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05 Mar 2012    

Omaha Illustrator Mary Mitchell Establishes TCD Scholarship and Awards Funds

Omaha-based fashion illustrator Mary Mitchell and her husband John have recently created two funds benefiting the department through the NU Foundation. The Mary Mitchell Fashion Illustration Scholarship Fund is intended to be used to provide scholarships to regularly enrolled Junior or Senior undergraduates in TCD with a specialization in apparel design.

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05 Mar 2012    

TCD Biennial Student Runway Show Tickets On Sale Now!

TCD faculty and students have their pedals to the metal as they prepare for our 7th biennial student runway show, THE POWER OF FASHION, to take place on Friday evening, April 20, 2012 in the Centennial Ballroom of Nebraska Union.

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23 Feb 2012    

I-Make/U-Buy: Textiles in the Electronic Retail Age

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery is pleased to announce its next exhibition, "I-Make/U-Buy: Textiles in the Electronic Retail Age." The exhibition runs February 27 to March 30 and will feature the work of Anne Burton, Audio Helkuik, Mary Pattvina, Eulanda Sanders, and Rachel Suntop.

Additionally, the Gallery Committee and the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design is hosting an electronic retail seminar program, March 1, 2012.  Seminars will be in conjunction with the regularly scheduled classes. The public is invited to attend at no charge.

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Artwork by Michael James

07 Feb 2012    

Michael James lecture February 15: "Mutual Admiration: Collectors and Artists"

Michael James, internationally renowned studio quilter and chair of UNL's Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design will speak about collectors and their relationships and value to the artists whose works they collect. In the quilt world, a real collector is rare, but those collectors are nonetheless important despite their limited impact on artists.

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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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