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September 14th, 2008 Blueberry Fields SUNDAY BRUNCH

September 13, 2008

Blueberry fields forever. This SUNDAY BRUNCH September 14th, 2008 will feature a blueberry theme and a documentary about the harvest of blueberry fields by Kali. Please join us from 10am – 12pm for creative conversations and dialog.

Blueberry Field in Bloom, East Machias Alana Rahney Copyright - used with permission

"Blueberry Field in Bloom, East Machias" Alana Ranney Copyright 2008 - used with permission

Menu
Blueberry cobbler
Pork tenderloin
Please bring a side dish or juice to share.

Details of location and contact information to let us know you are coming is here.

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frameless? invitation

July 27, 2008

b.a.l.m is gathering steam in august just like this kansas weather!  which means…if you are creative, or if you appreciate art and artists of any type; b.a.l.m invites you to an evening of artistic exploration- discover creative people while building a vocabulary of beauty.  august 9th, 2008 from 7:00pm -10:00pm at 2121 Vermont.  the gathering theme is frameless?  we would like to discuss this general concept with you all in terms of creativity, art and life.  please bring an example of your artistic medium & style that might relate to this concept (framed, unframed, with our without an apparent framework, or n/a).  please also bring some food or drink that would conceptually fit this idea (hmmm).  IF you bring your “junky” old frames, we will swap or use them for a group project.  request further details or let us know if you will be coming by contacting us.   we have missed our gatherings and look forward to the time.  we thought about meeting in a junk yard, but it is too warm, so maybe later in the fall… 

In the meantime be sure to check out Jane Flanders work in the rivermarket regional exibition: july 11th-august 15, 2008 at the KCAC Gallery.

Images & Text Copyright 2008 D&S White
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Confessions of a Garage, Hospital, Studio Artist

May 12, 2008

My former studio space has a new tenant!

Artist’s like to share their work with people, but sharing can take on multiple meanings in the day to day life and space an artist inhabits.  Does your garage double as your studio and share space with bicycles, cars, and household necessities like mine does?  I organize a garage sale each year to militantly protect my precious territory from ever encroaching outgrown children’s equipment that threatens my art space.  My husband has graciously offered to make me movable walls for my studio to make my space seem separate and serene.  May they expand and not contract.  My former studio, which is now inhabited by my son now doubles as a guestroom complete with bunkbeds and CARS comforters.  Guests must love children.  I have also enjoyed participating in an open studio painting class at the Lawrence Arts Center from Louis Copt to stay connected with other artists while motivating myself toward deadlines.  I must function in multiple working capacities to maintain my artistic life, but I am not willing to “let it go”.  Give it up for the right reason or for a short time, maybe, but not just let it go…  This creative life is something worth keeping and sharing.  Sharing in a variety of ways, as mentioned above.

PRAYER CHAIN papercuts by Shannon White 2008

MAHATMA CADEN leftover tempera on construction paper by Shannon White 2007

Last year my son was in the hospital for a third of the year, so I had to be satisfied with sketching in my sketchbook, using his leftover tempera paint on construction paper to paint his portrait off of his palette during hospital craft time, scavenging and drawing on the backs of slightly used disposable hospital gowns, and finally letting Henri Matisse’s and Peter Callesen’s paper cuts inspire me to make my first small scale installation work out of construction paper.  The theme and title for this installation was SIMPLE MEDIUM, and it already had its first showing.  I am still transferring the year’s small sketches into large paintings and bodies of work, into finished drawings, multiple completed series, and finally beginning to show them.  These challenges have inspired me to innovate, to expand my visual vocabulary to reflect recent experiences, to keep creating, expressing and sharing.  I have three group shows in the next few months (KS, CO & Bleeker Street, NY), work in an Oklahoma gallery, a portrait I am finishing and am hoping to have some solo shows, soon.   The past year was worth its weight in paint and relationships, shared time and space.  In tight spaces and seemingly hopeless places, vision can thrive.  The intensity of emotion, the condensation of concept, the urgency of expression can increase in these pressurized environments.  Capsules of life emerge.  Records of personal culture, inner turmoil, everyday life, the hope we hold onto surface and vitrify to be kept and read like cuneiform tablets preserved through fires.  This very difficult process is how we determine what is truly worth keeping and sharing.  May you all keep creating, living and sharing from whatever environment is available to us at the time.

FOUR FIGURES IN THE FIRE papercuts by Shannon White 2008

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The DWR Champagne Chair Contest™ Results 2008

February 5, 2008

Every year I think I will enter this contest after the first of the year.  It always comes at a time that just doesn’t work for my schedule.  This year I was determined to enter something.  I put together a piece from a design I had made a few years ago and then adjusted it.  It was not chosen of the top 50.  I am not one who likes to not win, however I am starting to learn that there is much to be learned in not winning.  Either way, in a couple of hours I produce a mini designed chair out of cork the gold champagne metal cap and the wiring – shown below.  Below that is a copy of The DWR Champagne Chair Contest™ Results 2008.  Click at the link at the bottom of the page to see the original article.

