PRESS PHOTOS BY ED COURRIERA trio of bassoonists provide soothing music at the top of the landing inside the Emmaus Historical Society’s Main Street headquarters during SnowBlast 2019. Flanked by her private students, at left, Caroline Junker and Rowan Milne, at right, is bassoon instructor Ariel Scholz from St. Ann School. Both girls attend Emmaus High School. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Bringing a historical perspective to the SnowBlast fun are Emmaus Historical Society members, from left, Vice President Patricia Mabus, Katrina Wieand, President Jeanne Harakal and Andrew Kerstetter. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
ABOVE: Emmaus-based musician Rhys Williams serenades artists and visitors at SnowBlast headquarters. Displayed behind him are photo contest entries. Story and additional photos appear on Page A14. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Turkish water marbling artist Sumeyra Burcu Yayla holds work she had just created using pigments that floated on the surface of the treated water in the tray in front of her. Each print is a one-of-a-kind. Her son Fatih is also skilled in what is also called Ebru art. He attends Willow Lane Elementary School. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Emmaus Arts Commission members Lauren Kuhn and Joe Fritz greet visitors at SnowBlast headquarters, 304 Main St., Emmaus. Kuhn said the group organizes an annual juried photo contest, student film festival and other events throughout the year. “We’re always looking for new members,” she added. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Gabriella Cox and her mom Martina have some colorful fun at one of the interactive art installations at Triangle Park. The Cox family live just across the Emmaus Borough border in Allentown. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
“I like to name my paintings when they’re finished, ’cause I don’t know exactly where they are going to go,” Bernadette Goetz, of Emmaus-based BernadetteDesigns LLC, said. Goetz is working the piece upside-down to let gravity assist with the vegetation she is adding to the foreground. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
The Menendez family of artists from Lower Macungie Township paint together as “Maltas con Leche.” From left is Rafael Menendez with daughters Caterina, Lola, Frida and Jubilee. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
PRESS PHOTOS BY ED COURRIERRoy Witten, from Sculpted Ice Works, skillfully carves a delicate snowflake out of a block of ice with a chain saw in Triangle Park. Copyright - © Ed Courrier
Emmaus gets lucky with 13th annual SnowBlast
Sunny skies and ‘balmy’ 30 degree weather greeted art enthusiasts at the 13th annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival Feb. 2 in downtown Emmaus. After the recent bout of snow and bitter subzero temperatures, folks were able to enjoy a day of activities centered around Emmaus Triangle Park without worrying about frostbite.
The family-friendly event, hosted by the Emmaus Arts Commission, featured local artist demonstrations, ice sculpture and wood carving, “Palette Walk” scavenger hunt, winter crafts, live music, ice skating performances by the SnowBlast Ice Princess and interactive art activities.
The Emmaus Historical Society, Emmaus Public Library and more than two dozen local businesses participated in, or contributed to, the well-attended festivities.
For more information, visit emmausarts.org.