Allegory – def. a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
Allegory Gallery in Ligionier PA is more than just a bead store! It has a sense of style all its own, it fosters creativity and community, and supports the arts in myriad forms. The work of Andrew Thornton and William Jones, it is a retail and gallery space that I could see myself frequenting… if it werent 4+ hours away! I was thrilled to exhibit there, and glad it gave me a reason to go for a visit.
The shop is a feast for the eyes. From original architectural details of painted tin wainscoting, to vintage glass dishes displaying beads, there is so much to see. The space is shared with a wonderful used book store, staffed by friendly, fun people. I am sorry I did not have more time there! There are beads, glass and stone – your staples and more unusual finds as well. I did manage to shop a bit – of course! Just a few treasures, but such good ones! Those Mother-of-pearl quatrefoils are so perfect, something Medieval, images, resin…
And yes – a few pictures from the opening. (Photo credit – A. Thornton, borrowed from Allegory Gallery page.) It was a pleasure to spend time with local people, and friends who traveled into town. (Thanks Terri and Sue!)
Laughing at the camera phones.
My Mixed media collages on the gallery wall.
My mixed media pieces in a very stylish case!
Thanks all for a wonderful show opening! The exhibit will run until May 2, 2014.
If you are in the area – dont miss this great gallery and shop!
Allegory Gallery is located at 139 E. Main St Ligonier, PA.