John M Karian Photography – Visions of Nature

John M KarianNature Photographer

While exploring Foxburg this summer, be sure to stop by the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop on Main Street to be inspired by the exhibit of nature photographer John M. Karian, which starts Friday, July 1 and runs weekends through Sunday, August 7 in the upstairs gallery.  The exhibit captures John’s intimate knowledge and experience with the Allegheny River, which photos he hopes will illicit an appreciation in his viewers of our natural surroundings.  His photographs capture the excitement he has had as a nature photographer, imaging western Pennsylvania’s wetlands and waterways, which he describes as “the natural tapestry which can unfold during a sunrise or a sunset.  It is at these times that LIGHT can both define and mystically transform the Allegheny River, its streams and wetlands.”  “The Heavens declare the Glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork” Psalm 19:1

The Exhibit Opening Wine & Cheese and Meet the Artist Reception will be on Sunday, July 31 at the Red Brick Gallery from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the upstairs gallery.  The Opening Reception  immediately follows the Sunday, July 31 concert Dennis James – Wurlitzer Plus Wonders at 2 PM in Lincoln Hall featuring an eclectic program on the McKissick Mighty Wurlitzer, Lincoln Hall Steinway and glass armonica. .  There is no admission for the exhibit opening.  For those wishing to attend the concert, you may call for reservations to (724) 659-3153 to pay cash or check at the door, or pay by credit card and buy online here.

The 2022 season Red Brick Gallery Hours are Fridays 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Saturdays 11:00 PM –7:00 PM, and Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 PM. 

About The Artist

John M. Karian spent his childhood around, on, and in the Allegheny River.  Living three hundred feet from its banks in Franklin, Pennsylvania, and grew to enjoy its diverse seasonal character.

“These river shores have witnessed the cries of newborn Native Americans snuggled on their mother’s backs during regional sojourns . . .the agonal laments of wounded combatants in the French and Indian Wars . . . a young Major George Washington listening to Christmas carols sung in 1753 from a military encampment along the Allegheny at French Creek. . . the ‘hooray’ of oil-seeking ‘wildcat’ drillers . . . the clanking of barrels and logs as they were floated south to Pittsburgh during the Industrial Revolution. . . and now the serene, foggy mornings which witness the pterodactyl-like sweep of the Great Blue Heron, and the majestic soaring of the Bald Eagle”

The exhibit attempts to share the excitement he has imaging western Pennsylvania’s landscape. He will consider it a success if you take the time to experience the natural tapestry which can unfold during a sunrise or a sunset.  It is at these times that LIGHT can both define and mystically transform the Allegheny River, its streams and wetlands.

“The Heavens declare the Glory of God, and the firmament showeth His handiwork” Psalm 19:1

 

The 2022 season Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop hours are Fridays 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Saturdays 11:00 PM –7:00 PM, and Sundays 12:00 noon – 5:00 PM.

ARIVE EARLY & EXPLORE FOXBURG!

Plan to Make a Day of it in beautiful Foxburg!  

Stop by the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop to shop for that special gift from the first floor offerings of talented Cooperative Artists from the region and view the special exhibit in the upstairs gallery – and on concert weekends, in Foxburg’s Lincoln Hall on Saturday July 9, at 7:30 PM, enjoy David Mayfield Parade – Bluegrass Showmanship. 

Enjoy a walk along the Allegheny River trail or rent bicycles or enjoy a pontoon ride with Foxburg Tours in the morning or early afternoon!  Have lunch at the Allegheny Grille with seating overlooking the Allegheny River, or for more casual fare, at Foxburg Pizza with salads, sandwiches and pizza.  Save time to enjoy wine tasting at Foxburg Wine Cellars and savor a gourmet coffee and hand made chocolate at Divani Chocolatier and Barrista.  Or spend the night in Foxburg in the lovely Foxburg Inn or up the river at Emlenton’s bed and breakfast,  The Barnard House.