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Allegory Gallery Interviews
Allegory Gallery is a bead and art store located in Ligonier, PA, but we're so much more than that. Everything in the shop has a tale to tell, and here we will share some of those stories with you.
Apr 23, 2022
In this episode, we talk with Sarah Bullington about her life and her art. Due to a tumor, Sarah was blinded at the age of three. She hasn’t let that stop her from doing so much in her life though! In this episode, we chat with Sarah about how she makes jewelry, some of the challenges she faces and how she overcomes them, and her plans for the future. Be sure to visit Sarah on her Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/Busy-Bee-Artistry-LLC-386141738634395. See more about us at Allegory Gallery at https://www.allegorygallery.com.
Oct 11, 2019
13 - Cheryl Ann Lipstreu
In this episode, we talk with Cheryl Ann Lipstreu about her life, her art, and her time on Game Show Network’s Skin Wars. Cheryl Ann also discusses being an artist and activist, and how she uses her celebrity as a platform for good. Be sure to visit Cheryl Ann online at https://cherylannlipstreu.com. See more about us at Allegory Gallery at https://www.allegorygallery.com.
Aug 16, 2019
12 - Mandy Sirofchuck—Main Exhibit Gallery
In this episode, we talk with Mandy Sirofchuck of Main Exhibit Gallery in Ligonier, PA. Mandy and her husband, Paul, have just celebrated 25 years in business, and we speak with her about what it took to start their business and how their lives and the business have changed over the years. We hope that you’ll take a look at all they have to offer at www.mainexhibitgallery.com.
Aug 9, 2019
11 - Round Table with Kelly Russell, Christi Friesen, Andrew Thornton, & William Jones
In this open-table episode, we talk with Kelly Russell of Beadfuddled, Christi Friesen of Christi Friesen Originals, and Andrew Thornton of Allegory Gallery. Join us as we all speak openly and honestly about our lives as makers and artists including how selling, creating, and making a living have changed over the years. This episode is a bit different than many of our others as it's an open-table format and you're getting an un-censored and inside look at the thoughts and views of these wonderfully creative individuals!
Jun 6, 2019
In this episode, we talk with Kelly Russell of Beadfuddled and Andrew Thornton of Allegory Gallery. Join us as Kelly speaks openly and honestly about her life and the various challenges she’s faced. Just as she was on the brink of becoming quite famous and well-known in her field, she had to step back due to some heath and personal issues. Now, she’s regrouping and focusing on her next projects with a renewed sense of self. Tune in to find out more about her life, and how she’s working on and overcoming these difficulties. Be sure to follow Kelly on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kelly.russell.982
Apr 30, 2019
In this episode, we talk with Christi Friesen of Christi Friesen Originals and Andrew Thornton of Allegory Gallery. Christi has just recently completed her second teaching session with us here in Ligonier, PA, and we were excited to hear about her year of travel and all the plans that she has for the next few months! You can always find out what we have for sale of Christi's on our website at agbeads.com/christi
Mar 26, 2019
08—Clayton Hepler—Scamps Toffee
In this episode, we talk with Clayton Hepler, Chief of Sweets for Scamps Toffee here in Ligonier, PA. Scamps is a local candy and sweets shop here in Ligonier, and they've just recently expanded their operations. We talk with Clayton about his part in this process, and what it's meant for the business.
Feb 8, 2019
Many of our friends know Greg Ogden from Green Girl Studios, but not everyone knows about his other projects and interests. In this episode of Allegory Gallery Interviews, we speak with Greg about his inspirations, words of advice, and projects outside of Green Girl Studios. We would also like to thank Charles Howes and Greg for providing us with our new theme music for Allegory Gallery Interviews!
Dec 29, 2018
06—Nettie Wray—Switching Gears Outpost
Nettie Wray, a current resident of Ligonier, PA talks with William about the process of starting her own business. As a mother, grandmother, and someone with a day job, Nettie talks about why and how she has decided to fit jewelry making into her life and start her own business.
Nov 30, 2018
Jenn Tuschong, a current resident of Ligonier, PA, business owner, and mother of two, speaks with William about her work as an independent business owner making both jewelry and holistic body products. We speak about her inspirations, family, and words of wisdom for others who wish to pursue their own talents.
Oct 9, 2018
04—Liz Chumtong—Saki Silver
Liz Chumtong speaks with William about her work as President of Saki Silver, a bit about her past and traveling adventures, and touches on some of her struggles as a woman in the industry. She also mentions some of the other women in the industry who have inspired her and her work.
Sep 14, 2018
In this Special Edition of our podcast, we speak with Jen Palmer about her background, education, and her connection with art as a source of healing. This episode has been produced to coincide with Allegory Gallery's Ligonier Art Walk show with Jen, "Holding Space".
Sep 12, 2018
We speak with Diane Hawkey about her work, her history, and her inspirations. We also interview Andrew Thornton, Creative Director of Allegory Gallery, about meeting Diane and his take on her artwork.
Aug 14, 2018
01—Gina Chalfant—White Swan Studio
Today we interview Gina Chalfant of White Swan Illuminations/Studio about her pottery and bead-making career.