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Artifacts N Relics

Artifacts N Relics joining The Juniata Valley Winery Anniversary Event on Aug 12 Meet the artist: Artifacts N Relics
We look forward to welcoming central Pennsylvania based Artifacts N Relics to our Anniversary event.  Owner and artist Mike is a former student of graphic design at Berks Technical Institute and believes that art can  provide a small escape from the real world and can make us smile, even if just for a minute.  Mike embraced his artistic side as a child and by fine-tuning his techniques and continuing to always learn new skills, he has been able to  turn his passion into a career.  His art is inspired by his raw materials: vintage and forgotten items such as coins, watch parts, ink pen nibs, and even bullet casings. He breathes new life into these often cast aside bits and pieces by turning them into one of a kind  jewelry and accoutrements. With a website that boasts collections such as “Ancient, Steampunk, Bullet Casing Jewelry, and Vintage” Artifacts N Relics is definit…

Connie Bowsman

Vendor/Artisan at the 5th Annual Anniversary Event at The Juniata Valley Winery Aug 12th

"Assembled wood sculptures. All made from reclaimed wood"
We are excited to introduce a new participant to our Anniversary event. Juniata County native Connie Bowsman is a self taught artist who specializes in wood sculpture and enjoys exploring new styles and mediums.  For her sculptures, the majority of her raw materials are gathered from fallen trees and branches that she gathers from the forest and riverside.
"I find my inspiration from seeing beauty in the broken. Pretty things have dents and scratches, too. Foraged wood has amazing texture. Throw in the upcycling element, and it's a win-win situation!" An eclectic blend of human and animal figures, Connie’s designs are as exquisite as they are unique.  In addition to her reclaimed wood pieces, Connie will bring along a sampling of her original canvas paintings, pebble art, and handcrafted jewelry.  Examples of Connie’s ar…

JVW is preparing for the 5th Anniversary Celebration

5 YEARS, where does the time go? Aug 12th will mark the 5th Anniversary of The Juniata Valley Winery and the Wilson House B&B and as is tradition, we will celebrate with enthusiasm!  Friday Aug 11th, we kick off the celebration with live music from our favorite 80's rock band, Avenue E, craft vendors and delicious food.  Friday is also your last chance to enter our grand prize drawing! (Stop by any Friday Night Music event for more info & to be entered into the drawing.)  Saturday, August 12th, the fun continues when the "doors" open at 9:30 am.  Artisan and craft vendor booths will open for shopping, and chair massages will be available throughout the day.  Other events on the schedule include basket weaving classes at  9:30 & 1:30 (pre-registration is required), a cash prize Corn Hole tournament begins at 10:30 am, and from 10am-12 noon,  the  Juniata High School band will perform.  Throughout the day, there will be children’s activities as well.  In additi…