LOUISE HALSEY

 
 

Sewn In: A Look at Contemporary Fiber Art, Fenix Gallery 16 W. Center St. Fayetteville AR 72701 Opening March 5, 2020 then closed for Covid 19 & reopens sometime in July.

   
 

Renditions 2020 a small work of mine is included in this online exhibition hosted by
The American Tapestry Alliance. Originally scheduled to open in Knoxville TN alongside Convergence, the biennial meeting of the Handweavers Guild of America it is now going online June 1, 2020.

   
 

The tapestry “Shutting the Iron Gates” on my Home Page will be in this upcoming traveling exhibition.
https://americantapestryalliance.org/exhibitions/atbiennials/american-tapestry-biennial-13/
American Tapestry Biennial 13
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles

October 11, 2020 – January 10, 2021
Opening Reception: October 11, 2020 from 3pm–6pm

 

 

 

Highfield Hall & Gardens
Falmouth MA
February 9 – April 4, 2021
Opening Reception: February 8, 2021 (time TBA)
A three dimensional work “Miss Headwinds” was purchased from the Tapestry Weavers South exhibition for the collection of the Foothills Art Center. The exhibition “Point of View” was on display at the Foothills Arts Council in Elkin NC October 31, 2019.

 

 

 

A tapestry was included in SoothSAY: An Exhibition of The Culture Shock Art Collective, featuring work by a diverse group of women artists working in Arkansas. This exhibit was held at the Historic Arkansas Museum, 200 E. Third Street, Little Rock AR. September 13, 2109 - December 8, 2019
On October 12, 2019 Louise Halsey was the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild held at the Shiloh Museum 118 W. Johnson Avenue, Springdale AR. A short video about Louise was be shown. This film gives an overview of why she was selected as an Arkansas Living Treasure in 2017. The video is a joint collaboration of the Arkansas Arts Council and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

   
 

A three dimensional work combining fiber and wood will be shown in the Tapestry Weavers South exhibition "Point of View" at the Foothills Arts Council, 129 Church St., Elkin NC.
Opening reception on September 1 from
3-5 PM and show ends October 31, 2019

 

 

 

A woven tapestry of mine will be included in SoothSAY: An Exhibition of The Culture Shock Art Collective, featuring work by a diverse group of women artists working in Arkansas. This exhibit is in the upstairs gallery space at the Historic Arkansas Museum located on 200 E. Third Street, Little Rock AR.
Opening September 13, 2109 and closing December 8, 2019

 

 

 

On October 12, 2019 Louise Halsey will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild held at the Shiloh Museum 118 W. Johnson Avenue, Springdale AR. A short video about Louise will be shown. This film gives an overview of why she was selected as an Arkansas Living Treasure in 2017. The video is a joint collaboration of the Arkansas Arts Council and the Historic Arkansas Museum.

   
 

The Historic Arkansas Museum 200 E 3rd St, Little Rock, AR 72201 purchased "Crackhouse II" for their permanent collection.

 
   
 

Work by Louise Halsey is featured in each of these two books out now and both are available on Amazon.

 
 
   
 

scmuseum.org/explore/exhibits/changing-exhibits/art-a-collection-of-collections/
A large rya fabric strip wall hanging inspired by a painting by my mother, Corrie McCallum, is currently on view at the South Carolina State Museum. The painting that was my inspiration is also in the exhibition and both
works are part of the SC State Museum's permanent collection.

   

A doll "Luisa Centavo" by Louise Halsey is now in the permanent collection of the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, given by Penny Packard.

 

 

A woven wall hanging by Louise Halsey of cotton and mixed fibers in a rya technique, "Four Seasons" is now in the permanent collection of the South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, SC.

   

Look in the October/November of American Craft in the Wide World of Craft to read about crafts in Arkansas. Louise Halsey and her husband, Steve Driver are mentioned in the section about the Ozarks.
craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/arkansas

 
   

 

For further entertainment you can view Louise doing some comedy as seen in these links:
Part One: Early childhood
Part two: More childhood
Part 4: Off to College
Part 5: Summation
Shopping Cart Abuse