Celebration of Youth XXII: Work by 4-H Youth

Celebration of Youth XXII: Work by 4-H Youth

Monday, October 12, 2015 to Saturday, November 14, 2015

Extended gallery hours on Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., followed by public presentation from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Celebration of Youth XXII:  Work by 4-H Youth

The presentations will take place in Room 11, in the lower level of the Home Economics building. 

Creative Work by Nebraska 4-H Youth

Nebraska youth, from ten to nineteen years of age, will have their work showcased in the 22nd annual Celebration of Youth: Work by 4-H Youth, beginning October 12 and running through November 14, 2015.  Items were selected from the thousands of exhibits in the 4H Clothing, Home Environment, Quilt Quest and Fashion Show divisions at the 2015 Nebraska State Fair in Grand Island. They range from stunning pieced quilts to garments constructed of unexpected materials to one-of-a-kind sculptural art forms. 

On Saturday, November 14, the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design will host an afternoon of workshops for the exhibiting youth and their parents, culminating in a public program for the exhibition's closing, beginning at 3:00 p.m. in room 11 of the Home Economics building on East Campus. Each of the exhibitors will present an "elevator talk" about  her/his project, and the Friends of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will present monetary awards to each student maker.  The Hillestad Gallery will be open that Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., during which time the public is invited to view the exhibition.  Jurors for this year's edition of Celebration of Youth included Professor Michael James, TMFD Chair, and alumni Sarah Trausch Hoops of Hastings, NE and Megan Berry of Kearney, NE.

This year’s exhibitors include:

Name of Youth

Hometown

County

Age

Ellie Babcock

Waverly

Lancaster

14

Sarah Barfknecht

Hastings

Adams

Ashley Barker-Chandler

York

York

18

Kiersten Bennett

Kearney

Buffalo

11

Sydney Boden

Ord

Valley

19

Alexandria Breitkreutz

West Point

Cuming

18

Taylor Cammack

DeWitt

Gage

15

Faith Cordray

Plattsmouth

Cass

16

Alison Cloet

Sutton

Clay

19

Carrie Feldmann

Meadow Grove

Madison

19

Audrey Foster

Berwyn

Custer

17

Maya Foxworthy

Wahoo

Saunders

12

Megann Freese

Plymouth

Jefferson

18

Spencer Goodwater

Blair

Washington

14

Grace Hamling

Garland

Seward

12

Shelby Hoffmann

Aurora

Hamilton

17

Rachel Hornickel

North Loup

Valley

17

Annika Johanson

Pierce

Pierce

13

Hannah Kinnaman

Holdrege

Phelp

16

Shaylynn McConville

Hemmingford

Box Butte

13

Brooke Meister

West Point

Cuming

13

Anita Reardon

Lindsay

Platte

15

Michelle Rodriguez

Lexington

Dawson

15

Cheyenne Ruhnke

Lindsay

Platte

12

Katelyn Shriver

Hastings

Adam

19

Nicholas Slater

Clay Center

Clay

15

Anna Wegener

Humphrey

Platte

17

Additional youth will have their work exhibited in the showcases in the department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Fashion Design.


"Monopoly Money Dress" by Cheyenne Ruhnke, Age 12, Lindsay, NE