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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