The Elk County Council on the Arts, (ECCOTA) is a local non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the cultural enrichment of the residents of Elk County by expanding the opportunity for public participation in the arts.
Visit the ECCOTA gallery located at 237 Main Street
Ridgway, PA 15853
Your Fired Pottery- Stacie Johnson- Leske LIVE DEMO
121 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853
Artist Stacie Johnson Leske is a newcomer to the Ridgway area from Hanover, PA, focusing on wheel-thrown pottery in gritless white stoneware. Leske's greatest influence in her pottery is dance, with the wheel providing the rhythm, the movement of the clay as the body, and the beautiful glazes as the costumes. Stacie will be performing ceramic wheel demonstrations throughout the day in her booth under the “Bingo Pavilion”
Peaces of Me- Cherly Oknefski
61 Eskel Lane, Ridgway, PA 15853
Cheryl Oknefski, owner of Peaces of Me, works in many mediums such as Knitting, Chainsaw carving; Handmade jewelry made from rough gems and found items; tye dying; and many other crafty endeavors. She is also an organic farmer, Reiki practitioner, and Yoga instructor. (Privates classes are available in Ridgway and St. Mary's)
Stephanie Distler Artisan Jewelry
Stephanie works out of her home-based garden studio where her love of the natural environment can play out by her hand with hammer, saw and torch. Developing jewelry for clients in love with texture, color and movement finished cleanly is her concentration. The designs include hand created closures, ear wires, and beads for a complete flow of thought through each piece combining art and function.
Making photographs is one of my biggest joys in life. It might sound cliche, but I find such such beauty in everything around me. I feel that it is my job and responsibility to document what others may miss along the way. I aim to capture authentic moments in time.
I learned my passion for photography from my dad, Anthony, who discovered a love for manual film photography later in life. I am honored to carry out his love for the art and humbled with the opportunity to carry on his legacy.
Johnson is a passionate wildlife artist who prefers to work with graphite and a splash of color. Drawing and presenting images of the region and often times, a little bit more. Whether your favorite critter, your family pet or your home or cabin - it's his passion. "I just want people to enjoy my work longer than it took me to create it."