Blues Tuesday with Barry Poglein

Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 6:00pm

Bike/Tryke Sculpture 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Whether you are an artist of wondrous things or just want to have fun and spread the colors, Barry Poglein has an amazing series of "Experiences in Art" for you. Beginning Tuesday, June 20th, Blues Tuesdays will offer a visual and audial experience as raw material for inspiration.

Classes begin at 6:00 p.m. and each will include a presentation of creative endeavor. Students supply their own mediums(whether sculpting materials, paints, easels, canvases, charcoal, etc. ) snacks and beverages of choice. Live music backing for each gathering is rhythm and blues.

$10/ session guarantees your space and covers the cost of stimuli and show.

Pre-registration is required. Email or call 814-539-4345


Barry Poglein, a resident of Indiana County, PA., is primarily a sculptor working in ice and wood. His talents range from playing acoustic guitar, vocal, and performance art to mural painting and portrait drawing. His thirty-five years of teaching encompassed working as an art instructor for the Greater Johnstown School District and later at United.


Poglein constructs kinetic sculptures featuring a rolling marble as performance art for various venues at county homes, schools, private parties and artist residencies. “Marble Chute” was constructed during the summer of 2009 for Johnstown Art Works as a continuing sculpture utilizing traditional post, beam, and cross-brace building techniques. The medium used is 11/2” wide construction paper and an antique marble from his childhood marble collection largely inherited from his father, factory worker in the Jeannette Glass factories.


He has composed and performed his original music, all relating to personal experiences. “Don’t Put Your Photomontage Out in the Garage”, “Lines, Lines, Lines, They’re Everywhere”, “Rubber Gloves”, and “It’s Time to Give Thanks” are a few of the memorable pieces which he has recently performed with Songworks in the Johnstown area. His latest creations are whistles that are individually handcrafted from bamboo he and his wife have grown on their property near New Florence. Barry has demonstrated the technique while conducting whistle workshops for schools and crafts events.


In recent years, he produced a series titled “Forest Funnies” for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Forest Stewardship newsletter. Third in a series of “coloring books”, the pages offer something for those who venture beyond the living room into the woods of western Pennsylvania. “The Big Compass Inn Coloring Book”, which he tailored for the museum on route 30 in Laughlintown, can be purchased in the gift shop there

Gallery on Gazebo
140 Gazebo Park
Johnstown, PA 15901
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