Sue O’Neill, theatre instructor and costume director at Seton Hill, conceived of Yarn Bomb Greensburg as a collaborative art education / social justice project that would engage the Seton Hill University campus community, Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, local schools and Greensburg merchants and residents in a collaborative effort to create colorful street art that could be recycled into blankets for community members in need.
Her idea worked. By the end of October, Greensburg had become a lot more colorful, and people throughout the city and region had come together in a variety of ways to create art and support each other.
Read all about the success of Yarn Bomb Greensburg in the Oct. 25 Tribune-Review story “Colorful ‘Bombing’ Brightens Greensburg.”
Photo above: Seton Hill visual & performing arts students take part in a fibers class at the Westmoreland Museum in preparation for Yarn Bomb Greensburg. Photo by Megan Vichich.
Photo right: Sister Ann Patrick Adams and Sister Marian Joseph Adams crochet to support Yarn Bomb. Photo By Sister Ann Infanger.