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b.a.l.m. Maps the Kemper: Lines, Dots, and the Spaces In Between

October 18, 2012

Join us for a milieu of dots, lines & spaces
spanned by luminosity!
Your participation will by vital to the event…
Fun & possibly enlightening for all ages!
S
ome inspirations are organic geometry,
biophosphorescence &interactive empowerment
of audience as everyday mapmakers…

Press Release: For Immediate Release

b.a.l.m. Maps the Kemper:
Lines, Dots, and the Spaces In Between
4420 Warwick Boulevard  Kansas City, MO 64111
Friday, October 26th, 2012, 7-9 pm

The lawns of the Kemper Museum will be a glow-in-the-dark
experience led by Lawrence’s artist cooperative
b.a.l.m. (beauty, art and life movement).
Activity stations will revolve around the themes of
RefreshExploreMove.
Find your way to the Kemper Museum to help create an
open-air interactive environment!

We are always creating the map…routing and rerouting our existence with
our movements between resting points,forming beneficial connections
along the way. Streams of creativity and ways of thinking run fluidly parallel
to one another and occasionally converge to illuminate perspectives. In this
context, art makes our neural pathways visible and helps us navigate the
geography between spaces. Our grey cell matter and the dark matter of the
universe become illuminated. We are joining with artists in our network to
awaken the event guests to realize their cumulative role in creating the map
with an engaging experience with light on the lawn of the Kemper.

Maps can be defined as any network formed in nature or culture . At night it
appears as a series of basic phospho -geometric components of circles or
dots, lines & spaces between shapes.These structures, which represent
constellations, bio phosphorescent micellenia networks in the soil between
mushrooms which allow for forestation, cities viewed from space which form
a dimensional structure for life, gleaming waterways or neuro-electric currents
and pathways in our brain become conduits or established pathways that support
functional and desirable ways of life to be traveled and revisited, and can also be
solidified and altered. Memories and relationships are formed at each juncture
and while navigating the unknowns, the dark matter or spaces in between, which
causes the design of the map to be in flux.


BREEZEWAY STATION – REFRESH:

Under the breezeway, artist Katherine Marie O’Hara’s crocheted
monofilament forms have a gift each guest is invited to take from
the suspended glow-in-the-dark elements.This lit wearable object
provides a visual map of your journey between the various stations
creating atrace of your steps and interactions and memory of
your involvement.

Sip a natural soda, kickback and listen to global and experimental
music by the Owl People, around glowing elements/sculptures by
artist Yuri Zupancic.

SOUTH LAWN – MOVEMENT:

Luminescent  artist inside a clear sphere will interact with guests while
mapping the topographic space.

Fiber and performance artist Judah Wagner designed and produced a suit
that in various ways uses multiplecolors of light to map the body.

Event producers, and artists Shannon and Darin White constructed
a collaborative glowing spherical structures  by transforming existing
objects.Guests are encouraged to manipulate and interact with
constructions and artists around the sunken lawn , creating a changing
map piece with the moving points.

NORTH LAWN STATION – EXPLORING:

Artists, Darin and Shannon White 10′ cube frame suspended & connected colored
glow-in-the-dark strings, neon , and glow elements, creating open air sculpture
environment.

Guests interact with the environment along with artists. Glow rope is provided to
use on the lawn as a drawing tool, creating lines, forms and shapes.

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Producers:
b.a.l.m. beauty, art and life movement

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DANNON ART project: A Living Studio

January 26, 2012

DANNON ART project
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Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hamshire
Lawrence, KS

Exhibition dates: January 23 – March 3, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 2012, 5-9 pm
Closing Reception: Friday, February 24, 2012, 5-9 pm

Rex Hausmann will be creating a painting on the second floor at the Lawrence Arts
Center January 23 – 27. At the completion of his painting, this temporary studio
will handed over to a series of artists who will create new works, each leaving their
works on display.  Over the course of five weeks this space transforms into a
melody of styles and mediums creating an exhibit that will only exist this one time.

Audiences are encouraged to visit the space beginning January 23 – March 3.

This project will be held in the North end, on the second floor of the Lawrence Arts
Center.

Rex Hausemann lives and works as a full-time artist in San Antonio and New York
City. Hausmann earned a BFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and
Design. He has worked on projects both nationally and internationally and has
shown and lectured globally. His work and large projects often revolve around
identities found in communal and domestic contexts, tracing their connections
to religion and history.

