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Earth: Language and Symbols Opens January 20, 2012 at Cara and Cabezas Contemporary in KC Crossroads District

January 13, 2012

Press Release:

NEW EXHIBITION FOCUSES ON EARTH AS A MEDIUM
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Earth: Language and Symbols

Curated by Darin M. White
January 20 – March 10, 2012
Opening: Friday, January 20, 2012, 6-9 pm
From the earth we emerge and we return to the earth.
We explore our world and grasp to adequately describe through language and
symbols who we are and why. Through sculpted clay, compressed burned trees
and dried pulp, minerals retrieved and many other ways we reach out to speak
about the space that we inhabit as we gaze into the heavens. While it may sound
mundane, in actuality there is life at it’s fullest to be explored, and held in our
open hands for however long we are given. This exhibition, featuring work by
Rex Hausmann and Jimmy Greenfield, attempts to dig deep into these notions
through material, action, thought and image.
– Darin M. White, Guest Curator

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Universal Language: Rex Hausmann

Universal Language will exhibit a water painting performance, slide-show,
photographs, and drawings from a recent sojourn to Beijing and Hong Kong.
These elements explore an interaction the artist had with a calligraphy master
at the Temple of Heaven where he found that across many cultural barriers,
the two were able to bridge their varying cultural experiences by
communicating through brush and line. Additionally, Universal Language
will include an installation entitled Where There Is Land There Is War,
equating historical events that occurred at the Boston Common.

Calligraphy master with Rex Hausmann in Beijing,
China at the Temple of the Sun

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Signs…  Jimmy Greenfield
We live in a visual world of signs that guide, dictate, and define social norms.
Many of these are culturally specific, but others are universally understood
and form the basis of a symbolic language readable the world over.  The signs
depicted in this show are meant as warnings about the effects of unbridled
population growth that puts ever-increasing pressure on shrinking natural
resources, the wholesale and indiscriminate destruction of the environment,
and the inevitability of human conflict that will follow. Constructed on
desiccated earth, they are meant to inspire meditation about the future with
the hope that by doing so, humans will somehow rise above their differences
and recognize the extreme challenges ahead.  This “evolution of human spirit
and cooperation” is the only process through which we will be able to ensure
and maintain the survival of the living planet.
Jimmy Greenfield, WARNING 2, 2009
dirt, sticks, dried grass, wire
30 x 30 x 3 inches

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Artists in Resonance selected for this exhibition are Gina Adams, TR Ericsson,
Matthew Farley, Jane Flanders, John Hachmeister, Elden Tefft, Maria Velasco,
Baruch Vergara, and Shannon White.

Gina Adams, Lace, Bead, Fabric Landscape .3,
Encaustic and oil on panel, 14″ x 20″, 2009
John Hachmeister, Dust, Rise Rain, Ceramic
John Hachmeister, Dust Rise Rain, Ceramic
Matthew Farley, Icarus Bound, Photodocumentation of Guerilla Installtion over Charles Umlauf's Icarus Sculpture
Matthew Farley, Icarus Bound, Photo documentation
of Guerrilla Installation on Charles Umlauf’s Icarus
Sculpture, 2010More images from Artists In Resonance for Earth: Language and Symbols

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Rex Hausmann works as a full-time artist in San Antonio, Texas, and
New York City. He currently works in his family’s warehouses, home to
Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community. Hausmann received a
bachelor of fine arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In
Atlanta, Hausmann studied under international artists Sandy Skoglund
and Patrick Dougherty. Hausmann has worked on projects and lectured
both nationally and internationally. His work and large projects often
revolve around identities found in communal and domestic contexts,
tracing their connections to religion and history. Hausmann credits
brother and musician Erik Hausmann as a major influence.
Since moving to NYC in the late 1970’s, Jimmy Greenfield has been
an avid sculptor, percussionist, environmentalist, and citizen activist
committed to community affairs.  In the late 1990’s, his sculpture
became more politically charged dealing specifically with issues of the
environment and human conflict.  To this end, in 2006, he created
Soapbox Gallery, a free street side public art venue in Brooklyn, NY
dedicated to inspiring and promoting uncensored socially relevant
work with a strong political narrative.
ABOUT THE CURATOR:

