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Sheffield artisans unite

September 17, 2010
Paintings, photography, scented candles, glass etchings, and woodwork lined the walls and tables of a brand new artistry center in Sheffield. Artists and organizers of the Main Street Artisans gathered for their grand opening at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Guests of the opening celebration were able to enjoy doughnuts, apple cider and wine from Allegheny Cellars Winery as they browsed the artwork and crafts. Talks of forming an artistry began three years ago, though organizers met just this past June to get things started and share their art with the community. “We’ve been talking about doing this for a while now,” said artist Janice Lyle. “Some of us met up over the summer to get everything together.” “A storefront recently opened up and we were fortunate enough to be able to have it,” Main Street Artisans President Kristi Kulka said. “It’s nice to be right here on Main St.” Original art and hand crafted items are available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Thursday through Sunday at 29 South Main St. Anyone interested in joining the artisans group is welcome to call (814) 968-3906.

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Times Observer photo by Kara White
Sheffield artists gather
Pictured from left to right: Genny Elms, Secretary of Main Street Artisans; Kristi Kulka, President; Marilyn Dunkle, watercolors; Melody Mead, slate painting; Donna Anderson, jewelry design; Gloria Roell, photography; Randy Melquist, glasswork; Janice Lyle, fiber art; and Leon Edmiston, woodwork. Artists not available for the opening were: Bruce Melquist, wood turning; Evelyn McNeal, oil painting; Shirley Corelli, soaps, scents and candles; and Dave Fitch, photography.



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