Artist Note:
Dannon Art Supply/ Consulting/ Production/ Promotion/ Encouragement/
… heck,the story of a creative life in mid America! (With a Whole Lot of Friends)
COMMUNITY!

An installation/exhibition by a Creative Community, in motion.

The idea behind this project is simple: exposing an artistic community to an
audience for the audience to enjoy & participate. Much like Sol Lewitt had his
wall drawings, people instead of lines create a mesh of relationships,
metaphysically through e mails, phone calls. Eventually personal contact& a
physical object creates a totem of the persons visit. The process is open to
enterprising, yet simple boundaries exists: keep your voice within the specified
space of The Lawrence Arts Center. The small space will begin to look like a small
store, full of a verity of things for sale, with the space taking on the life of a studio
too. The space itself & individual voices will direct the exhibition itself. The
experience’s existence will changing every day. This a metaphor for the art of
creative community, the people we surround ourselves with, the people we as
human interact with on a daily basis & the trials & joys that come along with those
relationships.

Dannon Art Project at Lawrence Arts Center

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“The New Old San Antonio: Tales From the Little Big Town” Final Fridays May 27th, 2011

May 26, 2011

Heralded as “…the culmination of a year’s exchange of talent.” by the SA Current and “Curated by human dynamo Rex Hausmann of Hausmann Millworks and Darin M. White of  b.a.l.m.  (beauty, art and life movement), the show is the latest volley in an artistic exchange…” by SA Express News. eReview states “The resulting exhibition is a mix of work that paints the city as a diverse and vibrant arts community.”  Also noted by Jabulani Laffal on NPR Radio KCUR 89.3 FM Central Standard Show, “…how their recent collaborations have started a larger conversation about artists forming communities outside their region.” And …“something extra special” by Lawrence.com. See additional Press here.

Come see this fabulous exhibition as part of Final Friday Events for May, 27th. The Exhibition runs till June 17th.

The New Old San Antonio:
Tales from The Little Big Town

April 29-June 17, 2011
Lawrence Arts Center
, 940 New Hampshire Street 

This exhibition features the works of 33 artists with deep roots from San Antonio who are in various stages of their careers, from emerging artists to well-established artists with works in museum collections. Produced and curated by Rex Hausmann of the San Antonio, Texas studio program, Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community, and Darin M. White of the Lawrence art collective b.a.l.m. (beauty, art and life movement), The New Old San Antonio builds upon a budding visual arts connection between the two cities that began with 2009’s The White Show, and is presented in memory of Chuck Ramirez & Marcia Gygli King.


Image: A large portion of the artists from “The Little Big Town” by Hausmann Millworks – Photo Credit: ©2011 Ansen Seale

The New Old San Antonio gathers responses artists who share what they love so dearly: their home town, artists, and art, creating a collection of work that any city would be proud to call their own. The show presents intimate conversations among the revered and established and the new and emerging.

Kyle Martin in front of “300 Point Drop” 27″ High site specific installation
Jimmy Kuehnle’s performance piece in process which started at Spencer Museum of Art on April 29th for the Final Fridays Events

A group of artist and art lovers from San Antonio, and the producers gather

A view of the Atrium space where a good portion of the exhibition is on display at the Lawrence Arts Center

A partial view of the exhibition in the front gallery at the Lawrence Arts Center

Artist List:
David Alcantar
David Almaguer
Arturo Almeida
Joseph Alamendares
Fernando Andrade
Avi Avalos
Kim Bishop
Rolando Briseño
Victoria Campbell
Jimmy James Canales
Danville Chadbourne
Jonathan Cowan
John Davis
Bill FitzGibbons
Aaron Hans Forland
Mark Gelatt
Larry Graeber
Jimmy Kuehnle
Marilyn Lanfear
Jayne Lawrence
Pedro Lujan
Kyle Martin
Jung Hee Mun
Chuck Ramirez
Kevin Rayhons
Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz
Morgan Santander
Ansen Seale
Ethel Shipton
Russell Stephenson
Gary Sweeney
Louis Vega Treviño
Marc Weigand

balm is a non profit organization working on 501-3C Status.
If you or an organization or business would like to donate funds, time or
other resources to further art and artists in Lawrence, KS and throughout
the country please send any correspondence to the addresses in the
signature or donate by clicking the link below.