Darin M. White is an artist and independent curator based in
Lawrence, Kansas.  With his wife Shannon, a painter and arts advocate
they founded b.a.l.m. (beauty, art & life movement). Together they
promote creativity and action, and encouraging others in their art and
understanding. White continues to expand his artistic medium including:
sculpture, installation, printmaking, drawing, producing/ curating/
juroring exhibitions and writing art reviews and articles. His love and
awe of life and people are intertwined and explored in these various
avenues.
This is exhibition is brought to you by:
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Cara and Cabezas Contemporary
1714 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108,
816.332.6239
, gallery@caraandcabezas.com
OPEN First Friday 6 – 9 pm, Saturdays 11 – 5 pm
and By Appointment Tuesday – Friday
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View gallery information about exhibition:
http://caraandcabezas.com/exhibitions_future.html

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If you or an organization or business would like to donate funds, time or
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New (Year) New (Vision) New 2011

January 11, 2011

Happy New Year!

2010 was a fabulous year, we’ve had gatherings, a slew of wonderful exhibitions
in various locations, and connected with so many amazing people!
Thank you for encouraging artists and art.
None of this could be done without you!

We have great things in store for 2011 and can’t wait to share them all with you.
Let us know how we can help you be more creative and encouraged to share your
art (that only you can create) this next year!

Oceanfront Nights at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 - Photo ©2010 Darin M. White

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b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW Opening and Awards

October 28, 2009

The b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW opening at Signs of Life Gallery was a great success
with a constant flow of art lovers and interested visitors.  We are thankful through
our sponsors to be able to offer $2,000 in awards with juror Samuel W. Kho choice
of artists.  Below is a list of the winning artists work and amount of the award.
Please be sure to thank our sponsors by supporting their goods or services.  Thank
you again to Signs of Life Gallery for hosting this show in their beautiful space.
The show will run through January 16th, 2009.  We will have one to three artists
talks per month tba.

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ARTIST AWARDS:

Leah Busch HELLO, FITZGERALD $500

Leah Busch_hello, Fitzgerald


Evan Conley UNTITLED $400

Evan Conley_Untitled


Stephen Johnson WISH NO. 7 $250

Stephen Johnson_Wish No.7

Kristine Luber BLANCHE $100

Kristine Luber_Blanche


Larry Cole WHAT IS PURE? $100

Larry Cole_What is Pure


Sunny Belliston-Taylor FIREHOUSE WHITE $50

Sunny-Belliston-Taylor_Firehouse White


TR Erickson MEMORIAL DAY $50

TR_Ericsson_Memorial Day


K Hawkom Thomas STUDY IN VALUES $50

K Hawkom Thomas_Study In Values


Jane Flanders NO 1, 2 & 3 BONE
Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

'No 1 Bone' Fired Clay @2009 Jane Flanders

'No 3 Bone' Ceramic ©2009 Jane Flanders

Brian Horsch EXPLORERS Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Brian Horch_Explorers


Betty Wright PARKER Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Betty Wright_Parker


Matthew Farley TAKO TSUBO Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Matthew Farley_Tako-Tsubo

Betsy Timmer DRESS Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Betsy Timmer_Dress


Barry Osbourn WHITE CAULKING Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Barry Osbourn_White Caulking


Ben Ahlvers TIGHT Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

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Lynn Hodgman JUSTLY FOLDED Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Lynn Hodgman_Justly Folded


SPONSORS:

DEMDACO, Blick Studio, Central National Bank, ColeCom,

Display Direct, Douglas County Bank, Hava Studios, Kring’s Interiors,

Lazer 105.9, Mass Street Music, White Art Studio

This juried show brings national and regional, established and emerging artists
together with the inspiration “What is White?”  A b.a.l.m. collaboration with
Rex Hausmann, allowed us to produce an interactive performance piece for
the opting that illustrates the concept of digging beneath the surface of a piece
of art to reveal the pinata-like nature of art as it is experienced by people of
diverse agesand backgrounds in different ways.  We hope this piece frees the
gallery viewer to experience art in a curious and engaging way.
Please see the video below of this interactive collaboration.

