social Event

A creative studio experience to create art,  play, drink, and socialize.

Take-Home Masterpiece: T/B/A

No artistic experience necessary!

$35 admission includes guided instruction, ALL materials and supplies.

This is a BYOB EVENT for ages 21+. Some snacks will be provided but guests may bring treats to share (but not required).

SAT  Dec 17th 7:30pm  VOMA Jazz Series Presents:  

The Don Aliquo Jazz Quartet & CD#3 Release Party

This is the third in a series of monthly CD releases for:

“The Year of the Don”

Samples their music: https://www.facebook.com/fredbruckman/videos/vb.100000088340875/1148414768504790/?type=2&theater

The VOMA Jazz Series is a BYOB event, the third Saturday of each month and features local and regional jazz greats 

Admission: $10 (VIP Members $8)    BYOB (21+ w/ID)    Doors Open @ 7pm

SUN  Dec 18th  2:00pm  StudioPM Junior Kids Art Party 

       ***Ages 7 and up unless accompanied by an adult please.***

Take-Home Masterpiece:  T/B/A

$25 admission includes guided instruction, ALL materials and supplies.

Reservations Required. Visit Eventbrite.com 

 

THUR  Dec 29th 7:30pm Public Rental: Hullabaloo Productions Presents: Still Hand String Band

Still Hand String Band is a four-piece progressive jamgrass machine, instilling their hand into the future of bluegrass music. Hailing from the coal region of north eastern Pennsylvania, SHSB plays a wide variety of original and cover material leaving no genre of music untouched. Their heap of originals, although bluegrass at heart, are influenced by rock, jazz, country, psychedelia, reggae, classical, and other traditional and non-traditional styles. Lyrical content ranges from songs about the open road, riding the American railroad drunk in a boxcar, strong whiskey, fast women, and an angry dinosaur named Harold. With all four members coming from very different musical backgrounds, none of which being bluegrass, Still Hand has found a sound that you can’t quite put a name on, other than spazzmatic, schizophrenic bluegrass. SHSB has a knack for taking the songs of yesteryear and revitalizing them with a modern twist and a youthful vigor. For the past two years they have taken the northeast festival and club scene by storm, sharing the bill with a with a whole slew of nationally recognized acts such as, Mickey Hart Band, 7 Walkers, The Merry Pranksters & The Further Bus, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Melvin Seals & JGB, The Wailers, Dark Star Orchestra, Keller Williams, Terrapin Flyer, Larry Keel and the Natural Bridge, ALO, Antibalas, and Floodwood to name a few. Wherever they play these guys get the crowd astompin’.

Samples of their music: http://www.stillhand.com/video/levee-music-video/

Admission: $10          BYOB (21+ w/ID)          Doors Open @ 7pm

 

*** We NEED to replace the remaining half of the roof on the 105 year old former church building. Any donations made to the Venue of Merging Arts (VOMA); an all- volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, are TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the fullest extent provided for by the Internal Revenue Service and are greatly appreciated.

 

Reservations required for all StudioPM events unless noted.

All events are all ages, BYOB w/ proper ID unless otherwise noted.

Public Rentals are open to the public (w/ admission)

Public Rental events are presented by outside renters, and are not VOMA sponsored or organized events.

For more information, please see:

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October / November 2016 News

Welcome to VOMA!  Here’s the upcoming schedule as of this posting.  Please visit the Events page for up to date information, and our Facebook Events Page to RSVP and to find ticketing information.

*** Doors open for all music events 30 minutes before show time ***

VOMA GALLERY free Exhibit open every Friday 11am – 2pm and during all events. Current Exhibit: Creative Collective Art Exhibition

The theme is Horror, Halloween and Fall oriented pieces

FRI. OCT. 28th  7:00pm   StudioPM Guided Art & Social Event  SPECIAL HALLOWEEN EVENT FEATURING CELEBRITY GUEST:

The Divine Medium, Christina Cay Watts

Admission includes guided painting instruction, ALL materials and supplies.

Some snacks will be provided but guests may bring sweet or salty treat to share (but not required).

This is A BYOB EVENT for ages 21+
Take-Home Masterpiece: ART CHOICE: Decorate & Paint on Pumpkins –OR– Guided Canvas Painting, “Heeere’s JACK!” original art, instructed by Karen Mesaros.

TICKETS: CANVAS PAINTING - https://studiopm-voma-jack-oct28.eventbrite.com/…
TICKETS: DECORATE PUMPKINS - https://studiopm-voma-pumpkins-medium-oct28.eventbrite.com/…

FEATURED CELEBRITY GUEST:  ”The Divine Medium,” – Christina Cay Watts will offer mini readings for $15,–$30 for a mini spirit connection and $45 for both! She also will be bring healing crystals, candles, sages, crystal jewelry, and more!
NOTE: Readings and merchandise are at extra cost and NOT included in the
pumpkin art ticket cost.