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list of partners/ sponsors/ supporters:

b.a.l.m. beauty, art and life movementHausmann Millworks

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“The New Old San Antonio: Tales From the Little Big Town” Exhibition and Events

April 15, 2011
Press Release
For Immediate Release:

The New Old San Antonio:
Tales from The Little Big Town

April 29-June 17, 2011
Lawrence Arts Center
, 940 New Hampshire Street 

This exhibition features the works of 33 artists with deep roots from San Antonio who are in various stages of their careers, from emerging artists to well-established artists with works in museum collections. Produced and curated by Rex Hausmann of the San Antonio, Texas studio program,
Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community, and Darin M. White of the Lawrence art collective b.a.l.m. (beauty, art and life movement), The New Old San Antonio builds upon a budding visual arts connection between the two cities that began with 2009’s The White Show, and is presented in memory of Chuck Ramirez & Marcia Gygli King.

Image: A large portion of the artists from “The Little Big Town” by Hausmann Millworks – Photo Credit: ©2011 Ansen Seale

The New Old San Antonio gathers responses artists who share what they love so dearly: their home town, artists, and art, creating a collection of work that any city would be proud to call their own. The show presents intimate conversations among the revered and established and the new and emerging.

Artist Images: Top Left Clockwise: Jimmy James Canales, still from The Maria Experiment performance, Louis Vega Trevino, Heeled, Rolando Briseno, Heart Tablescape, Jayne Lawrence, Nuture/Nature, Jimmy Kuehnle, still from Make It Look Rich performance

Public Programs

Insight Lecture Series:
The Directors Talk | The Making of the Little Big Town

April 21, 7-8 PM
Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street

A lecture with the b.a.l.m. and Hausmann Millworks directors on the process and curation of the Little Big Town Series of events

Make It Look Rich: An interactive performance by Jimmy Kuehnle
April 29, 5:30-6:50 PM
Begins:
Spencer Museum of Art , 1301 Mississippi Street
Make It Look Rich is a mobile, interactive, and engaging public art performance by Jimmy Kuehnle. Kuehnle will don a large inflatable suit, beginning his performance on the Museum’s lawn and continuing down the hill through the streets to downtown Lawrence.

Panel Discussion: “The Beautiful Life: Looking at Life and Perspectives on Creativity, Sideways”
April 29, 7-8pm
Hobbs Taylor Lofts, 8
th & New Hampshire

In her downtown loft, Spencer Museum of Art Director Saralyn Reece Hardy will host a discussion fresh from CAM (Contemporary Art Month) in San Antonio, Texas, regarding the subject of artistic involvement and integration into society as a whole. Four artists/directors will speak about their work, ideas on contemporary art-making and marketing, and their curatorial work both nationally and internationally.

Artist List:
David Alcantar
David Almaguer
Arturo Almeida
Joseph Alamendares
Fernando Andrade
Avi Avalos
Kim Bishop
Rolando Briseño
Victoria Campbell
Jimmy James Canales
Danville Chadbourne
Jonathan Cowan
John Davis
Bill FitzGibbons
Aaron Hans Forland
Mark Gelatt
Larry Graeber
Jimmy Kuehnle
Marilyn Lanfear
Jayne Lawrence
Pedro Lujan
Kyle Martin
Jung Hee Mun
Chuck Ramirez
Kevin Rayhons
Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz
Morgan Santander
Ansen Seale
Ethel Shipton
Russell Stephenson
Gary Sweeney
Louis Vega Treviño
Marc Weigand

balm is a non profit organization working on 501-3C Status.
If you or an organization or business would like to donate funds, time or
other resources to further art and artists in Lawrence, KS and throughout
the country please send any correspondence to the addresses in the
signature or donate by clicking the link below.

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list of partners/ sponsors/ supporters:

b.a.l.m. beauty, art and life movementHausmann Millworks

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FINAL FRIDAYS EVENTS FEBRUARY 25th, 2011

February 22, 2011

Higher: Recent Drawings by Michael Krueger

February 25, 2011
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
February 26, 2011 to March 24, 2011

Michael Kruger Sioux Falls Image
Sioux Falls
by Michael Krueger

Higher: Recent Drawings by Michael Krueger
Wonder Fair: Art Gallery, Shoppe & Studio (803 1/2 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 6-10pm (Ongoing until Apr. 24th)

From the Organizers:
The artworks for this exhibition explore a collective need to get higher, get lost, reach a higher place, and be transformed. The imagery in these drawings brings together a collection of utopian fetishes; objects and figures perched, often precariously, atop high places and craggy peaks. Through tiny glimpses of early American history and the so-called Age of Aquarius, the drawings also create warm but cautious vignettes of utopianism and escapism. Feelings of isolation, loneliness and abandonment permeate the drawings, contrasted by colorful elation and a sense of purpose through elevation.

