Woven Art of Indonesia: Makers, Meaning and Significance

Woven Art of Indonesia: Makers, Meaning and Significance

Monday, March 11, 2013 to Friday, April 5, 2013

Public reception, First Friday, April 5, 2013, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, with Gallery talk by Barbara Turner at 6:00 PM.

Special features of the First Friday open evening includes an Open Indigo Sampling Studio with Jay Rich and Barbara Rieke Turner, Room 22, Home Economics Building, April 5, 2:00 – 6:00 pm. Call (507) 382-8306 for details.

The woven art of Indonesia, with particular attention given to the ikats woven on the archipelagos, will be the subject of an exhibition, “Woven Art of Indonesia: Makers, Meaning and Significance” opening March 11 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Robert Hillestad Textile Gallery and running through April 5, 2013.

Barbara Rieke Turner curates this exhibition in partial fulfillment of her thesis work in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design. She has identified a group of woven materials from her collection and that of Carolyn Kitterer, Lincoln, NE; Ruth Bright Mordy, St. Paul, MN, University of Nebraska State Museum; Textile, Merchandising and Fashion Design Historic Textiles Collection; and private loans. The exhibition showcases the culturally significant weaving methods and materials that pass from generation to generation in the archipelagos of Indonesia. This exhibit is especially rich in images and motifs directly related to the intersection of the millennium-old tradition of textile weaving and the impact of outside forces bringing change to this culture.

Special features of the First Friday open evenings include an Open Indigo Sampling Studio with Jay Rich and Barbara Rieke Turner, Room 22, Home Economics Building, April 5, 2:00 – 6:00. Call (507) 382-8306 for details.

A public reception will take place on First Friday, April 5, 2013, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, with Gallery talk by Barbara Turner at 6:00 PM.

The Hillestad Gallery is part of the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences at UNL. The gallery is on the second floor of the Home Economics Building on East Campus, on 35th Street north of East Campus Loop (map at http://go.unl.edu/j5v). Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. Admission is free. Visitor parking is available near the building and metered stalls are located in the Nebraska East Union lot. For more information, call (402) 472-2911 or visit http://textilegallery.unl.edu.  School and community groups are welcome. Please call in advance to arrange a tour or download the tour request form from the gallery webpage. A limited amount of funding is available for underwriting bus or van expenses to bring in student groups.

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