John Marcucci (photo by David Clanton)
HALEY-HENMAN gallery llc was established in 2007 by John Marcucci and Dave DeSalvo. The name of the gallery is an eponymous honorific to our mothers. The gallery is a venue for the exhibition of contemporary art by emerging and experienced artists in the north Texas region. One of the principal missions is to support the development of represented artists by their exhibition of works in the gallery and other sites, and to encourage their exhibition in community art associations, and other galleries beyond the north Texas region.
After five years at our established location on Hardwick Street, we have modified our programming by expanding exhibition sites, curating collaborative installations, and a summer artist-in-residence program that encourages experimental work.
John Marcucci has been exhibiting artists for the past seven years as curator, director, and co-owner of Haley-Henman, a gallery that promotes the diversity of contemporary fine arts in the north central region of Texas.
His life-long interest in the arts began at the age of six when his first prize in an art competition was presented to him by Cardinal Cushing of Boston, and became part of the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Although art programs were never a part of his grammar and high school curriculum, he independently continued his artistic interests, especially as a painter. At Providence College he created sculptures, designed art exhibitions and installations, while concentrating in the natural sciences.
Matriculating at the University of Padua’s Faculty of Medicine and Surgery did not limit his art interests and afforded unique opportunities to experience the great art traditions, as well as new art movements in Europe. Graduating from Southern Methodist University as an anthropologist, specializing in Asian societies, particularly Southeast Asian, Dr. Marcucci further developed his aesthetic perspectives.
On the practical side, Dr. Marcucci also has eighteen years of retail experience in home furnishings, design and art. In the corporate sphere, he researched structures of learning. While on the community level, he applied innovative programming for refugee resettlement.
As a curator, Dr. Marcucci has participated as a juror for art associations and community based exhibits and serves on the Advisory Board of the Creative Arts Center. His diverse experiences drive Haley-Henman’s innovative programs that support and promote contemporary artists, particularly interactive conversations among artists and viewers, monthly meetings for artists, a collaborative, community based, site specific installation, and the integration of performing arts as part of exhibitions. John Marcucci looks forward to incorporating these programs as Haley-Henman continues to grow in the areas of full service art consultation and the curation of special exhibitions.
David DeSalvo, co-owner of Haley-Henman, is currently an executive with Target Corporation. In all his corporate executive positions with IBM, Barnes & Noble and Target, he has advocated for diversity and equality of all people. He is particularly concerned with those individuals with disabilities. He serves on the board of the Bridges Foundation, part of the Marriott Foundation that assists individuals with disabilities to gain employment after high school. In the photo above, Mr. DeSalvo volunteered for a Medical Wings mission to Peru as part of Haley-Henman’s philanthropic initiatives. Recently, the Texas Governor’s Council on Disabilities recognized his efforts in helping disabled and disadvantaged individuals attain employment successes. Haley-Henman has supported the inclusion of artists with disabilities, most notably John Bramblitt and Gisela-Heidi Strunck who are blind, and other artists with mental health disabilities.