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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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30 May 2011    

TCD New York Study Tour 2011

TCD New York Study Tour participants with Senior Lecturer Carol Easley and Dr. Barbara Trout (far right)

27 TCD majors spent a week recently in New York City, learning the inner workings of the fashion and textile industry through the 2011 edition of the annual TCD Professional Study Tour. Students met with numerous industry representatives including magazine editors of Shape magazine; the  art director of the major apparel company Jones Group; a production manager;  a sales director; a designer at Natori; and the head visual merchandiser of SAKS Fifth Avenue. Meetings were held with TCD alums who hold key positions in companies such as Nicole Miller, Apollo Jeans and J. Crew.

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30 May 2011    

Visiting Scholar Professor Qin Deqing exhibits new work in the Rotunda Gallery

Detail views of two manipulated fabric panels in Qin De Qing's Rotunda Gallery show FLOATING FABRIC

TCD's visiting scholar Professor Qin De Qing of Qingdao University, Qingdao, China is currently showing new work developed during her TCD residency, at the Rotunda Gallery in UNL's city campus Union. "Gina's" experimental manipulations of fabric using lustrous metallic finishes and tie-dye techniques create ethereal textile forms that evoke sea life, and that appear fragile yet luminous. Gina's work is informed by Taoist philosophy and sensibility vis-a-vis the interrelationship of form and counterform, figure and ground, what is and what is not. Floating Fabric continues through June 3.

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24 May 2011    

Qin de Qing exhibit through June 3

Associate Professor Qin de Qing ("Gina"), Vice Dean in the Department of Textile and Fashion Design at Qingdao University in China, is nearing the end of a semester-long residency in TCD. A reception in her honor is scheduled for her May 24, 4 - 6 p.m. in the Rotunda Gallery of the Nebraska Union. Some of her work, completed in TCD this semester, will be on display until June 3 in the Rotunda.

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16 May 2011    

Summer 2011 Brings Major Renovation Project in TCD

Work began at the close of the Spring 2011 semester on the main TCD apparel design studio, which will be transformed into an expanded space over the course of the summer season. Two office spaces adjacent to the studio will be incorporated into a larger design studio that promises more ease-of-movement in classes that generally run at capacity.

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16 May 2011    

PERSONAL FENCES: A Collection of Handbags by Sandra Starkey

PERSONAL FENCES: A Collection of Handbags by Sandra Starkey

Personal Fences, a thesis collection by M.A. candidate Sandra Starkey, concluded the Spring 2011 series of graduate student exhibitions in the department's Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. The collection of handbags played on the connections between purses and fences and explored unusual and original uses for diverse materials including fittings that might be more commonly found in hardware stores, re-purposed to add fashion flair to Starkey's original creation

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16 May 2011    

Dr. Shirley Niemeyer to retire after 41 years of service to UNL and Nebraska

On Wednesday May 18 the Department of Textiles, Clothing & Design hosted a celebration of the career of Dr. Shirley Niemeyer who retires on June 30 after 41 years of service to the university and the citizens of the state and the nation. A passionate and dedicated Extension Specialist, Dr. Niemeyer's research and work on housing issues and the environment provided opportunities for individuals and families across the state of Nebraska and beyond its borders to make informed decisions about their housing and the safety, decency and affordability of their physical and social environment. Throughout her career Dr. Niemeyer worked closely with the 4-H program, and brought sensitivity to design and the enormous satisfaction of creative endeavor to generations of Nebraskans.

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