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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 September 12, 2018
GALLERY OPEN Every Friday 11am-2pm & During all music events.
Come upstairs and check out the latest show in the gallery!
FRI Sept. 14 th 7:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
VOMA Guided Art Party- ADULT Paint Party:
AUTUMN INSPIRED - DRIED FLORAL CANVAS PAINTING
Take-Home Masterpiece: Uncle Frank's Flowers (acrylic on canvas with metallic paint).

THIS IS A BYOB EVENT for ages 21+. Light refreshments will be provided,

Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event. We welcome all skill levels. Seating is limited. Payment options include credit (online), or check and cash (at the door) with reservation: online reservations via Eventbrite or call 412-418-5996 for more information.
FRI Sept. 14 th 7:00pm VOMA Folk and Bluegrass Series Presents:
Mountain Ride with Special Guest Nina Scarcia
Mountain Ride was forged in the Great Valley of south-central Pennsylvania, for the simple need to play bluegrass. For these five friends, bluegrass is a necessity. Hailing from the new generation of bluegrassers, they tend to bring a unique flair to the traditional, and a progressive twist to the original. Mountain Ride is composed of Eric Avey (guitar and vocals), Scott Matlock (fiddle and vocals), Corey Woodcock (banjo), Chance Hurley (mandolin), and Kate Avey (bass and vocals). With years of experience under their straps and strings, they have found something new, something that can only be described as Mountain Ride!

Harrisburg, PA native, Nina Scarcia, started her musical career at a young age, influenced by her musician father. She has been described as an evocative singer-songwriter and guitarist, with musical styles similar to some of her much-loved artists like Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt. Also on regular rotation in Scarcia's music collection are Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann and Jeff Buckley. Performing her blues-driven and acoustic tunes, listeners are captivated by her lyrics and voice that are emotionally charged and powerfully delivered.

Doors at 6:30pm - Music at 7:00pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
SAT Sept. 15 th 7:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
VOMA Gallery Guided Art Party- Furniture, Home D├ęcor or Custom Sign Party
Have a small piece of furniture you want to refresh, transform into an art piece or interested in creating new home or holiday decor? We guide you and create new home decor masterpieces together! You'll learn how to use furniture paints and seal and protect your piece featuring Junk Monkey Paint products, a regionally, family owned paint company. Each guest will need to bring a small item to transform. If bringing a piece of furniture, IT MUST BE SMALL ENOUGH TO FIT IN THE FRONT SEAT OF YOUR CAR AND FIT ON A TABLE TOP! You must be able to carry the piece in and out of the venue by yourself! This will also ensure you can complete your item by the end of the event.

**NOT INTERESTED IN FURNITURE? JOIN US TO MAKE A CUSTOM CANVAS SIGN (I.E. FARM OR HOLIDAY THEMES).** Canvas included with ticket..

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Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event. We welcome all skill levels. Seating is limited. Payment options include credit (online), or check and cash (at the door) with reservation: online reservations via Eventbrite
SAT Sept. 15 th 7:30pm The VOMA Jazz Series Presents:
The Don Aliquo Quartet with Frank Filia
Featuring Don Aliquo on saxophone, Mark Perna, bass, Kevin Moore, keys and John Schmidt on drums with vocals by Franky Filia.

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP or Student ID
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D
SUN Sept. 16 th 2:00pm Mesaros Arts & Entertainment Presents:
VOMA Guided Art Party- ALL AGES EVENT
Sloth Guided Paint Party
Take-Home Masterpiece: "Slowpoke the Sloth", acrylic painting on canvas.
EASY TRANSFER SKETCH METHOD! Pre-drawn sketch is provided for you to easily transfer to the canvas and modify as you wish.

*** Beverages are permitted but due to this being an all ages event, please NO ALCOHOL.

++SPECIAL FAMILY PRICING ++
$20 /child, one child attending
$18/child, two or more children from the same family attending
$30 per adult attending

EACH TICKET HOLDER RECEIVES A CANVAS
Admission includes guided instruction by an experienced art educator, ALL materials and supplies. Light snacks and beverages are also included! *Children Ages 7 and up unless accompanied by an adult please.
We welcomes all skill levels. No artistic experience necessary!
Advance reservations ARE REQUIRED for this event. Seating is limited. Payment options include credit (online), or check and cash (at the door).
online reservations via Eventbrite or call 412-418-5996 for more information.
SAT Sept. 22nd 7:30pm
The Renegades (That Original Oldies Band)
The original Renegades were a band made up of Cambria City musicians in the 1960's. The majority of the original members have gotten back together and will be playing some old time Rock and Roll by your favorite artists from the 1950's & 1960's. Members of the band include: Jim Brown, Joe Evans, Ed Solecki, Harv Rawlins and Darrin Reese.

Doors at 7pm - Music at 7:30pm
$10 General Admission - $8 VOMA VIP Members
BYOB is welcome with proper I.D.
THUR Sept. 27 th 7:00pm Comedy Night
Krish Mohan's Empathy On Sale Returns!
With special musical guest Mike Miller
Stepping out our bubbles can be hard. Nationally Touring Comedian, Krish Mohan is exploring bubble culture and the current divide in today's political climate. He uses his sharp wit, storytelling and comedy to illustrate how capitalism, identity politics, immigration and misunderstanding progressive ideals has led to unnecessarily splitting us apart. He explores Native American culture, reforming education and western culture's obsession with extremism, war and violence - all of which pushes us further into our bubbles - using satire and comedy to engage dialogue about hot button issues. Find out if he can figure out how we can get out of our bubbles! This show won the "Audience Choice" Award at the 2018 Pittsburgh Fringe Festival!

Krish Mohan is a socially conscious, Indian standup comedian and writer who regularly tours the country. He performs at small theaters, bars, comedy clubs, colleges, DIY and house venues. With his quirky attitude, charming personality, and intelligent humor, Krish captivates and engages audiences of all backgrounds, tackling hot button topics like race, religion, war, immigration, while adding an optimistic, philosophical & sociological twist!

Mohan has also been featured on NPR in New York & North Carolina. He has also performed at several Fringe Festivals (IndyFringe, Pittsburgh Fringe, Capital Fringe, Philly Fringe Arts), where he has been an audience favorite with his unique brand of comedy & social vigilantism. !

He has also opened for nationally touring headliners like Stewart Huff, Redacted Tonight's Lee Camp and Hari Kondabolu. Krish is also the host of the weekly socio-political commentary web show, "Fork Full of Noodles" and the podcast "Taboo Table Talk".
"Mohan's material is frequently clever if not uproariously funny", Roger Caitlin of the Washington Post
"Comedy's not always supposed to be comfortable, and Mohan warns at the top that he's going to get weird and esoteric. He keeps his promise, but fortunately also keeps you laughing", Alex Walsh of Pittsburgh In the Round
"a witty and accurate observation about modern day cultures." Nick Holstein, West Virginia University (The Daily Athenaum)
SAT Sept. 29 th 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.