Friday, September 07, 2007

New Featured Artist with other Exhibits

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The Historic Johnsonburg Community Center



Artists in Gallery

  • *Featured artist Krysta Fitch, whom is a ’05 JAHS grad, show titled ‘Paint the World Gray… So You Can Imagine Your Own Colors’
  • *Special display of WWll paintings from a German prisoner of war on loan from Lillian Lynch
  • *Also with:
    Colton Delong, Cameo Parana and other Johnsonburg artists past and present.
  • *15th 2-4 and 7-9 Reception for Fitch
  • 22nd, 11-1 meet the artist during Alumni Weekend (same time frame as ‘A Celebration Brunch’ for Alumni & friends)
  • *A History through Quilting- showcasing local fiber artists through the past and present 2nd floor Johnsonburg Community Center
  • *JBG Historical Museum is open!!! 2nd floor JCC
    Johnsonburg Community Center
  • *Art Café/Internet Café open with refreshments and displays from the town’s history 1st floor
  • Farmer’s Market every Wed. 2-4:30 in the JBG Municipal Parking Lot Rt. 219 call for details dates left—Sept 5, 12, 19 & 26 then Oct 3, 10 & 17
  • Tours of the Historic Johnsonburg Community Center during Alumni Weekend Brunch on the 22nd
  • A Celebration Brunch’ for Johnsonburg Alumni & Friends, Saturday, 22nd 11-1 in the JBG Community Center

    *All during the Autumn Harvest Festival

Saturday, August 25, 2007


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Attention All Shutterbugs
Northern Exposure Photography and Custom Framing will be hosting an Amateur Photography Contest during the Annual Autumn Harvest Festival Market Street Johnsonburg , September 15, 2007.

Participation will be limited to Elk county residents.There will be three categories to enter in:

1.) " No place like home" : the 'Burg .
2.) Scenery( landscapes, seascapes, vistas) ,
3.) Nature( flowers,animal, trees, birds).
There will be three entry levels: 1-6 grades , 7-12 grades , including 2007 graduating seniors, and adults of all ages.

The winners of each category will be displayed at Northern Exposure in Milliard Antiques Store 521 Market St. in Johnsonburg.
A People's Choice vote will take place separately on the day of the Festival with the all the entrants photos at Northern Exposure in Milliard Antiques.

*Stop in at Northern Exposure for any questions or help!

Northern Exposure Photography photo contest rules

1) Enjoy photography.
2) Only non-professional photographers are eligible to enter the contest.
Photographers earning less than $500.00 are welcome . Northern Exposure
has final judgment on all other cases .
3) Shutterbugs must reside in Elk county, Pennsylvania.
4) No more than (1) photo per category per person .
5) All photos must be matted or framed in some way to allow to be hung for display.
6) Each entry must have identification on the back of each photo with : name , address, phone, category, & age group .

Photos can be dropped off at Northern Exposure in the Milliard antiques store ,
starting September 8th, 2007 then the photos will be judged on Friday, September 14th.

*Last minute entries please be at Northern Exposure no later than 10:00 am Friday the 14th to allow ample time for preparation.

Any matted or framed photo up to 16 x 20 is eligible.

If anyone needs help with a project call 965-5735 or stop in to the store .

Have fun!!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

My table with pendants and herbs

The new pendants made their debut at the Johnsonburg Farmer's Market today.
At my table I had hot peppers(Portugal, Italian Roasters and Hungarian Hot Wax) along with herbs and edible flowers for sale.
The Market went beautifully with 3 more new vendors today.
Lots and lots of produce!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Shrinking Art Pendant Making

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I am very much enjoying making these pendants out of shrinkable plastic lately.
My daughter has this great shirt with some fun designs and color combos that
have been making their way into these little works of art.
Prisma colors work wonderful as well as Sharpies and permanent fine markers.
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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Gallery funstuff

Beading Supplies being carried and growing
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A mixed media fiber doll in the making

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felt coat embellished artdoll
felt coat embellished artdoll
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New kitten Delilah Marta Vanilla

