Halliday’s Fiberly News 15: My Overview of 2015

I had a wonderful series of art experiences in 2015, which also played a role in my failure to blog. I had intended to blog about each experience as it unfolded.  Alas, no time.  Instead I now will recap the year.    Here are brief details working backwards from the most recent.

In December of 2015 I finished a commission of Brass Kimono 2.  These images were taken in the owner’s home.

kimono mary marsden meIMG_9881

kimono backIMG_9878

Kimber Olson and I mounted a show at the Owatonna Hospital on October 30, 2015 that will be up through February 2016.

IMG_9543Migration, one of my pieces

IMG_9563This is Kimber’s piece detailing the brain

I spent the month of October at a residency at the Vermont Studio Center.  This was a phenomenal experience for me, and much new work will be coming soon.  I met amazing fellow artists, Chris Mauersberger, Jenna Richards, Carrie Dickason; fantastic writers, Anna Vodika, Leslie Schwartz, Essie Chambers to name a very few.   Among the highlights were  studio visits from visiting guest artists John Jerome O’Conner

5c9fb450751065c1063768de3feb8ae0A Recurrence Plot

and the fiber referenced sculptor Elena Herzog.

Elana Herzog Southern Lights 72 dpi        Southern Lights, 2014


VSC verdant treesIMG_9017      VSC treesIMG_9013
The splendor of verdant Vermont.

Stayed tuned for developing work from my VSC experience.IMG_9106      IMG_9232


August -October 2015 I was delighted to have my work hanging in the lobby of the American Craft Council offices.


This lead to a wonderful interview with Peter Shea of Bat of Minerva, and is archived at the University of Minnesota.

You can check out the interview here:  Download: audio, small video, or original.

IMG_8312Afghan for PeteIMG_6873Detail

In July I created a site specific piece for Tuck Under Gallery.  Kudos to Pete Dreissen for his own work, and his support of so many artists.

May-August I was thrilled to show the Poetics of Evolution in my hometown, at the Duluth Art Institute.  Many thanks to Marlys Johnson and Annie Dugan for making this happen

Duluth Art Inst Postcard

IMG_6962At the Artist’s Talk


And here is a link to a featured interview on KUMD radio:  http://kumd.org/term/carolyn-halliday#stream/0

In June of 2015 I was very honored to be invited to show in Radical Basketry, at Textile Center.


Natural Disaster and Human Intervention III

In May Kimber Olson and I mounted together another show which was at the Phipps. It is a pleasure for the two of us to work together.


IMG_6625Buckthorn (hanging)Natural Disaster and Human Intervention II (in the foreground)

Kimber and I were happy to have a third show together this year, at my beloved Textile Center,in April 2015.

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2015 was a year of continuous shows for me. As I look ahead to 2016, I am filled with gratitude for the opportunities of last year, and eagerly embrace the artistic unknowns of this new year.

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