Please contact us with any questions or for a full list of artists,
their work
and a WHITE SHOW Artists Price List .
All work must be purchased through Signs of Life Gallery.

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balm WHITE SHOW at Signs of Life Gallery Invitation

October 16, 2009

b.a.l.m. announces:

the WHITE SHOW at
Signs of Life Gallery
722 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044

Juried by Samuel W. Kho

Opening Reception Friday October 23rd 7-10pm

Please join us for the opening reception which will feature an interactive installation
of a 3-D painting by Rex Hausmann in collaboration with b.a.l.m., 49 artists from
19 States and Puerto Rico, including established artists such as TR Ericsson,
Stephen Johnson, David Parker to name a few, and many emerging as well as local
and regional artists.  Also provided will be hors d’œuvres, live jazz, and the
presentation of the artists awards.

Show runs from October 23rd through January 16th, 2010.  There will be 1-2 artist
talks at the gallery per month while the show is running.  Stay tuned for artists,
topics and dates.

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For more information about the show or the artists contact us here, or 785.550.3856.
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balm WHITE SHOW juror selection for Signs of Life Gallery

September 23, 2009

balm announces the WHITE SHOW juror selection for 2009.

in alphabetical order by first name:

Adam Forrest (Columbus, KS) “Snow Angel”
Barbara Simcoe (Omaha, NE) “Two Ravens”, “Face”, “Holding”
Barry Osbourne (Lee Sumit, MO) “White Caulking”
Baruch Vergara (Yauco, PR) “Nos Han Dado La Teivra”/”They have given us the earth”
Ben Ahlvers (Lawrence, KS) “Tight”
Betsy Timmer (Lawrence, KS) “Rag Rug”, “Dress”
Betty Wright (Topeka, KS) “Parker”
Blake Wilkinson (Lawrence, KS) “Tinman’s Laurels in White”
Brian Horsch (Lecompton, KS) “Explorers”, “Frozen Grass”
Cricket Brooks (Kansas City, MO) “Spine”, “View”
Darin M. White (Lawrence, KS) “Quiver Full”, “F8”, “Tetramonobelos”, “Impressions”, “White Double Lumen Hickman” from Healing Series
David Parker (Naperville, IL) “First White Hair”
Dennis Brown (Grove, OK) “Hey Nineteen”
Don Lisy (South Euclid, OH) “Talking Too”
Dori Lewman (Lawrence, KS) “As White As”
Evan Conley (Chicago, IL) “Color”, “Drawing”, “Gravity Expands”, “Jetty”, “Untitled”
Gary Bradley (Raleigh, NC) “Slave Quarters”
GF Wagner (Overland Park, KS) “Discover and Enjoy”, “Geese”
Jada Schumacher (St. Paul, MN) “White Cloud, KS”, “Pearl, ID”, “Snowflake, AZ”, “Manila, AK”, “Cotton, GA”, “Frost, LA”
James Cook (Tuscon, AZ) “Young Florentine Man”
Jane Flanders (Lawrence, KS) “No 1 Bone”, “No 2 Bone”, “No 3 Bone”
Jay Walker (Malver, PA) “That Day”
Jeanne Lyons Butler (Huntington, NY) “White 10:87”
Jenni White (Lawrence, KS) “Receptivity”
Jeromy Morris (Lawrence, KS) “Musicality”
Jon Keith Swindell (Vinland, KS) “Turn, Turn, Turn” from Days of Future Passed Series
Josh Jalbert (Wooster, OH) “Trace”
Josh Willis (Brooklyn, NY) “Amnesia III”, “Amnesia IX”, “Amnesia XII”
Justen Ladda (NY, NY) “White Mirror”
KT Woodward (Reading, PA) “White Noise I”, “White Noise II”
Keith Lemley (State College, PA) “Implied Volume 1”
Kristin Morland (Lawrence, KS) “Second Skin”
Kristine Luber (Topeka, KS) “Blanche”
Lance Cheney (Albertson, NY) “White Brush 1”
Larry Cole (Grove, OK) “What is Pure?”
Leah Busch (Cincinnati, OH) “Sad Plaid”, “Interface”, “Hello Fitzgerald”
Lynn Hodgman (Kansas City, MO) “Justly Folded”
Matthew Farley (Lawrence, KS) “Tako-Tsubo”
Maura Schaffer (Lafayette, IN) “The Dominator”
Meg Mitchell (Oldsmar, FL) “Lichens for Sarah”, “No Rocking This Time”
Paul Nielsen (Grand Island, NE) “Two Funnels”
Rebecca Degagne (Arcata, CA) “Nudibranch”
Rex Hausmann (San Antonio, TX) “Objective Space” a b.a.l.m. collaborative piece
Romy Scheroder (Poultney, VT) “Cozy”
A. Scott McCauley (Lawrence, KS) “Dandy Dandelion”
Shannon White (Lawrence, KS) “Hold”, “Gathering Glimmer”, “Fade”, “Ewe Can Fly”, “Synaptic Fibers”
Stephen Johnson (Lawrence, KS) “Wish No 1”, “Wish No 5”, “Wish No 7″, Wish No 10”
Sunny Belliston-Taylor (Provo, UT) “Vacancy”, “Firehouse White”, “Untitled (White Vertical)”
Susan Foley (Sebastopol, CA) “Tomboy
TR Ericsson (NY, NY and Cleveland, OH) “Memorial Day”
Tomas K Hawkom (Hattiesburg, MS) “Emergence”, “Study in Values”
Vincent Leandro (Ashland, OR) “Drift”

