Elder Gallery Exhibit Features Hand-Woven Tapestries From Across the World

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Elder Gallery will open a show September 20 featuring some of the best contemporary hand-woven tapestries from across the world.

“American Tapestry Biennial 8” will run September 20-November 15 in Elder Gallery, located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts, 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

The American Tapestry Alliance presents an international juried exhibition every two years. The ATA’s newest exhibit opens at Elder Gallery. More than 60 tapestries — large and small— by 54 artists will be on display. Artists hail from the United States, France, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom, Germany and Peru. The exhibit was juried by Rebecca A.T. Stevens, consulting curator of contemporary textiles at the Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.

A reception will be held Friday, October 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. 

This exhibit coincides with 2010 Textile Society of American Symposium scheduled for October 6-9 in Lincoln. A special reception for members of the Textile Society of America, guests and artists will be held Thursday, October 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Elder Gallery.

Elder Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Elder Gallery will also be closed on Friday, October 8 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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This tapestry titled "Caught" by Deann Rubin of St. Louis, Mo., is on display in Elder Gallery.
This tapestry is titled "Shiva" by Barbara Heller of Vancouver, British Columbia.
This tapestry is titled "Bird" by Lynn Mayne of Sarasota, Fla.
"House" by artist Anne Brodersen of Denmark is one of approximately 60 tapestries on display.
"Riverroad" by artist John Nicholson of Port Charlotte, Fla., will be on display through November 15.