Textile Art Dolls Opening Reception

May 31 2019 - 5:00pm

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About this event
n opening reception for Shelly Thornton's Textile Art Dolls exhibition will take place on May 31, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. outside the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery on the second floor of the Home Economics Building on East Campus. The exhibition runs June 3-September 6, 2019. In 1992, Shelley Thornton, a lifelong artist, turned to the medium of textiles, creating one-of-a-kind cloth art dolls with embroidered, needle-sculpted faces, wooden ball joints, and her unique, signature-style stuffed cloth hair. Her 28” figures are meticulously costumed, juxtaposing unexpected combinations of alluring textiles into collages of patterns and colors. Thornton was elected into the prestigious National Institute of American Doll Artists in 1995, and is known internationally for her work. In addition to dolls, this exhibit features a crazy quilt, a fabric self-portrait, and a full-wall projection of a digital animation created by the artist as a fanciful interpretation of her studio. This exhibition will showcase both Shelley Thornton’s dolls and will showcase a new outcome in her art practice, animation! She will use the gallery’s state of the art projection system to show a 30 foot wide by 9 foot tall animation. The animation will explore her home environment, studio, and materials used in doll creation. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
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Robert Hilletad Textiles Gallery
1650 N 35th St Home Economics Building UNL East Campus
Lincoln , NE 68583-0802
United States