Regional Artists, Poets to Host Event Celebrating the Beauty & Revitalization of the Clarion River on Sunday

| July 12, 2019


FOXBURG, Pa. (EYT) – Commemorating the Clarion River, Pennsylvania’s River of the Year for 2019, regional artists and poets are coming together in a community art event on Sunday, July 14, at Foxburg’s Red Brick Gallery.

The event is from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the scenic beauty of the Clarion River, revitalized by the dedicated conservation efforts of many hearts and hands over the past fifty years.

The Clarion River Art Exhibit runs from Friday, July 12, through Sunday, August 18, on the second floor of the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop at 17 Main Street in Foxburg – just a mile north of the mouth of the Clarion River.

The exhibit – the vision of RBG art curator and painter, Jason Floyd Lewis – will feature several regional artists whose work has been inspired by the serene, serpentine beauty of the River – its steep forested hillsides, dramatic rock outcrops and reflections of misty morning light.  Among the work to be shown is photography by Kyle Yates and Tom DiStefano and digital art by Carolyn Schiffhouer. The show also will feature works in wood, clay, drawing, and painting.

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“I think all of us who live in this region have personal, meaningful memories of the river – whether we have seen the sun-drenched valley walls from inside a car on a winter evening, or we have waded in the water with our feet in the mud,” said Jason Floyd Lewis. “This exhibit is a way for us to share those memories and celebrate the Clarion River.”

Sunday, July 14, will be a day of music, Clarion River art, and poetry.  

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Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts will present internationally acclaimed pianist Gayle Martin performing Chopin, Beethoven and Grieg joined by pianist Ted Barr in four-hand Schubert at 2:00 p.m. in Lincoln Hall.

For more information on the performance, follow this link: https://alleghenyriverstone.org/event/gayle-martin-internationally-acclaimed-pianist/

From 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., a wine and cheese opening reception will be held for the Clarion River Art Exhibit with poetry readings curated by Clarion University English Professor and poet, Philip Terman will be held in the Red Brick Gallery. 

The reception and literary readings are free and open to the public.

The Red Brick Gallery is located at 17 Main Street in historic Foxburg, Pa.

Gallery hours are Fridays, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sundays, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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