20th 'Celebration of Youth' on display at Hillestad Gallery

Released on 10/04/2013, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln

WHERE: Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery, 2nd Floor, Home Economics Building, 35th Street north of East Campus Loop

Lincoln, Neb., October 4th, 2013 —
Installation view of the Hillestad Gallery's 20th
Installation view of the Hillestad Gallery's 20th "Celebration of Youth"

            Nebraska youth, from 9 to 19 years of age, have their work showcased in the 20th annual "Celebration of Youth: Exuberance" through Oct. 25 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.

            Items in the exhibit were selected from thousands displayed in the Clothing, Fashion Show, Home Environment and Quilt Quest divisions of the 2013 Nebraska State Fair. They range from stunning pieced quilts to an inventive Velociraptor costume made of foam, fabric and sculpted clay.

            On Oct. 26, the UNL Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design will host workshops for the youth and parents, culminating in the exhibitors presenting a brief public talk about their design processes as part of the exhibit's closing reception. The artists' talks begin at 5 p.m. in Room 11 of the Home Economics Building, 35th Street north of East Campus Loop. The talks are followed by a final opportunity to see the exhibition and a reception hosted by the Friends of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.

            In honor the 20th anniversary exhibition, the Friends will recognize each exhibitor with a special tribute. Honorary member and emeritus professor Robert Hillestad and Friends president Lisa Warren will present each youth with an award during the program in Room 11. Jurors for the exhibition include Sarah Traush Hoops and Suzie Brown of Hastings, Sue Reiber of Gibbon, Jana Wasem Gibson of Aurora and Myrna DuBois of Norfolk, with guest curator Padmini Balaram, a visiting Fulbright lecturer from India.

            The Hillestad Gallery is part of the Department of Textiles, Merchandizing and Fashion Design in the UNL College of Education and Human Sciences. The gallery is on the second floor of the Home Economics Building. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and by appointment. Admission is free. For more information, call 402-472-2911 or visit http://textilegallery.unl.edu.

            This year's exhibitors include:

            Alliance: Madison Korte (Box Butte County).

            Ames: Salem Boehm (Dodge County).

            Ashland: Stefanie Sherman (Saunders County).

            Bertrand: Emma Dannehl (Gosper County).

            Blair: Nicole Japp (Washington County).

            Cass County: Faith Cordray.

            Central City: Anna Garrett (Merrick County), Whitney Heuermann (Merrick County).

            DeWitt: Shelby Cammack (Gage County), Taylor Cammack (Gage County).

            Grand Island: Samantha Moravec (Hall County).

            Holdrege: Kaitlin Taylor (Phelps County).

            Hooper: Eric Mallette (Dodge County).

            Imperial: Kendall Prior (Chase County).

            Kearney: Shelly Engels (Buffalo County), Marissa Waddell (Buffalo County).

            Leigh: Logan Becher (Colfax County).

            Lexington: Camille Anderson (Dawson County), Maricela Dones (Dawson County).

            Lincoln: Sadie Hammond (Lancaster County).

            Lindsay: Erika Ruhnke (Platte County).

            Minden: Olivia Steen (Kearney County).

            Newcastle: Trisha Dybdal (Cedar County).

            West Point: Katlyn Ahrens (Cuming County), Rebekah McGill (Cuming County).

Writer: Wendy Weiss