Philadelphia artist presents woven art

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 1, 2014

BLOOMSBURG—Moved by current environmental issues and social roles, artist Emily Schnellbacher, of Philadelphia, delivers a proactive display of multimedia art with her show “One Thread Within a Woven Web,” presented at Bloomsburg University.

The show will be held at Haas Gallery of Art, located on the second floor of Haas Center, from Tuesday, Oct. 14, to Tuesday, Nov. 18. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.

The closing reception will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with an artist lecture at 1:15 p.m. All gallery events are free and open to the public.

Emily Schnellbacher

Schnellbacher has worked with watercolors, soft sculpture, installation art and photography. In her show “One Thread Within a Woven Web,” she utilizes fiber and cloth materials to create vibrant pieces. Although the issue of environmental change and social responsibility plays a central role in this work, each piece remains open to interpretation allowing individuals to create their own artistic associations throughout the show.

Schnellbacher received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, Ind., and a Master of Fine Arts from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. She has presented both solo and group shows with recent exhibits at The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, New York; The Art Factory, Paterson, N.J.; Pentimenti Gallery and Gallery 128, both in Philadelphia; and Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.