Waverly Chair by Darin M. White
Waverly Chair – Darin M. White
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Design Uncorked The DWR Champagne Chair Contest™The DWR Champagne Chair Contest™ Cork Image

The DWR Champagne Chair Contest™ was a raucous success this year with over 500 entries coming in digitally from all over the world.
(Just think of all the packaging material we saved.)
We’re thrilled to announce the winners:
Grand Prize: Miwa Kleyla’s Block B Chair
Staff Favorite: Matthew Glaysher’s Weekend Bender
Popular Vote: Akai Yang’s 2-Player

Special thanks to our judges:

  • Dave Alhadeff, founder of The Future Perfect
  • Tord Boontje, designer
  • Christopher C. Deam, designer/architect (designed the DWR Airstream travel trailer)
  • Jennifer Morla, chief creative officer at DWR
  • Henry Urbach, curator of design and architecture at SFMOMA

Miwa Kleyla’s Block B Chair
Matthew Glaysher’s Weekend Bender
Akai Yang’s 2-Player

Our top 50 chairs have embarked on a national Studio tour. See the chart below to find a Champagne Chair Tour Reception near you:

Champagne Chair Events
Locations Event Date Event Time
Brooklyn Tuesday, February 12 6-8pm
Greenwich Wednesday, February 13 5-7pm
Providence Thursday, February 21 5-7pm
Adams Morgan Monday, February 25 6:30pm
Princeton Thursday, February 28 6-8pm
Charlotte Wednesday, March 5 6-8pm
West Palm Beach Tuesday, March 11 6-8pm
Boulder Monday, March 17 6-8pm
Southlake Thursday, March 20 6-8pm
Columbus Tuesday, March 25 6-8pm
Evanston Saturday, March 29 6-8pm
St. Louis Thursday, April 3 6-8pm
Milwaukee Tuesday, April 8 6-8pm
New Orleans Monday, April 14 6-8pm
Las Vegas Boca Park Thursday, April 17 6-8pm
San Diego Tuesday, April 22 6-8pm
Manhattan Beach Monday, April 28 6-8pm
Santa Barbara Thursday, May 1 6-8pm
Sacramento Tuesday, May 6 6-8pm
San Jose Monday, May 12 6-8pm
Tigard Saturday, May 17 6-8pm

original article

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balm “destination” postcards & baker’s anniversary show

November 15, 2007

Show Opening Friday, Nov. 16th, 5-8 p.m.

Art Affair Gallery, 7th & High St, Baldwin, KS

BALM artists & Baker’s Anniversary Show

Beautiful pieces by area artists in all price ranges for gift giving.   Other featured artists include Karen Jacks, Vernon Brecha, Heather Smith Jones, Darin White, Jane Flanders,  Shannon White, D. S. Dunlap, Sam Wagner, Anh Sawyer…  Continue the conversation we began at the original “destination” original art postcard gathering with us.   Please ask questions, as artists love to talk about their artwork. 

View art postcards from other artists and exhibits online to understand the whimsical history and ideas behind “art as postcard”.  The concept celebrates personal voice, the beauty of handmade gifts, accessible artwork in matters of scale and economy, art as visual communication and thought provoking and what is more fun than the idea that one can theoretically or actually put a stamp on a gift and mail the original expression — no styrofoam peanuts, standing in long lines at the post office, reams of giftwrap, issue with wrong size or repeat gift — simple and thoughtful.   If you are truly inspired, then you can make your own art card as well and send or give yours to a friend.

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b.a.l.m ANNOUNCES ~ A RESONATE PICTURES PRODUCTION on NOVEMBER 12th, 2007

November 7, 2007

b.a.l.m

ANNOUNCES ~

A  RESONATE PICTURES PRODUCTION
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NOVEMBER 12th, 2007

THE ELDRIDGE EXTENDED

8th & VERMONT ~ LAWRENCE, KANSAS

TWO INDEPENDENT FILM SCREENINGS 7PM~8PM
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“I have a slight update for the screening this coming Monday.  
There is not going to be food served before hand
(which is a good thing because it didn’t sound like it was
going to be very delicious) and the cost is now $5 which
includes popcorn and soda with a cash bar (but don’t go
crazy, cause we’ll head over to Free State afterwards for
buck seventy-five pints).
The doors will open at 6:30 so
get ready to scope out your seat (there will only be so
many of those big brown leather comfy chairs).  
Screening starts at 7 with my short playing first and its
only 8 minutes long – so don’t miss.  
The other ‘”film” is the mockumentary and it runs about
40 minutes.  Its pretty funny.  I think you’ll like it.  
But if you’re the type that likes a good plot in your shows,
then feel free to slip over to Free State a bit early.
Again,
the event is open to the public so feel free to
pass this along to anyone who likes to say they like
independent film.  See you there.  The Eldridge Extended.  
Corner of 8th and Vermont.  Not the main hotel, but
the new addition a block away.  5 bucks.  Popcorn with
refills.  A filmmaker happy to see all your faces.  
1.75 pints afterwards.”

Marc Havener
Principal
Resonate Pictures

www.resonatepictures.com
 

Legacy Still 3Legacy Director PhotoLegacy Still 2
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Please come out to support Marc and RESONATE PICTURES.
If you have any questions let us know.

b.a.l.m

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Call For Entries – BALM Destination Postcard Show – Art Affair Gallery

October 12, 2007

BALM is pleased to announce its call for entries for the Destination Postcard Show, which will be showing in the Art Affair Gallery in Baldwin, KS in mid November.  Entries will be judged and chosen on interest, aesthetics, creativity and quality.  Postcards must represent a Destination theme, however this is interpreted.  Postcards should remain in the realm of 4″ x 6″ and may be two sided.   

Postcards can be mailed or dropped off and must arrive BEFORE Saturday November 9th, 2007. 
We will limit entries as required.  Please enter no more than 3 postcards.  The gallery is requiring all work must be for sale.  If we already have your postcard, please let us know if you want it included for sale and what the price will be.  Please remember that your price must include the 40% amount that the gallery requires. 

We will announce the show opening date and reception at a future time.  Please contact us with questions at email or phone

Below is the original postcard for the desitation gathering.

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