Strange & Wondrous Things Opening Exhibition

Clay on Main presents Bob Hakun and Stefan Benovsky: Strange and Wondrous Things

Bob Hakun’s found-object industrial assemblages will be exhibited in dialogue with the wearable fabric collages of Stefan Benovsky in the exhibit opening on Sunday, February 18 from 4-6pm.  Hakun describes his work as “Industrial Primitive,” and explains, “I collect old, discarded items: some natural like bones or wood; some man made, like wheels or gears. I look for old things that show the graphic effects of aging: the beauty and harshness of the breaking down over time of all things. I like things that are burned, broken, rusty, crushed, bent, and have acquired a warm patina.”  Benovsky aquires his materials in a similarly omnivorous way, bringing home anything from farm equipment to clothing and beads, then transforming them into one of a kind pieces of wearable art and iron garden ornaments that evoke strange insect and vegetative forms.

For this show, the artists worked with different types of materials, but they have even more in common than their commitment to re-use; both have professional experience in design. Hakun worked in the toy industry, designing Halloween costumes and masks, and designing graphics for silk-screen printing, and has also worked as a computer prepress specialist and a digital graphic designer.  Benovsky is semi retired from a long career as a pattern maker and technical designer in the garment industry.

The public is invited to the opening on Sunday February 18 from 4-6pm, and the show will be up until March 18.

Open Mic @ The Half Moon Cafe

Open Mic is open to any singer/songwriter and musicians. $5 suggested donation. Please park in the church lot.

Open Mic at the Half Moon Cafe is sponsored by Clay on Main and Meadowood Music. Sound by Vinny Rose.

Half Moon Cafe: Crow Hill

December 1, 2017

Crow Hill is known for its a high-energy, audience-engaging brand of music that excels in vocal harmonies. Based in the Bluegrass tradition, Crow Hill sings songs about old home places, leather gloves, and country churches. The band performs regularly at Bluegrass Festivals, picnics, private parties, Church events, and – lucky for us – the Half Moon Cafe.

Matt Wlasniewski, guitar and vocals

Steven Simpson, banjo, mandolin and vocals

Andy Wlasniewski, bass, ukulele, and vocals

Judy Terwilliger, fiddle, and vocals

Mark Strauss,bass, mandolin and vocals

 

Learn more about Crow Hill and The Half Moon Cafe.

Rhythm Road at the Half Moon Cafe

Join us for an evening of music from Rhythm Road!

Rhythm Road is a Berks County based quintet led by singer/songwriter JoAnn Morrell. Their enthusiastic delivery of JoAnns original well-crafted songs, combined with carefully selected jazz standards makes them a pleasure to hear. Ernie Morrell adds his talents on keyboard and harmonica; Don Consul adds his touches on guitar; and Henry Paterson keeps the beat on percussion; Mike Fleming plays spectacular saxophone.

Show times are 8-10PM, $10 donation.  Light refreshments served, please park in the church parking lot.

Learn more about Rhythm Road and the Half Moon Cafe!

Open Mic @ The Half Moon Cafe

Open Mic is open to any singer/songwriter and musicians. $5 suggested donation. Please park in the church lot.

Open Mic at the Half Moon Cafe is sponsored by Clay on Main and Meadowood Music. Sound by Vinny Rose.

Mike & Paula at the Half Moon Cafe

Join us October 20th for an evening of music from Mike & Paula!

Mike and Paula have been performing together since 1995, years before they opened Meadowood Music.  From the beginning of their musical relationship, they held the belief that sharing music makes life better, that virtuoso performance is breathtaking, but does not replace music that people make together or live music that people share in intimate settings.

    Mike and Paula perform acoustic music, singing and playing guitar mandolin, fiddle, bass and banjo on everything from old Scottish Ballads, to Stephen Foster, Hoagy Carmichael, James Taylor, Janis Ian, Mary Chapin Carpenter, John Cougar Mellencamp, the Grateful Dead, and even a rare original every now and then.

 To learn more about Mike & Paula and the Half Moon Cafe, click HERE!

A.K.A. at the Half Moon Cafe

Join us October 6th for AKA in the Half Moon Cafe!

Established back in the early 1980’s as Ocotillo- Allan Landis, Mike Petrauskas, Cindy Roos, Dominique Tomme, and Sandy Pluto interpret a variety of music styles including traditional folk, country standards, alternative country, as well as songs from new singer-songwriters. Now known as AKA, they continue the tradition with moving vocal duets and a vast variety of musical sounds that makes this band fun to see. Low keyed and relaxed, AKA’s sound is timeless Americana.

Show times are 8-10PM,  $10 donation.  Light refreshments served, please park in the church parking lot.

 

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