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02 May 2014    

Wagner exhibit May 18 through Sept. 5 Hillestad Textiles Gallery

Artist Sarah Wagner investigates invisible environmental systems such as genetic mutation, radiation, class and race. In her talk, she will discuss her most recent work which explores her neighborhood in the inner city of Detroit and the “invisible” strata, of which she has become increasingly aware. She has developed advanced patterning and sewing methods to create complex organic forms.

Wagner’s exhibit, Yard/Zone begins May 18 and runs through Sept. 5, 2014

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02 May 2014    

Yang and colleagues receive Nebraska Research Initiative Grant

Yiqi Yang, Charles Bessey Professor TMFD, has received grant funding from the Nebraska Research Initiative for the proposal, “Development of bioactive polymeric meshes to reduce complications of hernia repair surgery.” Yang and his two CO-PI—both from UNMC—were cited for the interdisciplinarity and excellence of project team and the project’s strong promise for future funding and potential commercialization. The funding amount is $100,000.

 

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25 Apr 2014    

TMFD alumna JLynn Hausmann's Nebraska roots drive a brand concept

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TMFD alumna JLynn Hausman (B.S. Merchandising, 2004) is the founder and creative principal/designer of her own company, JHaus Brand.  Senior TMFD (Communications) major, Averi Melcher, met with Hausmann to talk about her Nebraska roots and how they influenced her design and brand concepts.

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11 Apr 2014    

Weiss awarded Fulbright Scholarship to continue work in India

Wendy Weiss, professor and director of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery  at  the University of Nebraska has been awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Scholar grant to to continue her research in Gujarat, India during the 2014-2015 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced.

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03 Apr 2014    

"Complexity," a juried exhibition, opens at Hillstead Gallery Apr. 7-May 9

Complex Weavers announces its biennial international juried exhibition “Complexity”, featuring works employing complex weave structures that interlace threads and fibers in ways beyond plain weave. The opening reception for this touring exhibition, will be Sunday, April 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery in CEHS, Home Economics Building. According to the show organizers, “complex weaving is defined by the cloth produced and the mind it took to create it, not by the equipment used.” The exhibit runs from April 7 through May 9, 2014.

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28 Mar 2014    

"Farm Waste Fashionistas" program highlights CEHS scientist Yiqi Yang

“In the near future, when you reach for your favorite shirt or sweater – textile scientist Yiqi Yang wants you to thank CORN – not cotton – for that soft, comfortable feel.

Corn?  Yup.

Yang thinks part of the world’s most abundant grain may one day rival cotton as the future of textiles.

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13 Mar 2014    

Retail execs highlight Big Idea Seminar

Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design is participating in UNL’s Big Idea Seminar Mar. 18-19. Designed to build big ideas and collaborations among UNL faculty, the Big Idea Seminar series covers a broad area of research topics that emphasize team building opportunities.

The Mar. Big Idea Seminar highlights “Concept to Commercialization” and features three successful retail and manufacturing entrepreneurs: Walter T. Wilhelm, Joan Mudget, and Paul Taylor.

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06 Mar 2014    

Biennial Student Runway show tickets on sale now

The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design’s Biennial Student Runway show will take place on Friday April 25 at 8:00 p.m. in the Nebraska Union’s Centennial Ballroom.

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19 Feb 2014    

New Hillestad exhibition features Japanese kimonos

"Japan and Fashion: Influence and Impact" opens in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. The exhibit, curated by Barbara Trout, features Japanese influenced garments from the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design’s historic costume collection, along with traditional Japanese garments on loan for the exhibition. The exhibit is devoted to the interface between traditional Japanese dress and contemporary Western fashion.

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10 Feb 2014    

Wilson to give talks and presentation on Japanese textiles Feb. 20

Elizabeth Wilson, an expert on Japanese textiles and a successful business woman, will visit CEHS Feb. 20, 2014, to share the history and workings of her unique business Asiatica in Kansas City.  Wilson turned a longstanding interest in Japanese textiles and dress into a unique concept store, recognized for its fine Asian-inspired products. Asiatica’s showroom offers elegant “house brand,” ready-to-wear Japanese accessories and textiles as well as antiques and unique items for the home that Elizabeth buys on her yearly trips to Japan.

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