Red Brick Gallery & Gift Shop Holiday Exhibit 2021

Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts’ Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop will present its Annual Holiday Art Show & Exhibit over seven weekends from Saturday, November 6 to Sunday, December 19.  It will feature one-of -a-kind, high quality, original artisan made gifts created by Red Brick Gallery Cooperative Member Artists: Mark DeWalt, Donna Edmonds, Blanche Hall,  Angela Taylor Hardwick, Andy Johnson, Nick J. Karellas, Dennis Keyes, Jason Floyd Lewis, Linda Thompson, and Cathy and Jack Trzeciak.  Special guest artists, Art Barlow, Rachel Brosnahan, Barbara Jewel-Proper, and Mari Yobp  will be show casing their artistic talents.  Gallery artists will be on hand to greet holiday shoppers throughout the holiday exhibit.

Plan to celebrate the season, combining shopping in the Red Brick Gallery and Gift Shop while attending one of ARCA’s Holiday performances: Honor the memory of ARCA founder Patricia Ann Steffee and celebrate the richness and abundance of the season on Sunday, November 21 at 2 PM as ARCA presents two international grand prizewinning pianists – CYNTHIA RAIM and DAVID ALLEN WEHR – performing on TWO grand pianos! Described as “irresistible” by Fanfare Magazine and “two gifted artists egging each other on to ever higher levels of musicianship, virtuosity and sheer fun.”

Give yourself the gift of A MAGICAL WURLITZER CHRISTMAS with the brilliant keyboard artistry of the incomparable Dave Wickerham on Sunday, December 12 at 2 PM in Foxburg’s Lincoln Hall.  One of the preeminent theatre organists acclaimed internationally, no one makes Lincoln Hall’s McKissick Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre organ sound more glorious or entertains our appreciative and enthusiastic audience better than Dave Wickerham!

Bring the entire family to celebrate the season with the heartwarming Christmas show by Singer, Songwriter, Comedian and Pianist CAHAL DUNNE on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at 2:00 PM in Lincoln Hall.

Red Brick Gallery Artists

Art Barlow has been carving since 1973.  He signed and numbered his first bird carving, a Greater Yellow Legs, and has logged every item since.  His most recent bird, a Horned Lark, was number 577.   He has also carved fish and various rock items.  For rock he uses a variety of soapstone, Pryophlite, which he brings from Newfoundland.

Barlow, retired from Clarion University where he taught in the Communication Department, lives in Clarion with his wife Charlotte.

Rachel Brosnahan

Rachel Brosnahan is a graphic designer and artist from Emlenton, Pennsylvania. She enjoys work in various mediums, including watercolors, photography, and hand-lettering, among others. She loves to be outdoors, and that is reflected as the subject in much of her art. Rachel is also on the board at The Coop art studio in Emlenton, where she has the privilege to teach children’s art classes.




Barbara Jewel-Proper

Barbara Jewel-Proper, is a native of Warren, PA and resident of Titusville, PA, who lived along the Allegheny River for twenty years, and now resides on the edge of Oil Creek State Park. Coming from five generations of women strong in the various fiber arts background, she is a multi-media artist working primarily within botanical-based themes.

Using indigenous wildflowers, leaves, and local garden variety plants, she is currently exploring botanical dyes and eco-printing on natural fabrics. Using these fabrics for practical, utilitarian purposes is her main objective.

She is actively involved in the arts community in Titusville, serving as Vice President of ORCA, the Oil Region Coalition of Artists, which partners with many of the service organizations in Titusville, PA.

Mari Yobp was born and raised in Japan.  She married and immigrated to the US in 2013.  She lived in Pittsburgh, Pa for 5 and a half years and then moved to Payette, ID in 2019.

Mari graduated from Musashino Art University in Toyoko in 2005, majored in oil painting and printmaking, particularly etching.  She learned more about etching in Il Bisonte International Printmaking School in Florence Italy in 2008. That year she made some etchings and watercolor works for an Art gallery exhibition and public competition. She taught art in middle schools for 7 years.

Since, Mari moved to the US, she taught Art classes for adults and teenagers at North Hills Art Center in Pittsburgh and has worked as a Sign Artist at Trader Joes’s for 2 years.  She also makes product signs and window painting for private businesses.

Mari has a passion for expressing nature’s subtle details that inspire her.