Painter featured at Red Brick Gallery in Foxburg

From staff reports

The Red Brick Gallery in Foxburg, which is part of the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts, will open its 2022 season by featuring the works of Butler painter Paul Means.

The exhibit, which features paintings of western Pennsylvania rural landscapes, wildlife, and portraits, will be open on weekends from Friday, April 8, through Sunday, May 15.

The gallery is located on the second floor of the historic Gallery on Main Street in Foxburg, overlooking the Allegheny River.

Means said he has always wanted to be an artist and, after a stint in the Air Force as a sign painter, he obtained formal training at the now-defunct Ivy School of Professional Art in Pittsburgh.

This training expanded his skills in color theory, design, and composition, which allowed him to experiment in many media and styles.

Later, while working for a church restoration company, Means gained the skills of classic craftsman gold-leafing, wood graining, and faux marbling.

This also allowed him to work with a team of artists on large-scale murals and mosaics.

A “meet the artist” reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 10. This will follow a 2 p.m. concert by Nathan Carterette titled “Poets of the Piano” in Lincoln Hall at the Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts.

The concert will feature the music of Rachmaninoff, Tschaikovsky, and Prokofiev.

The cost for the concert is $25 for adults, $20 for ARCA members, and $5 for students.

Tickets may be purchased at or by calling (724) 659-3153.