Archive for the ‘gatherings’ Category

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Crepe Collaboration with Art “La douceur de vivre a Paris au Printemps” Sunday Brunch 4/25/10

April 24, 2010

After a serious hiatus, we are going to have a Sunday Brunch gathering!

Enjoy crepes, quiches & coffee, Parisian style while sharing about artistic endeavors,
past and present. Please bring a fresh fruit or sweet (strawberries, bananas,
chocolate hazelnut spread, yogurt, jam) to go with crepes, a salad or a beverage
you think one might find in Paris in the spring! Darin has photos from his trip to
share as well,and Debra has an open studio where she dyes & felts with wools and
silks, so feel free to bring a piece for promotion or feedback.  Merci!

Crepe and cafe brunch at Cafe Benjamin - Paris, France March 2010

You can view the invite on facebook below to rsvp, or see our SUNDAY BRUNCH
page for contact information to let us know you are coming.

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Stephen Johnson – Artists Talk

November 30, 2009

In conjunction with the WHITE SHOW at Signs of Life Gallery,
b.a.l.m. is pleased to present:

Stephen Johnson – Artists Talk

Date:
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
Signs of Life Gallery
Street:
722 Massachussetts Street
City/Town:
Lawrence, KS

Join us to hear Stephen Johnson speak about his work, as an event surrounding the
b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW. Also view his work on display at the Signs of Life Gallery.
Afterward stay for Stephen’s book signing, either bring your copies or purchase new
books at the bookstore below the gallery.

Short Bio
Stephen Johnson was introduced to academia at and early age with both his parents
being French professors. Besides French, he chose to pursue Art abroad at the
L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, and the Université de Bordeaux in France.
After receiving his BFA in both Design and Painting at the University of Kansas in
Lawrence, he moved to New York to study drawing at the Art Students League.
From these studies he went on to New York Academy of Art for Painting followed
by Art Criticism at the New School and finally Drawing at Cooper Union. In addition
to the multiple degrees, Stephen added writing and illustration to his repertoire, and
has written a number of award winning children’s art books that also entertain and
inspire adults. He is the recipient of numerous awards and achievements including
Gold and Silver Medals in the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of
Illustrators. Stephen also has a long list of Solo and Group shows, and has been
involved in a wide variety of Museum shows. He is included in extensive amount of
permanent museum collections in addition to corporate and private collections and
has produced multiple public art projects, and spoken at many lectures and
presentations. Stephen is adept in drawing, painting and sculpting and is able to
produce naturalistic work, but the majority of his work and his main interest is
abstraction.

For more information about Stephen visit:
http://www.stephenjohnsonstudio.com

View the above works by Stephen Johnson at the b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW
at Signs of Life Gallery in Lawrence, KS.  Oct. 23rd, 2009 – January 16th, 2010


 

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Mystery Art Gathering 10/25/08

October 22, 2008

Bring visceral proof to any questions you think you may have answered in the form of a piece of artwork, or a query you are pursuing in your work,
to the Carnegie Cultural Center at 5th and Main (Hwy 59) in Ottawa,
Kansas from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, October 25th.
Please bring a pumpkin to paint, and an autumn snack or drink 
at the end of the evening, besides artistic converstations, you will have your own transformed gourd.
Lawrence carpool will be available to leave at 5:45 from the NE corner of the Southwind 12 parking lot. 
Please call d or s at 785.550.3856 with questions.
 
p.s. – Don’t forget to visit Jane’s studio at 1023 New Jersey St for the Lawrence Artwalk between 10-6 on Saturday or 12-6 on Sunday.

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Degage Soup Gathering Invitation 9/27/08

September 24, 2008

Jane and Phil have kindly volunteered to host this casual gathering at Jane’s painting studio on 1023 New Jersey St 66044 this Saturday 6-9 p.m.

Come join the mix, as we put together our artistic abilities, scouring the alley and then assembling a sculpture and enjoy steaming soup, cornbread and conversation together. Please feel free to bring something you are working on to share or an item for the assemblage and something to go with soup. 

Répondez s’il vous plaît! Darin or Shannon 785.550.3856.

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SUNDAY BRUNCH & Hike 9/21/08

September 19, 2008

Who would like to get outside for a healthy hike together for this SUNDAY BRUNCH?  Those who want to carpool to West Clinton’s Woodridge Park can meet at 9:30 a.m. at 2554 Stowe Dr to fill up water and coffee and tea thermoses and leave promptly at 9:40.  If you want to meet us at Woodridge Park, please be there at 10 to start the hike (take 6th Street west, left on the curve on Stull Rd, left on E 250, left on N 1400 and left on 350 to Woodridge Park campsite area) .  We will bring frisbees & badminton, and our sketchbooks.    You are welcome to bring guitars, drums, a poem, magnifying glasses, binoculars, containers for studying insects, etc… 

Please bring a pack with finger food or trail mix so we can stop and have a light brunch in the woods.  We will try our hand at some scones to share and leave some crumbs for the birds.  We will also discuss future ideas for gatherings and projects, as we have a few possibilities.  Please bring ideas to mutually encourage, learn, deepen and support what sustains everyday life and culture, as well as explore the relationship between sustainability and creativity.  Quality relationships are symbiotic – food for thought.  Think, pray, live, create, share …enjoy.

We enjoyed and will make a link available to Kali’s dairy farm documentary and an image of Eric’s blueberry harvesting rake replica, as they gave us a beautiful picture of the roots they have grown from — healthy food, family, friends, the outdoors, hard work, preserving, developing and innovating techniques and natural resources, simple pleasures, several of the important factors that sustain our lives.

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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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September 7th, 2008 SUNDAY BRUNCH

September 6, 2008

With versatility, diverseness, and protein, the subject of many debates; beauty, art & life movements next SUNDAY BRUNCH is featuring…the egg.

Please join us from 10am – 12pm around our continued discussions of the cycles of art and life. Please feel free to bring a work in progress. Last week Brad & Carrie brought a new recording they just finished producing.

Menu
Create your own egg sandwichettes with tapenade & garden vegetables on Organic Potato Asiago or Roasted Garlic Bread
Pavlova – Australian baked sweet meringue (named for a ballerina) topped with fresh fruit
Coffee or Spiced Organic Cider
Please bring a side dish or juice to share.

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

Please keep in mind this will be reoccurring every week if you can’t make it this week, we would love to have
you come another time for sustainable and creative conversations.

Thank you,

b.a.l.m (beauty, art & life movement)

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August 31st, 2008 SUNDAY BRUNCH

August 30, 2008
Tis the season to eat apples for Sunday Brunch and talk about cycles that sustain life. Think of what becomes an apple… What is your connection between life and art? We are interdisciplinary, and your art can be defined as loosely as your creativity and vision of the world around you. Everyone has a part in this discussion and something valuable to offer. We are thankful for the people and conversations enjoyed at the last week.
Menu
Pfannekuchen with Apples
Ham
and as always good strong coffee
Please bring something to add to the menu for example; juice, tea, good coffee beans, bread, cheese, vegetable, side or an apple themed dish.
It would be helpful to have an email note, a fb post, or call that you are coming unless you have already let us know you will be here.
thank you!
balm
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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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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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