Adria Renee Artist Talk & Reception

Adria Renee Artist Talk & Reception

Wednesday, October 11, 2023

Join us for a conversation and reception with artist Adria Renee about her work, inspiration, and collection at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on October 11th from 5:30-7:00pm.

Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design graduate student and award winning “geek couturier” Adria Renee examines the intersections of fashion and fandom through the beloved American classic, STAR WARS in her master's thesis exhibition “A Woman’s Place is in the Resistance.” As a self professed geek-girl and scholar of fashion, Adria knows the challenges women have to navigate in these spaces: “Too often we resign ourselves to not caring about things because we don’t want to look a certain way. But there’s also a certain power in reclaiming those things that have been shamed out of you.” Using crowd sourced inspiration to design from a female fan perspective for this project, Adria uses fashion to explore and challenge prevailing narratives around the geek identity and encourages viewers to more critically consider what it means to be a geek and what a geek, or more specifically, a STAR WARS fan can look like.

Time: October 11, 2023 from 5:30-7:00pm

Location: Robert Hillestad Textile Gallery
2nd floor of the Gwendolyn Newkirk Human Sciences Building
1650 N 35th Street on East Campus
Lincoln, NE 68583-080