Michael Krueger was born on January 5, 1967 in Kenosha Wisconsin. His family moved to South Dakota in 1970 and he spent his childhood years in Sioux Falls. These formative years in the West cultivated a fondness and curiosity for the history of Westward Expansion and the epic struggles that were cast on the Great Plains. In 1990 Michael earned a BFA from the University of South Dakota and in 1993 he graduated with an MFA from the University of Notre Dame. In 1995, Michael moved to Lawrence, Kansas for a teaching post at the University of Kansas. Michael’s creative research has taken him all over the globe from Asuncion, Paraguay to the United Arab Emeritus, to Scotland, England, Belgium, France and Italy. He has given over 100 lectures and workshops at venues such as Cranbrook Academy of Art, RISD, City College of New York, Edinburgh College of Art and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Boston, MA. He has recently had solo shows at Sunday L.E.S., New York, NY, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA, Packer/Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL, Bennington College, Bennington, VT and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN. Recent group exhibitions include, KRETS Gallery, Malmo, Sweden, Baer Ridgeway, SanFrancisco, CA, Ambacher Contemporary, Munich, Germany, Glasgow Print Studio, Scotland, UK, Adam Baumgold, New York, NY and the Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA.

Memories, Myth, Nostalgia

February 25, 2011
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
February 26, 2011 to March 19, 2011

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Works by Brandon & Jennifer Larsen

Memories, Myth, Nostalgia
The Lawrence Percolator (940 New Hampshire in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 5-8pm (Ongoing until Mar. 19th)

From the Organizers:
Bookmaking workshop with Rebecca Blocksome – Saturday, March 12, 2-4 p.m.
Multimedia workshop with Jennifer & Brandon Larsen – Saturday, March 19, 2-4 p.m.
(* $5 donation for supplies, pre-register by emailing jenniferlawhead@yahoo.com)
Closing reception – Saturday, March 19, 6-9 p.m.

Shadows of Minidoka and Other Exhibits at Lawrence Art Center

Final Fridays

In the Galleries

Shadows of Minidoka ROGER SHIMOMURA

Roger Shimomura

Current Exhibits
On exhibit thru March 1 

Fresh Start. Works in Progress.
From the organizers:

Shadows of Minidoka: ROGER SHIMOMURA (February 11th- March 12th)
The Art of Roger Shimomura and His Collection of Art and Ephemera from the Japanese Internment Camps.
PRINTerpretations: SALLY PILLER (Lower Lobby Exhibit Hall | thru March 11)
Fresh Start: WORKS IN PROGRESS (January 28 – March 11)
This exhibit is a chance for the public to get a glimpse into “what’s coming” from Kansas artists and possibly to learn about each artist’s creative process.

Lawrence Arts Center (940 New Hampshire Street in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 11, 7-9pm (Ongoing until Mar. 12th)

Contention

February 25, 2011
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Nolan
by Josh Adams

Contention
The Bourgeois Pig (6 East 9th Street in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 6-9pm

From the Organizers:
“These paintings examine the spatial and emotional relationships between facial features and expressions of multiple stacked portraits. Each work is an amalgamation of two or more images of one person. Thoughtfully positioned, the faces dissolve into one another. Their union develops subtle disturbances of clarity and coherence, while seeming to invent one creature of new feeling.

I chose black and white to keep the focus on form and value. Furthermore, I employed a variety of mark making to stimulate the surface and draw attention to process—to yield a sense of transparency, motion and life.”

Josh Adams was born and raised in Kansas City. At an early age he showed artistic interests and was encouraged by his parents to take piano lessons. The piano lessons later turned into drum lessons, which lasted until the end of high school. Josh also found solace in drawing as a means of expression, but never fully pursued the outlet until college. He attended the University of Kansas and graduated in 2006 with a BFA in painting and a minor in art history.

Since graduating, Josh has exhibited his work locally in solo and group shows, toured the country playing music in various ensembles and moved to Los Angeles to seek a professional career in studio drumming-recording with Mike Andrews and Melanie Laurent. He currently lives in Lawrence where he works and makes art and music.

