Nebraska youth, 10-19 years of age, will have their work showcased in the 22nd annual Celebration of Youth: Work by 4-H Youth, Oct. 12-Nov. 14 in the Robert Hillestad Gallery located in the Home Economics Building on East Campus at UNL.
Michael James, chair of the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, was recently featured in an online Q&A article on the website textileartist.org. James is a distinguished leader in the art quilt movement and currently has an exhibition of his most recent work at the International Quilt Study Center and Museum. "Ambiguity & Enigma: Recent Quilts by Michael James" runs through Feb. 20, 2016.
Responding to changing demographics and a growing population of young at-risk children, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln today announced a strategic initiative to strengthen support for early childhood development in Nebraska.
Chancellor Harvey Perlman, Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences Marjorie Kostelnik, Lt. Gov. Mike Foley and others shared the plans at the Van Brunt Visitors Center.
The International Quilt Study Center & Museum (IQSCM) announced July 7, 2015 that it has been awarded a grant of $27,540 by the Nebraska Arts Council. This grant will support the museum’s programs, operations and exhibitions during 2015-2016 fiscal year.
Thirteen high school students, following directions from visiting lecturer Camille Hawbaker, laid out pieces of hand-dyed fabric in a Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design (TMFD) classroom last week. The students had dyed the fabric themselves, then cut square pieces and pinned and sewed them together to create small art quilts. It’s all part of an Upward Bound summer residential program that brings students to campus for six-week summer sessions to engage them in learning and get them thinking about college.
The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences invites the university community to join Deans Marjorie Kostelnik and Chuck Hibberd and other members of the department and college.
In conjunction with the International Quilt Study Center and Museum’s expansion grand opening on Friday, June 5, the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will remain open until 8:00 p.m. for a special viewing of Jan Myers-Newbury: A Touch of Kismet – Quilts, Color, Pattern, Chance on exhibit through September 4, 2015.
Jan Myers-Newbury will speak about her work on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. in Room 11 of the Home Economics Building on East campus. The talk is free and the public is invited. A reception will follow in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.
"You would think that, as many times as I have unwrapped a pole after dyeing, I would become ho-hum about the results. But it never fails: I can't wait to see how each piece turns out. I guess that's because I've realized I only have a certain amount of control and the rest is kismet."
The Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design (TMFD) recently gave students the opportunity to hear an untold side of the story of fashion in America—the tale of the “Dress Doctors,” a group of women in the early 20th century who advised women across the country on how to dress. Dr. Linda Przybyzszewski, Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Notre Dame and author of The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish, visited UNL to discuss her research on the Dress Doctors and speak to classes in TMFD.
Twenty-four pieces of some of the finest work produced by UNL’s fashion and textile design students will be on display at the Biennial Student Juried Exhibition at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery in the Department of Textiles Merchandising and Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The work will be on display in the gallery on the second floor of the Home Economics Building between March 16 and April 10, 2015.