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18 Jan 2012    

The 2011-2012 Biennial Student Juried Exhibition continues through February 17

The Biennial Student Juried Exhibition, sponsored by Textiles, Clothing, and Design, is a competitive show that offers students valuable experience in designing fashion for show. The acceptance rate for the exhibition was 46%.

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17 Jan 2012    

Wendy Weiss exhibits at Museum of Nebraska Art

galleryAgainst the Sky at MONA -- Professor Wendy Weiss and her husband and collaborator Jay Kreimer are presenting their most recent installation  Against the Sky at the Museum of Nebraska Art in Kearney. The show features 5 new weavings by Weiss made with cotton, wool, monofilament, all dyed with locally sourced natural dye.

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17 Jan 2012    

Biennial Student Juried Exhibition Opens

Biennial student show 2012

 

Congratulations to the students whose work has been accepted to the 2011-12 Biennial Student Juried Exhibition. Guest juror Dr. Elizabeth "Missy" Bye, Professor and Department Head of Design, Housing and Apparel in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, one of UNL's Big 10 associate institutions, closely examined each entry, completed a review form,  and often provided written comments along with a numerical score for each submission. Work was presented anonymously  and the juror did not know any details about the makers. This was a competitive show with 46% of the work entered accepted and 56% of the individuals entering work securing a spot in the show.

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14 Nov 2011    

Bennur awarded 2011 Sara Douglas Fellowship

TCD's Dr. Shubha Bennur is the recipient of the 2011 Sara Douglas Fellowship given by the International Textile & Apparel Association. This fellowship is named in memory of Sara Douglas, professor at the University of Illinois. Dr. Douglas’ research and teaching interests dealt with international trade in textile and apparel. The fellowship is intended to support a project that will develop international linkages and collaborative cross-cultural research and/or teaching in textiles and apparel. Dr.

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03 Nov 2011    

TCD's Apparel Design Studio Renovation Completed

The summer-long renovation of the main TCD apparel design studio reached completion just as classes began on August 22 and TCD's fashion design majors have quickly made themselves comfortable in their new digs. Features include enlarged workstations, each outfitted with completely retractable sewing machine mounts, drop leaves, and fabric tube storage. The workstations, each accommodating two students, are several inches higher than the models they replace, providing improved ergonomic benefit.

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24 Oct 2011    

"Suiting Ourselves" opens Oct. 24 at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery and runs through Dec. 21

The classic power uniform, the suit, will be the subject of an exhibition "Suiting Ourselves," that opens Oct. 24 at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery and runs through Dec. 21.

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12 Sep 2011    

TCD's Apparel Design Studio Renovation Heading to Completion

The summer-long renovation of the main TCD apparel design studio neared completion just as classes began on August 22 and TCD's fashion design majors quickly made themselves comfortable in their new digs. Features include enlarged workstations, each outfitted with completely retractable sewing machine mounts, drop leaves, and fabric tube storage. The workstations, each accommodating two students, are several inches higher than the models they replace, providing improved ergonomic benefit.

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30 Aug 2011    

Jonathan Gregory chosen for Bard Summer Institute Fellowship

Ph. D. student Jonathan Gregory recently returned from New York City where he spent part of the summer participating in the Bard Graduate Center's National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Summer Institute on The Material Culture of Nineteenth-Century New York City. Jonathan was one of 18 persons nation-wide awarded a fellowship to attend this special research institute. It provided an opportunity to learn more about the methodology and theories related to material culture studies, a significant aspect of TCD’s graduate program in textile history with a quilt studies emphasis, the area in which Jonathan is pursuing his degree.

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30 Jun 2011    

Drawn: an exhibition by Beili Liu

"Beili Liu's time and process based installations look at transience, fragility and time lapse. She embraces a broad range of mediums in her work: from everyday materials such as salt, water, needle, and thread, to digitally processed images, video, and sound." Beili Liu

Liu is a Chinese American artist born in Jilin, China, and now lives and works in Austin, Texas. She is currently an assistant professor of art at the University of Texas at Austin.

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10 Jun 2011    

Weiss, Vigna honored with Mayors Arts Award

Wendy Weiss, Diane Vigna, and a team of planners and organizers have been honored with the Lincoln Arts Council's Mayors Arts Award for Visual Arts Event of the Year. The TCD faculty and their team worked more than a year to bring off "Textiles and Settlement: From Plains Space to Cyber Space," a conference sponsored by the Textile Society of America.

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