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   from the issue of January 29, 2004

Professors display textile work at show

Art Textiles - Two Perspectives: Judith James - Michael James marks the first time that the couple, both artists and both in the Department of Textiles, Clothing and Design at UNL, has exhibited together. The work is on display through Feb. 26 at University Place Arts Center, 2601 N. 48th St.

Judith James, a visiting lecturer in the department, creates abstractions using assemblages of discharged, screenprinted and stitched fabrics.

When she and her husband relocated to Lincoln in 2000, Judith James decided to return to university to pursue a master’s degree in textile design, which she received from UNL in December 2002.

Before joining the faculty at UNL where he is the Ardis James Professor in Textiles, Clothing and Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences, Michael James worked as an independent studio quilt maker, writer and lecturer. He is known for earlier “pattern” quilts, which feature vivid color palettes. He has recently begun to work with digital technology with the quilt form. The acquisition of a wide-format digital textile printer by the department in 2002 prompted Michael James’ first forays into designing and printing his own fabrics.

For more information on this exhibition, call 466-8692.



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