East Stroudsburg University starts academic year with new exhibit

September 4, 2018 by  

The Madelon Powers Gallery at East Stroudsburg University will be featuring the work of two artists from the area who create one-of-a-kind mixed media artifacts to start the exhibits for the academic year.

The exhibit, called ART/Craft/ART, will have jewelry created by Brienne Rosner and ceramics by Ellen Silberlicht.

Silberlicht commented that her work is a reflection of her journey in life. She traveled around the world for 25 years after she earned her B.F.A. from the Rochester Institute of Technology and is now living in her hometown of Honesdale, teaching art with a focus on pottery. She works primarily with clay but often combines the material with felt in the creation of her artistic pieces.

Rosner lives in Stroudsburg and uses jewelry to explore surfaces, spaces, and movement by creating intricate patterns in her designs. She said that she marries objects and images in her media pieces, which are not just decorations for clothing but are art in and of themselves.

Rosner serves as director of the galleries at the Peters Valley School of Crafts in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation area, in addition to having her own studio.

A reception will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, September 5, with the exhibit running through September 28. Promotional products can be used to make such exhibits known to both the college and the general community.