Dennis Keyes & Cynthia Sciandra

Dennis KeyesPhotographer and Chainsaw Carver
Cynthia SciandraPainter

The historic Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop on the bank of the Allegheny River in Foxburg enthusiastically announces its Fall art exhibit showcasing the photography and chainsaw sculptures of longtime cooperative artist Dennis Keyes and nature paintings by guest artist Cynthia Sciandra.  The exhibit will run for 6 weekends from Saturday, September 25 to Sunday, October 31.  Make special plans to attend the Meet the Artists Wine and Cheese reception at 4:00 PM Sunday October, 3 in the upstairs gallery.  The reception will be held immediately following the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts concert, Beo String Quartet – Tradition Meets Innovation 2:00 PM at Lincoln Hall.

About The Artists

Dennis Keyes

Dennis Keyes started shooting film in 1969 when he bought his first camera in Vietnam and has been photographing anything that interests him since. He looks for the beauty in all things.  He started shooting digital photography while recuperating from an accident and used his personal home, gardens and environment for inspiration.  He has a passionate avocation for sharing what he sees with others.  According to Keyes,” I spend a tremendous amount of time with each digital photo to make it as beautiful as the image I see in my mind.”

Dennis has placed images all around the world from corporate boardrooms, hospitals, and restaurants, to public landmarks, CD jackets and Art Galleries.  He has images as a permanent exhibit at the International Dark Sky Park in the Headlands at Mackinaw City MI.  He was chosen to represent Pennsylvania with landscapes photos at the new hospital on Andrews Air Force Base, MD. Dennis photographed, videoed, edited and produced 40 YouTube videos, which include a number of ARCA events and performances.  Dennis has created many travel videos on his YouTube channel, drdk84, his videos range from the lively “Faces of Italy” to the educational “Cañada de le Virgen”.

He was selected to participate in an international art competition with 1,800 artists from 57 countries and 45 states.  Dennis is a former trustee at the Maridon Museum in Butler, PA, with a collection of Chinese, Japanese, and German art and a member of the ARCA Board of Directors.

Dennis has retired after 30 years of Dentistry and has added a framing business, “Affordable Frames” to his photography services.  “Affordable Frames” presents a complete package from the snap of the shutter to finished work hanging on your walls.  It offers complete color managed photography of 2-D and 3-D art for other artists interested in cataloging, or reproducing their work for prints or submission to juries or magazines.

The Red Brick Gallery is located at 17 Main Street in historic Foxburg, PA.  Gallery hours are Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sundays, 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM..

Cynthia Sciandra

Cynthia Sciandra is an internationally trained artist. She has shown in France, Spain, Japan, the UK and the USA.  On her work, Cynthia states “My passion is to capture the essence of Flora and fauna. All forms of life have their own spirit, their own soul. It is our job to honor and protect this precious world.

This world is filled with incredible flora and fauna.  I wish to capture their essence through paint.  My interconnected series is about saving endangered species through conserving their habitats.  Each animal is a composition of their surrounding world, just as their environment is made of them.  I wish to explore that connection and to highlight how we might prevent the loss of such beautiful creatures.”   Her facebook page is cynthiasciandraart – Nature art for animal rescue.

The Red Brick Gallery is located at 17 Main Street in historic Foxburg, PA. Gallery hours are Saturdays, 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sundays, 12:00 noon to 5:00 PM