Wild Jungle Challenge

It's been awhile since our last design kit challenge!  After doing challenges for over nine years, almost 60 challenges, and sending out thousands of kits around the world... we thought that we were going to close this chapter on offerings at Allegory Gallery. But then I had a wonderfully wild dream and I knew we weren't done just yet.  Let's go on a little adventure... sweat trickles down
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We Hope to See You in Milwaukee!

It’s that time of the year again! Preparations are going full tilt to get ready for Bead & Button in Milwaukee! We’ll be sharing a table again this year with our family at Green Girl Studios (and they’re going to have some really beautiful new things for you, too). We always love going to shows, but because we’re a small store, we often don’t get to attend as many as we’d like. So,
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Upcoming Ligonier Art Walk

We in Ligonier are getting very excited about the Spring 2018 Ligonier Art Walk, and at Allegory Gallery, we’re especially proud to announce that we’ll have Kitsch Harris back on the wall with his latest collection, “Forgotten Vistas”! We’ll also be hosting a trunk show from Dakota Stones, and we can’t want to see what gorgeous new gemstones they have for us this time around! The
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Some VERY Exciting News!

When we started this adventure nearly seven years ago, we could not have foreseen how our little dream would grow, evolve, and include so many amazing people. Through hard work and a deep commitment, we have nurtured our small business as a place that fosters friendship, creative exploration, and individual expression. It seems like every day there are stories about businesses like ours closing their
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Honor Mystery Challenge

The first time that I met Jen Palmer, I had just moved to Pennsylvania and she messaged me on Twitter.  We became fast friends.  What could have turned out dreadfully wrong ended up becoming something quite wonderful.  I've admired her work for a long time, whether it's her photography, encaustics, or paintings.  She has a sensitivity, that illuminates whatever her subject matter
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Yearning Mystery Challenge

The first time that I saw Christi Friesen's work, I looked through a window into a room off an atrium in a mansion in Tucson, Arizona.  The exuberance and curiosity in her work was evident.  Looking at her work, I could see someone who explored themes in nature and did so with whimsy.  We recently had an opening of Christi's work and I picked, "Yearning" to focus on.  This piece
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Inspired by Reading Book Club 2017/2018 Reading List

September 2017 — “A Marriage of Opposites” by Alice HoffmanOctober 2017 — “Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret AtwoodNovember 2017 — “The Bean Trees” by Barbara KingsolverDecember 2017January 2018 — “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” by Johnathan Safran FoerFebruary 2018 — “The Watchmaker of Filigree Street” by Natasha PulleyMarch 2018 — “The Valley of Amazement”
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Kaleidoscope Mystery Competition

We've been having so much fun with the competition challenges recently!  The Forest Journey and the Water & Fire Mystery Competitions were all huge successes and we saw so many amazing things!  It's sort of surprising, because when we started doing the challenges, we never really wanted to do competitions.  Our goal was to inspire people to create and challenge themselves creatively.
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Grow Mystery Challenges

One of the things that we wanted to do with our upcoming challenges is to integrate it a little more with the artwork that we exhibit in the shop.  We bring in such amazing talent and we want to share that with others and use that to inspire others to create.  For our first Design Kit inspired by art, we are featuring the work of Mystele Kirkeeng.  Currently her show, "Wonder Works"
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Evening Serenade Mystery Challenge

I remember summer days when we'd stay out until the streetlamps came on.  My mom would hang sheets on the line during the day and we'd have to rush around, gathering them up in this particular blue-grey light before we went in.  Whites and blues seemed almost electric in this dark that was not quite dark.  All around us, mockingbirds launched into love ballads and there was a raucous
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