'Celebration of Youth' showcases prize-winning 4-H work

'Celebration of Youth' showcases prize-winning 4-H work

(Foreground) Park Bench Quilt, Eliana Babcock of Waverly, 15; hand-beaded blue gown, Marta Pulfer of Wayne, 18; (background) plaid jumper with red sweater, Karla Herrarte of Lexington, 12; Zig Zag Fall Colors, Sarah Lucht of Kearney, 15.
(Foreground) Park Bench Quilt, Eliana Babcock of Waverly, 15; hand-beaded blue gown, Marta Pulfer of Wayne, 18; (background) plaid jumper with red sweater, Karla Herrarte of Lexington, 12; Zig Zag Fall Colors, Sarah Lucht of Kearney, 15.

"Celebration of Youth XXIV" has opened at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery and will run through Sept. 30. A public reception honoring the artists and their families will take place at 3 p.m. Sept. 30 in Room 11 of the Home Economics building on East Campus.

Each year, 4-H youth from across the state compete at the Nebraska State Fair in the areas of clothing, home environment and Quilt Quest. The Hillestad Gallery spotlights the prize winners in each category, allowing audiences to see the creativity, invention and craftsmanship involved.

The following youth have work on view at the gallery:

CLOTHING:

  • Arnold: Antonia Oberg, green wool jacket, circle skirt.

  • Cook: Katelyn Smith, duct tape dress.

  • Cozad: Greg Treffer, red wool jacket.

  • Friend: Breauna Derr, black and white dress.

  • Holdrege: Hannah Kinnaman, arrow jacket and skort, children's outfit-ruffles.

  • Humphrey: Kiersten Preister, sequin dress.

  • Lexington: Karla Herrarte, plaid jumper with red sweater; Ariel Rhea, plaid cape.

  • Lindsay: Cheyenne Ruhnke, straw dress.

  • Lyman: Katelan Rogers, black geometric top, textured skirt.

  • Omaha: Lexie Honeyman, tie-dye romper.

  • Pilger: Alexis Heller, maroon sequin jumpsuit.

  • Unadilla: Anne Bennier, black and white patterned dress.

  • Wayne: Marta Pulfer, hand-beaded blue gown.

Plaid jumper with red sweater, Karla Herrarte of Lexington, 12; black and white patterned dress, Anne Bennier of Unadilla, 17.
Plaid jumper with red sweater, Karla Herrarte of Lexington, 12; black and white patterned dress, Anne Bennier of Unadilla, 17.

HOME ENVIRONMENT:

  • Ashland: Stefanie Sherman, table runner.

  • Ashton: Whitney Gappa, gear face.

  • Aurora: Anna Crist, mask.

  • Humphrey: Lillian Kriz, belt footstool.

  • Lincoln: Sarah Dilley, rubber band poodle.

  • Omaha: Jennifer Tidwell, batik ram.

  • Pierce: Sadie Johanson, unicorn head.

  • St. Edward: Emily Cumming, string art bee.

QUILT QUEST:

  • Ashland: Stefanie Sherman, My Town Quilt.

  • Bayard: Leah Albro, Gray Background with Tie-Dye Blocks, Yellow Binding.

  • Belvidere: Taralee Hudson, Brenda.

  • DeWitt: Taylor Cammack, Feather Quilt.

  • Gresham: William Wilton, Quilt of Valor.

  • Kearney: Sarah Lucht, Zig Zag Fall Colors.

  • Naponee: Kaylee Baker, Grand Wooden Square Barn.

  • Norfolk: Autumn Gubbels, Labyrinth Walk Pattern.

  • Oshkosh: Kaitlyn Hunt, Quilt of Valor (hand painting); Maddie Lake, Quilt of Valor (hand painting); Kelsee Moffat, Quilt of Valor (hand painting); Kenzee Moffat, Quilt of Valor (hand painting).

  • Waverly: Eliana Babcock, Park Bench Quilt.

The Hillestad Gallery is part of the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design in the College of Education and Human Sciences. The gallery is located on the second floor of the Home Economics Building, near 35th Street and East Campus Loop. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment. Admission is free. Guest parking is available near the building and metered stalls are located in the Nebraska East Union lot. For more information, call 402-472-2911 or visit http://textilegallery.unl.edu.