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   from the issue of November 29, 2007

'Globilization and Labor in Textiles' opens Dec. 3 in the Hillestad Gallery

The Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery will host "Making the Meaning: Globalization and Labor in Textiles," an exhibition Dec. 3 through Jan. 11 that features new works by eight contemporary artist/designers.

While many of the Hillestad Textiles Gallery exhibitions address the fine art of apparel and design, this is the first to critically address the industry at large or "the making." Each of the eight UNL graduate students (Elizabeth Andrews, Andrew Boettger, Karen DeCristoforo, Jennifer Graham, Megan McGhee, Mary Pattavina, Jagdeep Singh and Stacey Skold) share an interest in the political and social implications of sweatshops and globalization and their impact on the textile industry and culture.

The exhibition is completed in conjunction with coursework for the Textiles, Clothing and Design department graduate seminar "Design Perspectives and Issues," taught by Wendy Weiss, professor and Hillestad Gallery director.

A public reception with the artists providing brief remarks about the work will be 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 13. All activities are free and open to the public.

Reproductions, additional supporting material and exhibition tours are available on request. Contact Weiss at or 472-6370 for more information.

The Hillestad Gallery, on the second floor of the Home Economics Building, is open to the public 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and weekends by special request.



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