Congratulations to all of the above artists, and thank you to every artist for their submissions.  We received entries from almost ninety artists and over two hundred pieces representing 20 States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and Korea.  Please remember that every artist is responsible for shipping or delivering their work to and from the gallery.  All work should arrive at the SIGNS OF LIFE GALLERY by October 9th – 13th and be framed if applicable, ready to hang, place etc and have a copy of your application form either attached to if possible or with the work.  Work not received by this time will not be included in the show.   Accepted artists agree to allow the gallery and balm to reproduce their image for the purpose of promoting the show.   The juror will determine cash award recipients, which will be announced at the show opening on October 23rd, 2009.  Award recipients will be notified.  The show will run from Oct. 23rd, 2009 to January 18th, 2010, all work must remain at the gallery during this time.  We look forward to a great show, which would not be possible without you.

We would like to thank the juror Samuel Kho for all the time and work on making these difficult decisions and Signs of Life Gallery for their willingness
to host this show.

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Call for Entries for the Juried “WHITE SHOW” 7/17/09

July 17, 2009

° UPDATE 9/19/09 – Because of extending the deadline one week and the overwhelming overall response of submission the jury is still out on the final decisions of artists chosen for the WHITE SHOW.  We will have the artists names and which piece(s) that are accepted posted on this website by Wed., Sept. 23nd, 2009 at 12pm CST.  This will still allow adequate time for the artist to get the work ready and shipped.  In the meantime you can  email us here with any questions you may have.  Thank you for all of your submissions, the show is going to be amazing.

° UPDATE 9/3/09 – Deadline for WHITE SHOW has been extended one week to Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2009 or postmarked by Sept. 9th, 2009.
The PDF Application file is corrected, and the PayPal account is set up to check out see the bottom of this page.  To answer some common questions – Filling out the form online constitutes your hand signed signature.  If you email your images and application and mail in a check please include a copy of your application in the mail as well.  If payment is not here before the juror looks at the work, your work will not be considered, so we recommend priority/ expedited mail or PayPal if you are running late submitting your entry fee.  Payment can be made via PayPal or Check payable to balm.  Applications can be submitted by (scroll over link to see info) mail, fax or email or hand delivered.  If work is accepted delivery of the work will be allowed from Friday Oct. 9th, 2009- Tuesday Oct. 13th, 2009.

CALENDAR

Entries Due: 11:59 p.m., Sept. 12th, 2009

Notification: See web site Saturday Sept. 19th, 2009:
http://beautyartandlifemovement.org
No phone calls will be made

Hand Delivery or Shipment to gallery: Friday, October 9th – Tuesday
Sept. 13th 2009 during gallery hours (see address under hand delivered above)

Show Dates: October 23rd, 2009 – January 18th, 2010

Opening: Friday, October 23rd, 2009 – 7:00 p.m.

