Hillestad hosts 'Celebration of Youth' exhibit

Image from the "Celebration of Youth" exhibit at the Hillestad Gallery.
Image from the "Celebration of Youth" exhibit at the Hillestad Gallery.

Thirty-four Nebraska youths have their work showcased in the 18th annual Celebration of Youth exhibition, "Risk and Reward," running through Oct. 15 at the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery.

Items were selected from the thousands of exhibits in the Clothing, Fashion Show, Home Environment and Quilt Quest departments at the 2011 Nebraska State Fair.

On Oct. 15, the UNL department of Textiles, Clothing and Design will host a day of workshops for the youths and their parents, and then the exhibition's closing event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Home Economics Building. Exhibitors in the gallery will give a short artist's talk about their piece in room 11 on the lower level of the building. The program will be followed by a final opportunity to see the exhibition in the Hillestad Gallery, and a reception hosted by the Friends of the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on the second floor.

Young artists (listed by hometown) featured in the exhibition are:

Ainsworth: Jenna Williams

Alliance: Ellie Applegath

Ashland: Stephanie Sherman (Alternate)

Ayr: Jordyn Atwater (Alternate)

Bennington: Nicole Japp (Alternate)

Berwyn: Audrey Foster

Bingham: Jackson Davis

Blair: Rebecca Ruenholl

Broadwater: Kristen Fellhoelter

Carroll: Audrey Roberts

Cedar Rapids: Noah Spagnotti

Crete: Emily Manning

Elkhorn: Johann Beam

Fairfield: Jackie Ridgway

Firth: Kelli Doeschot

Juniata: Lacey Uden

Hebron: Hannah Kerns

Kearney: Alison Buse (Alternate)

Lexington: Maricela Dones, Mallorie Hernandez

Mitchell: Audree Ford

Murray: Natalia Nolting

Norfolk: Paige Spieker

Omaha: Nicole Tidwell

Paxton: Ali Spurgin

Pender: Molly Burmester

Pierce: Emily Hilkemann (Alternate)

Potter: Rose Nelson (Alternate)

Ravenna: Sara Valentine

Tecumseh: Brittany Wolken

Tobias: Crystal Brakhage

Wilber: Faith Huneke

York: Nicole BeBoer (Alternate)

— Wendy Weiss, Textiles, Clothing and Design