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new kitty Delilia Marta Vanilla8
My baby Bee named the kitties last 2 names and then the first part was all me for I kinda like that song from Plain White T's. Marta is from our lovely grey cat that just passed and the vanilla is because she loves everything about vanilla ;)

Jakob's Hollow played July 28th, at the Historic Johnsonburg Community Center as part of the Elk County Summer Concert Series

It was a wonderful evening all around with this talented group from Potter County.
Please click on their site and also the Songwriter's Round Table for more on them and their friends. The Roundtable is a songwriter's showcase in an "in the round" where each month they present songwriter's from around the country sharing their songs and the stage at the Denton Hill Ski Lodge.
I was invited as a guest display jewelry artisan & fiberartist and will be at the October 6th event.
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Parrish Reception

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The Johnsonburg Farmer's Market
Location: Johnsonburg Senior Center, Rt. 219, Center Street
2-4pm Wednesday August 8th, 2007

Farmer's Market August 1st '07
Stephanie Distler coordinator/market manager •
Your Market is listed on the site LOCAL HARVEST

The 8th, will bring even more seasonal produce, baked goods, locally made products, antiques and more!!!!


*****This week brings wild blueberries!

******also during the Market will be a Rummage Sale up at the Johnsonburg Community Building from 1-4 on the 8th ....

Recipe of the week featuring ZUCCHINI :

Zucchini Lasagna - Low Carb
Great for anyone going low carb OR who has so many zucchini, they don't know what to do!!

50 min 20 min prep

2 1/2 cups zucchini, sliced 1/4 inch thick (about 2 medium)
1/2 lb lean beef ground
1/4 cup onions, chopped
2 small tomatoes, cut up
1 (6 ounce) can tomatoe paste
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup water
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 egg
3/4 cup low fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon flour
Cook zucchini until tender, drain and set aside. Fry meat and onions until meat is brown and onions are tender; drain fat. Add next 8 ingredients and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered 10 minutes or until reduced to 2 cups.
In small bowl slightly beat egg.
Add cottage cheese, half of shredded cheese and flour.
In (1 1/2-qt.) baking-roasting pan arrange half of the meat mixture. Top with half of the zucchini and all the cottage cheese mixture. Top with remaining meat and zucchini.
Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.
Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer.
Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Note: when using fresh herbs double the amounts


*In general, the Market is open rain or shine. If rain is coming, we may open early, but we won't close unless dangerous weather seems likely. We will close for big thunderstorms with nearby lightening strikes or high winds. We want our vendors and customers to be safe. But we are not deterred by mere rain and we hope that you won't be either. Bring your umbrella!

*Any Farmer, artist, musician, craftsmen, restaurant, local business or organizations interested in setting up Wednesdays 2-4pm, even for promotion purposes, please call:
Stephanie at #512-1209 for details.


and for
CuRbsidE MarKeTiNg
Farmer's Market August 1st '07
last weeks market, Aug. 1st, with Merv Kemmer and his daughter April

From the vendors to your car!
Rt. 219 Johnsonburg in front of the Senior Center

Available products for Wednesday's Market:

* features new items

fresh produce:
*Wild blueberries
*green tomatoes and perhaps some red this week
*asst. peppers hot, sweet and ethnic varieties
new potatoes(red & white skinned)
green beans
yellow beans
summer squash
Italian Beans
Swiss Chard

Curly Leaf Parsley
Lemon Balm '07 Herb of the Year'

Goods.. Baked, canned and packaged:
*Zucchini Bread
*peanut butter cookies

pepperoni bread
maple syrup
Goat Milk Fudge
Swedish Rye
Banana Nut
Danish Sour Dough Bread
Raisin Bread
Cinnamon Rolls
homemade mustard
Smoked Cheeses: Cooper Sharp/Hot Pepper
***other asst. baked goods will be available each week


