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Reflections on Works in Progress Gathering

June 3, 2007

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A group of artists, all works in progress, enjoyed sharing our workmanship with one another over the Cinco de Mayo festivities.  We celebrated our freedom to create and gather together at Jane’s wonderful Lawrence studio over margeritas and delicious Mexican food. 

Then we settled into a critique of works in progress.  The large colorful Japanese inspired paintings belong to Jane.  The artwork inspired deep conversation, as Brad shared of his  recent trip to Hawaii playing music with Jack Johns and worshiping here.  He mentioned how landscape and region inspire style.  Ingrid showed us her spontaneous painting of a local prairie fire at night,  and Jay talked about his stone work and guild, as well as issues of figuration in art. Congratulations to Jay on becoming a fire chief, by the way.  Marc invited us to discuss his revised film script narration on a father and son relationship before his last editing session – what a privilege.  Shannon shared new figurative works in a series of assemblages for dialogue, and a two life portrait panels with text.  There was so much to see and discuss, food for thought.  Darin and Janea declined to share their pieces to make way for others, as we could have talked all night.  We thank all the people who came and contributed to the conversations.  Artists love to talk about their’s and others’ work!  Several artists expressed interest in visiting each others’ studios to talk about life and work one on one on a regular basis.  Let’s keep encouraging each other to create.

We enjoy seeing you all around town and at these gatherings.  A few places we have seen artist friends around town are shown below (Farmer’s Market, Art Togeau Parade, downtown, SEED lectures):

  Art Car Parade 1 Farmers Market Balm Farmers Market Musician 

Art Car Parade 2 downtown art

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WORKS IN PROGRESS GATHERING

May 1, 2007

WORKS IN PROGRESS GATHERING Invite

Hola, Amigos y Amigas Artisticos!

You are invited to balm’s WORKS IN PROGRESS GATHERING a la casa del Flanders: 1023 New Jersey St 66044, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. on May 5th.  The Flanders have graciously volunteered their East Lawrence studio space to host us.  Since the event falls on Cinco de Mayo, we will have festive beverages and plenty of torilla chips with Darin’s fresh salsa and pico de gallo in this very casual setting.  Please bring any bocados y bebidas to share, but most importantly, bring a creative piece you are currently working on or have recently finished that you would like to discuss and a chair to sit on.  This is a studio where people get messy and create.  We have found out there is a gato in residence, as well.

We will announce some exciting developments in booking the traveling postcard exhibit and fresh ideas on that at this gathering.  These shows will display our postcard sized destination themed artwork, front and back, and offer it for sale by the artist if so desired.    It is not too late to enter more postcards, for those of you who would still like to participate.  We have about twenty-five, so far.  If you would like more about how to proceed with you postcard, please visit https://balmorg.wordpress.com/2007/03.

Let’s celebrate our freedom to create! 

Don’t forget to RSVP to d & s at balmorg – at – gmail.com for this Saturday’s WORKS IN PROGRESS GATHERING!

Fantastico!

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