Allegory Gallery Interviews
  • Allegory Gallery
13 episodes
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.

Episodes

13 - Cheryl Ann Lipstreu
2019 Oct 1238m 28s
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.
12 - Mandy Sirofchuck—Main Exhibit Gallery
2019 Aug 1637m 21s
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.
11 - Round Table with Kelly Russell, Christi Friesen, Andrew Thornton, & William Jones
2019 Aug 1055m 21s
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.
10—Kelly Russell
2019 Jun 0749m 39s
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.
09—Christi Friesen
2019 May 0136m 32s
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!
08—Clayton Hepler—Scamps Toffee
2019 Mar 2718m 12s
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.
07—Greg Ogden
2019 Feb 0915m 11s
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.
06—Nettie Wray—Switching Gears Outpost
2018 Dec 2918m 45s
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.
05—Jenn Tuschong—JNTCreations
2018 Nov 3014m 48s
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.
04—Liz Chumtong—Saki Silver
2018 Oct 1014m 26s
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.