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   from the issue of February 22, 2007

  'Tactile Traces,' 'Mapping the Surface' open at the Lux Center

Exhibits reflect quilt symposium theme

The Lux Center for the Arts will host two textile exhibitions in conjunction with the International Quilt Study Center's third biennial symposium.

The exhibits are "Tactile Traces" and "Mapping the Surface." Both open March 2, with an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception includes a 6:30 p.m. gallery talk with the featured artists.

"Tactile Traces" is a three-person exhibition of art quilts by Katherine Allen, Eleanor McCain and Barbara Walter. Each artist offers a distinctly different style in the exhibit, open through April 28.

"Mapping the Surface" is a solo exhibition of textile constructions by Judith James, who has taught at UNL. The exhibition is on display through March 31.

The Lux Center will offer three related events in March. "Tips and Trends for the Quilter," a free workshop presented by Roxanne O'Hare, is 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 3. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas and questions about quilting projects. On March 10, from 1 to 3 p.m., a free demonstration on tapestry weaving will be presented by Mary Zicafoose, nationally-known weaver from Omaha. And, on March 21, the Lux Center Guild will offer a noon luncheon, "Patterns of our Lives," where Mary Ghormley, a quilter and collector, will deliver a talk on doll quilts. For reservations, call Muffy Vrana at 488-0316.

The Lux Center is free and open to the public.



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