Potted plants:
trumpet vine
Spruce Trees
Pine Trees

Wooden Bowls

August Schedule for the Historical Johnsonburg Community Building and The Flemish House Art Gallery
-A History Through Quilting showcasing local fiber artists through the past and present 2nd floor Johnsonburg Community Building
-Johnsonburg History Museum open!!!
-Amateur Photography Contest winners will be featured during the town Autumn Harvest Festival Sponsored by Bill Warmbrodt of Northern Exposure
-Farmer’s Market every Wed. 2-4 in front of the JBG Senior Center on Rt. 219 call for details
-Featured Artist Andrea Parrish photographer July/August, 'Painting with Light'
-18th outside Movie Night featuring 'Barnyard' on the promenade & playground w/refreshments
-24th Summer Concert Series ‘Friday Niters’ on the promenade including refreshments for sale

******An Ethnic Festival is being scheduled for the Holiday months. If you are interested in setting up with your art, product, prepared food, craft, etc. please call or email me.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Johnsonburg Farmer's Market

Johnsonburg Farmer's Market sign
T H E Johnsonburg Farmer's Market
Location: Johnsonburg Senior Center, Rt. 219, Center Street
2-4pm Wednesday


Local Farmer's, businesses and bakers will arrive with:
  • Swedish Rye, Banana Nut, Danish Sour Dough Bread and antique baskets/cookbooks
  • new potatoes(red & white skinned) kohlrabi, lettuce, onions, green/yellow beans, radishes, gooseberries, trumpet vine, Spruce Trees, cherry & currant jelly, maple syrup, etc.
  • Corn, broccoli, peppers, cucumbers, garlic and beets
  • Couscous, breads, hummus, soup & dip mixes, bulk grains, Goat Milk Fudge & Goat Milk Soap, etc.
  • fresh herbs & assorted baked goods

Every week will show something different with the changing seasons and crops.

Last week fresh Vegetable Basil Beef Soup and straight from the oven Cheese and Herb Pizza was available!

*In general, the Market is open rain or shine. If rain is coming, we may open early, but we won't close unless dangerous weather seems likely. We will close for big thunderstorms with nearby lightening strikes or high winds. We want our vendors and customers to be safe. But we are not deterred by mere rain and we hope that you won't be either. Bring your umbrella!

*Any Farmer, artist, musician, craftsmen, restaurant, local business or organizations interested in setting up Wednesdays 2-4pm, even for promotion purposes, please call:
Stephanie at #512-1209 for details.

Johnsonburg Farmer's Market on wed july 18

Nothing prepares you for the summer months
more than your local Farmer's Market!!!!
Call ahead if possible or give email for a new listing every week

Monday, July 23, 2007

My Marta

She was loved so very much.
She passed this afternoon around 5.
She was perfectly fine yesterday with rolling in the catnip and chasing a mouse last evening. She even jumped up on the table while I was sorting strands of beads. I would drag them across her while she batted them about.

I took her in this morning after she just would not get up to walk.
All she would do was cry and growl. They operated and found her full of cancer.
I just wanted so badly to bring her home from the Vet, I just wanted her back....
She was such a sweet spirit and I could not have her go through anymore pain.
She was 13

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Painting With Light

Andrea Parrish Artist Reception
Friday July 13th, 7-9pm.
during the
Johnsonburg Holy Rosary Festival
The Gallery will be open special hours during the festival Friday, Saturday & Sunday 6pm-?
The Flemish House Art Gallery
Location: 600 Market Street, Johnsonburg, Pa. 15845
Stephanie Distler coordinator/owner manager •
In the Historic New York Penna. Community Building on the 1st floor, corner of Bridge and Market Streets
HOURS: T-W-TH 10am-1pm and Thursday evening 5-8*call 512.1209 to reach me for I could be in the Ladies Parlor Studio of the building on the 3rd floor
The Flemish House Art Gallery Featuring
Artist Andrea Parrish
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small postcard back
Parrish is a 1996 graduate of Johnsonburg Area High School and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Edinboro University in 2002.
Her 'straight photography' style can be seen in her landscapes, portraiture and the details of single subject matter in her work.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


I am going to carry unusual beads in the gallery!
Semi-precious, seeds, lampwork and unique glass will be
available along with artdoll forms & cabachons, nymo, needles, etc..
Instruction will be available during gallery hours on design & technique
BEADS beads
BEADS beads
AND MORE BEADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Art In Beads, Art in Glass

The Featured Showing for June is:

My ArtDoll tiles

At The Flemish House Art Gallery/Studio
600 Market Street
Johnsonburg, Pa. 15845

OPENHOUSE SCHEDULED: Saturday June 9th, 10am-3pm

Come meet the artists and also enjoy a workshop/lecture on African Kazuri beads by artist Lois Raubenstrauch during the 6/9 event !!!!

