Memories of Idora Park
Most of us first visited Idora Park on a bus – the annual school pinic; later on a date or a family day at the park recalling a slow ride on the Idora Limited R.R., the winding tunnel of the Windmill Rapids, and a hug and a kiss when the cover of the Caterpillar came over us. Can you taste the hot dog on a stick or greasy Idora French Fries from a paper cone? As we walk, we hear the sounds of the children in Kiddieland; music from the Carousel’s Band Organ; screams from the Jackrabbit and Wildcat; the laughter of the mechanical Fun House Lady. The lazy-hazy days of summer of yesterday and the aroma of popping corn and cotton candy complete this lasting moment.
- Price of Small Matted Print is $69.00 and Large Matted Print is $129.00
- Price of Small Framed Print is $159.00 and Large Framed Print is $249.00
Shipping & Handling:
- Small Matted Print is $15.00
- Large Matted Print is $20.00
- Small Framed Print is $90.00
- Large Framed Print is $120.00
If you’re purchasing multiple pieces that will be shipped to the same address, please call us at 724-773-0306 to place your order. You will get a lower shipping rate.
Giclee Print of an Original Pastel Painting
~ Pastel Artist ~
Gary Means, a native of Beaver County, Pennsylvania, developed an early interest in Commercial Art. In 1965 this resulted in an Associate Degree from Universal Art Academy, Pittsburgh, PA where he also taught for three years.
His early passion for illustration as a teenager led him to create “Parables in Pastels.
His illustrated themes and stories from the Bible and many other subjects, using pastels, special lighting effects, and background music, rendered a finished painting, LIVE, before the audience in less than 25 minutes!
He took his “Parables in Pastels” on the road which traveling locally and throughout the country, painting, speaking, and preaching the gospel to many churches, groups, and organizations.
In 1999, a commission from the Cranberry Twp. Historical Society to illustrate a book on the History of Cranberry Twp., led to an interest in recreating scenes from the 1940’s and 1950’s of nostalgic Beaver County locations.
These scenes remain popular and continue to conjure treasured memories to this day.
Gary and his wife, Marty, are now retired and living in Economy Borough , PA
Most of his paintings can be purchased as Giclee Prints, with some originals still available.