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16 Jan 2014    

"Capturing a Style" opens Jan. 22, 2014 in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery

"Capturing a Style" opens Jan. 22, 2014 and continues on exhibition at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery through Feb. 14.  A public reception at the gallery will be held Friday, Feb. 7, from 6-8 p.m.  A gallery talk by the artist, Lindsay Ducey, will start at 6:30 p.m. in the gallery.

Lindsay Ducey, graduate student in the department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, completed the collection of original garments and illustrations as part of her thesis work, with Dr. Barbara Trout serving as major professor.

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18 Dec 2013    

James art work on display in US embassy in Tiblisi, Georgia

Michael James, chair of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, has one of his creations on exhibit at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. His digitally-developed and digitally-printed wall quilt is part of the U.S. Department of State’s ART in Embassies program. His piece is titled “The Forgetting.” A description of Dr. James’ quilt can be found in an attractive brochure about the Tbilisi exhibit.
 

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05 Dec 2013    

Smucker, TMFD graduate, has book listed on 2013 "New York Times" gift guide

Having your book included on the “New York Times” Holiday Gift Guide is an honor and distinction that UNL graduate Janneken Smucker recently earned. Her book, “Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon,” is on the Times list of antique coffee table books to purchase. Smucker, assistant professor of history at West Chester University in West Chester, PA, completed her master’s degree in textile history from the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design in UNL’s College of Education and Human Sciences in 2003.

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22 Nov 2013    

Mountains & Ghosts: New Ikat Tapestries & Prints exhibit begins Dec. 2

Mountains & Ghosts: New Ikat Tapestries & Prints
Mary Zicafoose
December 2, 2013 – January 17, 2014

Large-scale ikat tapestry diptychs, small format tapestry vignettes, and framed collagraphic monoprints on paper, explore the archetypal symbol of the trinity. This classic symbol – expressed as pyramid, triangle and temple – is the recognizable visual metaphor for this body of new work, invoking landscape, geometry and sacred space.

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18 Nov 2013    

Balaram to speak Dec. 6, 11:00 a.m.

The public is invited to hear a Padmini Balaram speak about natural dyes Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. She is visiting the University of Nebraska, College of Education and Human Sciences, Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design as a Visiting Fulbright-Nehru  Lecturer.

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08 Nov 2013    

Nov. 13 Bio-Fiber Development Laboratory open house

The Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design (TMFD) invites the campus community to an open house to showcase its new Bio-Fiber Development Laboratory, located on East Campus immediately west of Ag Hall, near the Holdrege St. entrance to east campus loop. A light lunch buffet will be served. Members of Yiqi Yang's research team will be on hand to welcome visitors and to answer questions.

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05 Nov 2013    

Project Gaudi: An exploration of texture and form, Nov. 4-22

Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926) inspired Adrienne Anderson to design the garment and accessory collection presented in this exhibition. Through the work, Anderson explores architectyural form, innovative surface design techniques, and identity in dress.

The exhibit is on display at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. We welcome you to visit the extensive hand-created surface techniques and ornimentation.

Video of her Anderson's fashion show, which took place in October, will also be presented during this exhibit.

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Padmini Tolat Balaram textile image

01 Nov 2013    

Balaram "Eco-friendly Textile Paintings and Wall Hangings," Nov. 11-15

Padmini Tolat Balaram, a Fulbright-Nehru lecturer in textiles at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present an exhibition, "Eco-friendly Textile Paintings and Wall Hangings: Innovative Natural Dyed Textiles," at the Nebraska Union, 14th and R streets, Nov. 11-15.

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03 Oct 2013    

Hillestad Textiles Gallery presents Celebration of Youth XX: Exuberance, Twentieth Anniversary Exhib

Nebraska youth, from nine to nineteen years of age, will have their work showcased in the 20th annual Celebration of Youth: Exuberance, beginning September 30 and running through Oct. 25, 2013.  Items were selected from the thousands of exhibits in the Clothing, Fashion Show, Home Environment and Quilt Quest departments at the 2013 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island and range from stunning pieced quilts to an inventive Velociraptor costume made of foam, fabric, and sculpted clay.  

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30 Sep 2013    

TMFD Alums Help Students Along their Career Paths

Rachel Sheehy (l.) with jcpenney vendor Executive VP for Sales Scott Starnes of Dorfman-Pacific, Inc., speaking to Dallas Career Day study tour students and faculty at the Dallas Trade Center in April 2013

The Department had the pleasure during the week of September 23rd to welcome two alumnae who’ve each been making important career strides since graduation.

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