BiKlops Design & Studio Ike

February 25, 2011
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

• BiKlops Design & Studio Ike
Teller’s (746 Massachusetts in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 6-9pm

From the Organizers:
Teller’s will be hosting the work of BiKlops Design and Studio Ike for a design-centric Final Fridays.

Andrew Jilka: Better Living

February 25, 2011
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Rites of Passage by Andrew Jilka

• Andrew Jilka: Better Living
The Invisible Hand Gallery (801 1/2 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 6-10pm

From the Organizers:
Andrew Jilka’s “Better Living” is a show about the faults, failures, and aspirations that are pre-programmed into the notion of the American Dream.
The drawings reflect upon societal signifiers of health, spirituality, sexuality, and desire. These staples of supposed happiness are explored through
tedious repetition in drawings from the past ten months.

Signs of Life Gallery

February 25, 2011
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
February 25, 2011 to March 25, 2011

Hosta Lilies Shannon White

February Exhibition Les Femmes
Signs of Life Gallery (722 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS)
Saturday, February 25, 5:00- 11:00pm (Ongoing until Mar. 25th)

Save The Art – Brownbacklash

February 25, 2011
4:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Save The Art – Brownbacklash
Quinton’s (615 Mass St. in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 4-10pm

From the organizers (QuintEssential Gallery):
“Q5Gallery” opens its doors for local artist to express their feelings about Governor Brownback’s new budget cut; abolishing the state’s arts commission, leaving Kansas to be the only state in the nation without this agency.

Q5Gallery will be showcasing work by the gallery’s founding Artists and Fresh Produce Art Collective members. Along with a local Artist response to the budget cut we aim to inform and spark up conversation in the community regarding resent changes Brownback has made and other proposals involving budget cuts to the state. Exhibiting Artists: Local Artists Brownbacklash – Exhibition curator(s): David Lowenstein, Leo Hayden, Erok Johanssen, Bobbie Powell, Rachel Herring, Dan Dishman, Matt Farley, Paul Flinders, Jim Luhning, Phil Martinez, Jeromy Morris, Charles Ray, Matt Ridgway, Bill Scoular, Brent Teufel, and Josie Wrath.

Lawrence Art Party

February 25, 2011
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm


• Lawrence Art Party
Hobbs Taylor Lofts (740 New Hampshire in Lawrence, KS)
Friday, February 25, 5-9pm

From the Organizers:
We’ll have 25 artists, live music, and a great time!

Among the artists is one of Kansas’ most renowned artists, and winner of the Kansas Governor’s Arts Award, Louis Copt, who will be showing new works!

New this month – a special exhibition by students from Lawrence High School, including video from Jeff Kuhr’s film/media class!

Memories, Memoirs and Musings

February 25, 2011
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
February 20, 2011 to March 20, 2011

Memories, Memoirs and Musings
1109 Gallery (1109 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, KS)
Saturday, February 19, 5:30-9pm (Ongoing until Mar. 20th)

From the organizers:
Featured artists Jennifer Unekis and the writings of Phyllis Copt and company. Readings by writing group led by Phyllis Copt at 5:30pm and Reception 7-9pm

Feb 21 – Movie at 1109 Gallery: “Herb & Dorothy” Vogel. This is about a couple, with very moderate means of support, who acquired over 4000 pieces Minimalist and Conceptual Art. The Spencer Art Museum has 50 pieces from their collection.

Feb 25 – Open until 9pm for Final Friday Art Walks/Musicians, Snacks and Beverages.

Art Before Noon

Lawrence Public Library, reception and art by 13 artists, “Art Before Noon”, 707 Vermont St.

Tune in to KLWN 1320 AM the Wed. before Final Fridays at 8:50am to listen to updated information on Final Fridays Events

Lawrence Kansas Final Fridays

These are a few of the locations that we are aware of, various other
exhibitions will be taking place at other venues. Just look for the yellow
flags or via the web go to lawrence.com/finalfridays for soon to be posted
listing of many events and a map and also you can view
Final Fridays Lawrence on Facebook
or FFLawrence on Twitter.
Our website beautyartandlifemovement.org will also
to continue to have listings as well as The Rathaus
which continues put together Art Roundup for Final Fridays
and eReview.org which produces The Lawrence Report
and Final Fridays Calender of Events.

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