Celebration of Youth XXI- Elegant Solutions: Works by 4-H Youth

Celebration of Youth XXI- Elegant Solutions: Works by 4-H Youth

Monday, October 20, 2014 to Saturday, November 8, 2014

Celebration of Youth XXI: Elegant Solutions Creative Work by Nebraska 4-H Youth October 20 - November 8, 2014 Celebration and Reception: Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Program begins in Room 11, lower level, Home Economics Building, East Campus. Public reception immediately follows on the second floor outside the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.

The creative work of twenty-seven Nebraska Youth, ages 10 to 19, will be presented in the 21st annual Celebration of Youth: Elegant Solutions in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. The exhibition opens on October 20, 2014, and runs through November 8, 2014. The work featured in the show was selected from exhibits in the areas of Home Environment, Clothing, and Quilt Quest at the 2014 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. Additional items by eleven alternates will be displayed in the showcases outside of the gallery. On Saturday, November 8, the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design will host an afternoon of workshops for the youth and their parents, concluding with a short talk by each gallery exhibitor. The public is invited to the presentations at 5:00 p.m. in the auditorium, room 11, on the lower of the Home Economics Building. The exhibitors will also be recognized with a special tribute from the Friends of the Hillestad Gallery. The program will be followed by a final opportunity to view the exhibition in the gallery during a reception hosted by the Friends.

This year’s gallery exhibitors include:
Laura Albro; Morrill County; Age 11
Camille Anderson; Dawson County; Age 13
Salem Boehm; Dodge County; Age 19
Abby Bright; Box Butte County
Faith Cordray; Cass County; Age 15
Maricela Dones; Dawson County; Age 17
Trisha Dybdal; Cedar County; Age 14
Megann Freese; Jefferson County
Sydney Glatter; Buffalo County
Aubrey Grasz; Douglas County; Age 15
MacKenzie Greckel; Douglas/Sarpy County; Age 14
Kacey Horn; Box Butte County; Age 19
Brittney Jefferson; Merrick County; Age 18
Seth Johanson; Pierce County; Age 18
Ashley Pachta; Hamilton County ; Age 15
Megan Peterson; Valley County; Age 19
Alexandra Rauert; York County
Cheyenne Ruhnke; Platte County; Age 11
Calby Ruskamp; Cuming County
Rachel Shackelford; Clay County; Age 17
Stefanie Sherman; Saunders County; Age 15
Jace Stagemeyer; Holt County; Age 13
Lindsey Sughroue; Red Willow County; Age 18
Sheridan Swotek; Lancaster County; Age 16
Leah Treffer; Dawson County; Age 14
Jenna Umstead; Merrick County; Age 12
Eden Woodruff; Seward County; Age 10

The alternate exhibitors include:
Taylor Cammack; Gage County
Shelby Carr; Box Butte County
April Crandell; Adams County; Age 17
Megann Freese; Jefferson County
Nicole Fustos; Douglas/Sarpy County
Kylee Hauxwell; Red Willow County
Kira Hinton; Box Butte County
Christopher Johnson; Buffalo County; Age 9
Whitney Koehn; Cass County
Mikayla Novak; Clay County
Sydney Owen; Buffalo County; Age 10

The Hillestad Gallery is part of the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design in the UNL College of Education and Human Sciences. The gallery is on the second floor of the Home Economics Building on East Campus, on 35th Street north of East Campus Loop (map at http://go.unl.edu/j5v). Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday and by appointment. Admission is free. Guest parking is available near the building and metered stalls are located in the Nebraska East Union lot. For more information, call (402) 472-2911 or visit http://go.unl.edu/hillestadgallery.

l to r: Whiskey Barrel Garden Sphere by Calby Ruskamp, Growing Up Charolais by Trisha Dybdal, Northern Lights by Rachel Shackelford, Pistahlias by MacKenzie Greckel, Scream by Megan Peterson, Pearly Petals by Faith Cordray.


l to r: Stars & Stripes by Faith Cordray, Coronation Elsa Doll for “Frozen” by Eden Woodruff, Beautiful Blooms Portrait by Stefanie Sherman, Winter Hearts by Laura Albro.

l to r: Friendship Star Quilt by Alexandra Rauert, mosaic guitar by Abby Bright, So Suede by Jenna Umstead, Barn Batik by Lindsey Sughroue, Stars & Stripes by Faith Cordray.

l to r: Bottle Cap Dress by Cheyenne Ruhnke, Wearable Canvas by Camille Anderson, My True Love Gave to Me by Ashley Pachta, Changing Face by Seth Johanson, Magenta Magnifique by Aubrey Grasz.

l to r: Magenta Magnifique by Aubrey Grasz, Perfect Pallette by Leah Treffer, Classic Cobalt Blue by Maricela Dones, Garden Medallion Blues by Stefanie Sherman, wool coat by Sydney Glatter, Rolling Prairies – Rainbow by Kacey Horn.