Pick Up Date: Tues. January 19th-Sat. January 23rd,
2010, 12:00pm – 4:00 p.m.

b.a.l.m. announces the “WHITE SHOW” call for entries, a juried art show.

balm WHITE SHOW at Signs of Life Gallery

On October 23rd, 2009 b.a.l.m. will open its art show at Signs of Life Gallery in downtown Lawrence, Kansas and will run till January 18th, 2010.
The show is open to all artists 18 years and older, and the entries are due °September 4th, 2009 before 11:59pm. There will be a minimum of 3 cash awards given at the judgment of the jury and committee.  Awards and totals TBA at a later date.  If you are interested in helping sponsor this event please
contact Darin.

We are happy to announce that Samuel W. Kho has agreed to guest jury the show.
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About Samuel W. Kho

Samuel W. Kho enjoys a diversity of roles in many an art world— most importantly, in organizing exhibitions with artists.
Kho currently serves as Curator at All Things Project, a gallery located in Greenwich Village, New York City.
Previously, Kho was co-director of Hayworth Gallery in Los Angeles and had his graduate studies in the Art Market (FIT-SUNY).
To Samuel Kho, art, like life, is like a cactus: it ought to be thorny just as it could be beautiful. His constant mission is to gather and
empower a dangerously prickly assortment of people, classes, and beliefs.
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All work should be a majority of white in color.
There is no size or material requirements, however the gallery ceilings are 11′ and 12′.
The jury and committee is open to all 2-D and 3-D mediums.

The jury committee has put together an inspiration that will encourage artists with some glimpses of the concept.

What-is-white-

If you are interested in submitting work please see the files below, read them carefully and follow the instructions.

If you have any questions contact us here.

WHITE SHOW INFORMATION PG 1

WHITE SHOW INFORMATION PG 1

White Show Application

WHITE SHOW APPLICATION PG 2

WHITE SHOW Art Entries – $7 each not more than 6 entries & $35
Sub1 $7.00
Sub2 $14.00
Sub3 $21.00
Sub4 $28.00
Sub5 and Sub6 $35.00

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a life to remember

February 2, 2009

How do you remember the times that you laugh and cry, the times that you argue, complain, fear, believe, hope, dream, love, and all of those
other aspects of life?  It is a moment, a simple memory, a fleeting thought, or a long pause?

We have been forced into the reality of life…a life to remember.  our son who has been battling neuroblastoma cancer, was freed from the 
battle on January 9th, 2009.  

Through this struggle we have appreciated having art as a language to express our feelings, thoughts, prayers; understood or not.
Below are poems in response to his life.
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why did you go?

i know you were strong and brave

our missing you is beyond pain and yet

you are so full of joy —

more than you even left with us,

which is hard to fathom,

excruciating to believe.

faith is unseen but true;

in weakness there is strength.

most don’t understand what you gave,

like the ONE…

your life LIVED not in vain,

but in such love, gifted gain,

welcomed pleasure

building life, home and eternity

with lions, a melting smile and more talent than

can be imagined.

Darin M. White

Copyright 1.22.09

CedarHeartInsideCopperHeartDW by you. WillYouSetHimFreeDEC2007SW by you. 
FoundationPurityIIKeyDW by you.
Sculptures by Darin White and Drawing by Shannon White, copyright 2009
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We love you, Caden, One of Joy, our Little Warrior.

Capture the heart of the King.

“Drink the wind”,

Ride the baby lion!

Shine your light;

Twinkle bright so we can See you at night.

Fish, Build, Play, Run fast. 

Fly into the sunrise. 

Live your Dreams now and Forever.

We won’t forget the Treasure you are

Precious little guy who brought us such joy,

A gift we can never replace.

Go with God!

Be at peace with no more pain.

Be Free! 

Be one with the Savior.

Love forever in His open arms.

Eat from the Tree of Life

Fruit of Forgiveness.

Days without end…

 

Shannon N. White  
Copyright 2009

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