With Grover Slater, Brenda Nicklas of Laughing Dog Mosaics, Pat Eckstrom, Lori Elias, Bobbi Ann Shaffer, Erin Dixon Chorney, Stephanie Distler, Lois Raubenstrauch and more!

Pat's Etsy shoot109
A study by artist Pat Eckstrom

Brenda Nicklas's mosaic of a damaged fairy, very large panel

Bobbi Ann Shaffer Designs with her hankies using the netting technique w/seed beads

close-up of freestyle bead embroidery technique with bead artist Stephanie Distler

The many lives of glass brought to you in the form of beads and mosaics during the month of
June at the Gallery on the corner of Bridge and Market Street in downtown Johnsonburg.

Utilizing Beads as an art form is such a unique portrayal of color, texture and movement for the eye to drink in and then to pair beads with the art of mosaics is a perfect combination for the senses.
HOURS: Tues-Wed-Thurs 10am-1pm and then Thursday evenings 5-8pm
call to schedule in off hours
Call 814.965.2873 or 814.512.1209 for dates and times

Armstrong Opera House theatre interview

Armstrong Opera House theatre3, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

Yesterday morning I received a call from WJAC and Dave Roush
to schedule an interview with the owner of our town Opera House.
The piece ran at 6 and 11 that same day and went beautifully, here
is the link and footage

Saturday, May 19, 2007

I have been spinning in life

You see below just some of the activity that I have been setting up, organizing and
pulling off along with the running the Gallery, writing articles for the papers, setting
up classes, starting a coffee shop/art cafe', heading up focus groups for the town, serving
on committees/boards, not to mention running my wonderfully patient family, etc. etc.
The 17th was a focus group held in what was our Theatre/Opera house in which I coordinated and the owner hosted. He is in charge of coordinating the next and then that person will host and so on.
The now owner wants to reopen this wonderful landmark in our history!!! He gave a tour and
proposed changes/restorations he is working towards. I have pics and will post them later.
The Gateway Art League Alliance is planning a road trip to cull knowledge to use towards
helping him for we are talking at least $2 m with the hope for $3.5 m. The one theatre we are visiting is the Barrow Civic Theatre in Franklin Pa., for they received in all $2 m.

District artshow in our gym at The Historic Johnsonburg Community Center.

District Artshow
Elementary and HS art teachers, organizers of the District artshow.
They are two brand new art teachers this year whom in their very ambitious ways decided to
organize our first district artshow. It was a lovely display of K-12 works.
Elementary and HS art teachers organizers of the District Artshow
The show took up the entire gymnasium so, we needed to place the refreshments
in what will be the ART CAFE'. I am going to pick up the little oak craftsmenstyle
tables today as well as the original library style tables that were in the original
library housed in the building. Artwork will be hung as an extension of my gallery
and have a coffee house/internet cafe' housed here also.
future room to house gallery ART CAFE'
A quilt show will be held in July and here you see one of Pat Workman's pieces that
will be displayed.
Pat Workman's modernistic quilt
Wm. Workman is the artist for April/May and here he is showing a life in photography
during his artist meet-up the same day.
Artist Wm. Workman display of his photos through his life
A few of his admirers; Goergeanne Freeburg(curator of the new Historical Museum
housed with us), her grandson Jared and Mr. Parks our executive director's 94 year
old Father.
Artist meetup attendees

Monday, May 14, 2007

Thea and Donnie prom '07

Here you see my Mom, dd and her man before her first prom.
She is getting too much of a woman, she needs to be having picnics under the Sugar Maple in the backyard ;)
She is so beautiful!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!, originally uploaded by mossnbeads.

Lovely little missing teeth woman!
I pray everyone is having a wonderful Holiday with Family and Friends.


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