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SAT. OCT. 29th  7:30pm   VOMA Presents:   A special Halloween Blues (“Boo’s”Gathering

Come celebrate Halloween weekend at VOMA!  Costumes are encouraged!

THIS MONTH FEATURING: Singer Denise Canby and guitarist Joe Tirpak who have performed for years in Los Angeles and on cruise ships around the world, as well as locally with various groups including Jazz in Your Face.  They will be accompanied by Tom Romanak, drummer with The Conniptions and Rich Kingera, keyboard player with Candle in the Wind, and as always possible special guests!

The VOMA Blues Gathering is a BYOB event, the last Saturday of each month and features a different all-star lineup of local and regional musicians playing the blues!

Admission: $10 (VIP Members $8)        BYOB (21+ w/ID)

SATNOV. 5th  8:00pm  O{-> Prince Tribute Concert

Back by popular demand The Beautiful Ones return to VOMA, bringing you the album Purple Rain in its entirety AND a second set of “The Hits!”

Admission: $10 Online, Advanced Reserved Ticket** https://www.eventbrite.com/e/prince-tribute-concert-at-voma-saturday-nov-5th-tickets-28674931492?aff=es2
                     $12 Day of Show
*Seating is Limited – Advanced ticket sales are encouraged
Doors open at 7:30pm. Performance starts at 8pm. BYOB (21+ w/ID)

FRI. NOV. 11th  7:00pm   StudioPM Guided Art & Social Event

$35 - includes guided painting instruction and all art supplies.Admission includes guided painting instruction, ALL materials and supplies.

This is A BYOB EVENT for ages 21+ .
Some snacks will be provided but guests may bring sweet or salty treat to share (but not required).

Take-Home Masterpiece: T/B/A

SATNOV. 12th  7:30pm  Public Rental: Hullabaloo Presents:   The Clock Reads

The Clock Reads, hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, draw on a diverse range of musical tastes to form their unique sound. Formed in 2013 and fully fledged by 2014, the band is comprised of recent graduates of the University of Pittsburgh. With roots in traditional rock, jam, and jazz styles, the band’s repertoire has spanned the genres of space-jazz, to classic funk and traditional jam.
They have quickly made a name for themselves in the local music scene, playing major venues throughout Pittsburgh, and several festivals in the surrounding areas. They received critical acclaim as “one of Pittsburgh’s best up-and-coming bands of 2016″ by CBS Pittsburgh.

Admission: $10       BYOB (21+ w/ID)

FRI. NOV. 18th 7:30pm  VOMA Presents – Jazz Series Special  Diva Night”

Featuring Female Jazz Singers extraordinairre Laura Ferguson and Bethany James with Jazz Trip (Mark Perna, Josh Ben and Zach Bodolosky), John Bagnato on guitar, and Ray Buchman on violin.

Admission: $10 (VIP Members $8)        BYOB (21+ w/ID)

SATNOV. 19th 7:30pm  VOMA Presents – Jazz Series    The Mark Perna Trio AND SPECIAL GUEST TBA!

Always a crowd pleaser! Mark your calendar and come for a fantastic evening of amazing jazz music.

Admission: $10 (VIP Members $8)        BYOB (21+ w/ID)

FRI. NOV. 25th 7:00pm  StudioPM Guided Art & Social Event

$35 - includes guided painting instruction and all art supplies.Admission includes guided painting instruction, ALL materials and supplies.

This is A BYOB EVENT for ages 21+ .
Some snacks will be provided but guests may bring sweet or salty treat to share (but not required).

Take-Home Masterpiece: T/B/A

SATNOV. 26th 7:30pm  VOMA Presents:  Blues Gathering

 The VOMA Blues Gathering is a BYOB event, the last Saturday of each month and features a different all-star lineup of local and regional musicians playing the blues!

Admission: $10 (VIP Members $8)        BYOB (21+ w/ID)

 

VISIT Venue Of Merging Arts (V.O.M.A.) on Facebook, www.thevoma.com or call814-410-2245 for more information.

 

*** We NEED to replace the remaining half of the roof on the 105 year old former church building. Any donations made to the Venue of Merging Arts (VOMA); an all- volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, are TAX DEDUCTIBLE to the fullest extent provided for by the Internal Revenue Service and are greatly appreciated.

To help provide some of the funding for this project, we are holding a RAFFLE to give away 4 Tickets to the Sunday January 1, 2017 PITTSBURGH STEELER game against the Cleveland Browns that were donated by one of our supporters. The winner will also receive $50 CASH for incidentals.  The cost is only $5 and the winner will be determined by the 7pm PA Daily number drawing on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24, 2016).

 

Reservations required for all StudioPM events unless noted.

All events are all ages, BYOB w/ proper ID unless otherwise noted.

Public Rentals are open to the public (w/ admission)

Public Rental events are presented by outside renters, and are not VOMA sponsored or organized events.

For more information, please see:

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