November reCreate featured artist Emily Manalo Ruiz

Emily Ruiz Urban fabric remnants Our reCreate featured artist of November, Emily Manalo Ruiz, is a California native living and working in Philadelphia.  She is an artist that uses stained and tattered fabric scraps.  Her work evokes a sense of catharsis through reinterpretation of the past. Emily Ruiz Urban   Using salvaged textiles, Ruiz stitches past experiences into reverent stories with a sense of nostalgia, longing and, sometimes, hope. Emily recently came into The Resource Exchange to find fitting fabric scraps for a work that was commissioned by Urban Outfitters.  The completed work is her largest to date at 13 x 6 feet and is hanging in the new Malibu Urban Outfitters now. It is inspired by the colors and landscape of Malibu. Emily M. Ruiz Folmar Urban commision Emily's newest work made from fabric scraps is hanging in our reCreate Gallery in The Resource Exchange for the month of November, so make sure to come by and check it out!  Emily has previously shown work at URBN's Gallery at 543, Breeze Block Gallery, Momenta Art, Family Business, Philadelphia City Hall, The University of Newcastle, The University of South Carolina, The International School of Painting, Drawing & Sculpture & Benedict College. Ruiz received her Certificate (Fashion Studies) in 2011 from Moore College of Art & Design and her BFA (Painting and Art History) in 2002 from The University of South Carolina. Find our more about Emily and her work on her website. Interested in learning more about use of fabric scraps?  Come to our free November reCreate workshop with textile expert Leslie Sudock of Ready to Hand: Saori Philadelphia.  It's this Sunday, November 10th from 1pm-4pm.  RSVP and invite your friends! FACEBOOK event page, or email us:, or call at 267-997-0060  
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