Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts (ARCA), with the help of dedicated volunteers and artisans recently opened the Red Brick Gallery and Shop. It is in a charming, old building on Main Street in Foxburg. The restored building has taken on a new look with an exciting inspired use, as an Artist Cooperative. The Red Brick now displays and sells, works of local painters, photographers, and artisans.
Art works are displayed in the shop on the first floor and second floor has been readied as a gallery exhibit space for artists work on a limited basis. ARCA and the Red Brick Gallery announce the first such show. The first art show opens Saturday, November 5th with the dynamic and expanding Photographic Works of Alex Sr. and Alex Jr.Patho and the bucolic and engaging Landscapes of Jason Lewis. The Opening includes an artist reception in the Upstairs Gallery at 3:00 PM and the general public is invited. The show will run from Nov. 5th to December 23rd.
The Red Brick Gallery hopes local artists will visit the Gallery and join the co-operative. There is no paid staff, so all artists who have work on consignment in the shop commit to spend some time in the Gallery Shop. The Red Brick is currently open on weekends, Friday 3 PM to 6 PM, Saturday 12 PM to 6 PM Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM. For more information contact Donna Edmonds at edmonds@ embarqmail. com.
Poetry & Jazz: In the tradition of a 50s and 60s coffee house, ARCA welcomes CUP Poet, Philip Terman and members of Catro for an afternoon of verse and notes, (Poetry & Jazz) at Lincoln Hall in Foxburg, Sun., Nov. 6th at 2:00 PM
Philip Terman, author of six books of poetry, will perform his poetry with members of the jazz ensemble Catro. Terman has read his poetry in many venues across the country. The event will feature collaborative pieces with Terman and the group, as well as an individual set by the band and a reading by Terman.
Philip Terman poetry works includes, The House of Sages, Book of the Unbroken Days, Rabbis of the Air, and The Torah Garden. His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. He’s the co-director of the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival and teaches creative writing at Clarion University.
Mr. DeWalt is a freelance musician residing in the Grove City area.and appears regularly playing piano and keyboard throughout the region. He has been the leader of the jazz band CATRO for over 20 years, performing in jazz festivals and clubs. CATRO has released several CDs.
Playing Tenor Saxophone is David Kano. Dave graduated from Youngstown State University, and has a M.S. in Education. Dave works extensively throughout the region with numerous ensembles playing in every style of music. He has performed as principal tenor sax with the Benny Goodman Orchestra.
Carlos Cintron plays the Conga Drums and Percussion. He was born and raised in Puerto Rico, Carlos brings the authentic rhythms of salsa and Afro-Cuban styles to Catro’s sound. With ‘Bollo Mah Kissy’, he was featured percussionist at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C.
For more information visit www.alleghenyriverstone.org and tickets at the door, call 412-867-1816. Tickets are Adults $8, Students $5.