2012-07-03 / Front Page

Nationally-Known Weaving Artist Returning To OCHCC In Spencer

Staff Report

Nationally-known weaving artist Suzanne Halvorson is returning to the Owen County Heritage and Culture Center at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, as a result of overwhelming popular demand.

On her way to the Handweaver’s Guild of America Convergence in Long Beach, California (July 18-21), she will be sharing a preview of the program that she will be teaching during the convergence where she will be presenting seminars on Liturgical Textiles and Using Ethnic Textiles as Inspiration for Contemporary Weaving Design.

Halvorson has been weaving since 1972, where she learned her craft while studying art history at Valparaiso University. She has been a studio artist since the late ‘70s when she moved to Bloomington. She is a charter member of By Hand Gallery. Halvorson has taught countless national workshops on weaving including teaching annually at Ghost Ranch in Aqiquiu, New Mexico, and at the Grunewald Guild, near Leavenworth, Washington. She has taught at Earlham College and was a visiting lecturer in the Henry Radford School of Fine Arts at Indiana University. She is a nationally known weaver of liturgical vestments and paraments, and currently sells her work at galleries in Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico, Penland, North Carolina and Bloomington. Her work has been published in Shuttle, Spindle, and Dyepot, Handwoven, and Weaving for Worship. She has been officially named an “Indiana Artisan.”

This program is sponsored by the Sweet Owen Spinners and Weavers, the Owen County Heritage and Culture Center and the Indiana Arts Commission. Open to the public, everyone is welcome and invited to bring a friend to this special evening. For further information, call 812-459-2006.

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