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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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A tribute to GF Sam Wagner

July 12, 2012

One of b.a.l.m.’s good friends and amazing artists passed away July, 5th, 2012.

We remember GF Sam Wagner. Sam has been involved in b.a.l.m. from the beginning and he will be missed greatly.
Sam was in the b.a.l.m. White Show in Lawrence, KS and San Antonio, TX, Anthropoi, Dry Bones, and the Dannon Art Project.
Sam was a wonderful person and artists. Our condolences, and much love to his wife Shelley and three children.

GF SAM WAGNER

Obituary:
GF Sam Wagner, 38, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Thurs., July 5, 2012. He was born on Jan. 26, 1974, in Springfield, MO, the son of Lynn Catherine (Brimeyer) and Galen F. Wagner. Survivors include his wife, Shelley Wagner, and three children. Other survivors include Gilbert and Leone Brimeyer, Laura and Rick Coelho and their children, and Stephanie and Jeremy Jerguson and their children. He will be missed by many other family members and friends. Sam was a dad, a husband, a son, a brother, a grandson, a cousin, an uncle, a nephew, a son-in-law, a brother-in- law, a neighbor, a friend, a soccer coach, an artist, an architect, a Jayhawk, and a Sporting KC fan. He is now a citizen of heaven. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Fri., July 13, at Evangel Church, 1414 E. 103rd St., KC, MO 64131. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thurs., July 12, at the church. Burial will be held in the Shawnee Mission Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to his children’s education may be made to Learning Quest. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.johnsoncountychapel.com. (Arr: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210. (913) 451-1860) http://www.dwnewcomers.com

Link to obituary: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kansascity/obituary.aspx?n=gf-sam-wagner&pid=158471281#storylink=cpy

Images of a few of GF Sam Wagner’s artwork:

GF Sam Wagner, Swoon (Grace Outake), Acrylic and cut paper, Dec 2011

GF Sam Wagner, Little Things I Should Have Said and Done 1 from The Little Things I Should Have Said and Done Series, 2009

GF Sam Wagner, Sam at b.a.l.m. White Show next to his paintings, “Geese” and “Discover and Enjoy”, 2009

GF Sam Wagner with “Awakening” for b.a.l.m. Dry Bones Exhibition, Oct. 2010 (Collection of Darin and Shannon White)

GF Sam Wagner, At work at b.a.l.m. Dannon Art Project, February, 20th, 2012

A few words about Sam by balm Co Founder Darin White
See more of GF Sam Wagner’s artwork here.

If you would like to help the family in this time by sending a memorial, please write the check to Learning Quest for his children’s education fund.
Please reference GF Sam and Shelley Wagner on checks or in a note sent with checks.
Please send checks to:
LearningQuest c/o Walla Street
4745 West 136th Street
Leawood, KS 66224


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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

sponsored by:

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

as part of:

Final Fridays Events Lawrence, KS


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Earth: Language and Symbols Opens January 20, 2012 at Cara and Cabezas Contemporary in KC Crossroads District

January 13, 2012

Press Release:

NEW EXHIBITION FOCUSES ON EARTH AS A MEDIUM
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Earth: Language and Symbols

Curated by Darin M. White
January 20 – March 10, 2012
Opening: Friday, January 20, 2012, 6-9 pm
From the earth we emerge and we return to the earth.
We explore our world and grasp to adequately describe through language and
symbols who we are and why. Through sculpted clay, compressed burned trees
and dried pulp, minerals retrieved and many other ways we reach out to speak
about the space that we inhabit as we gaze into the heavens. While it may sound
mundane, in actuality there is life at it’s fullest to be explored, and held in our
open hands for however long we are given. This exhibition, featuring work by
Rex Hausmann and Jimmy Greenfield, attempts to dig deep into these notions
through material, action, thought and image.
– Darin M. White, Guest Curator

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Universal Language: Rex Hausmann

Universal Language will exhibit a water painting performance, slide-show,
photographs, and drawings from a recent sojourn to Beijing and Hong Kong.
These elements explore an interaction the artist had with a calligraphy master
at the Temple of Heaven where he found that across many cultural barriers,
the two were able to bridge their varying cultural experiences by
communicating through brush and line. Additionally, Universal Language
will include an installation entitled Where There Is Land There Is War,
equating historical events that occurred at the Boston Common.

Calligraphy master with Rex Hausmann in Beijing,
China at the Temple of the Sun

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Signs…  Jimmy Greenfield
We live in a visual world of signs that guide, dictate, and define social norms.
Many of these are culturally specific, but others are universally understood
and form the basis of a symbolic language readable the world over.  The signs
depicted in this show are meant as warnings about the effects of unbridled
population growth that puts ever-increasing pressure on shrinking natural
resources, the wholesale and indiscriminate destruction of the environment,
and the inevitability of human conflict that will follow. Constructed on
desiccated earth, they are meant to inspire meditation about the future with
the hope that by doing so, humans will somehow rise above their differences
and recognize the extreme challenges ahead.  This “evolution of human spirit
and cooperation” is the only process through which we will be able to ensure
and maintain the survival of the living planet.
Jimmy Greenfield, WARNING 2, 2009
dirt, sticks, dried grass, wire
30 x 30 x 3 inches

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Artists in Resonance selected for this exhibition are Gina Adams, TR Ericsson,
Matthew Farley, Jane Flanders, John Hachmeister, Elden Tefft, Maria Velasco,
Baruch Vergara, and Shannon White.

Gina Adams, Lace, Bead, Fabric Landscape .3,
Encaustic and oil on panel, 14″ x 20″, 2009
John Hachmeister, Dust, Rise Rain, Ceramic
John Hachmeister, Dust Rise Rain, Ceramic
Matthew Farley, Icarus Bound, Photodocumentation of Guerilla Installtion over Charles Umlauf's Icarus Sculpture
Matthew Farley, Icarus Bound, Photo documentation
of Guerrilla Installation on Charles Umlauf’s Icarus
Sculpture, 2010More images from Artists In Resonance for Earth: Language and Symbols

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Rex Hausmann works as a full-time artist in San Antonio, Texas, and
New York City. He currently works in his family’s warehouses, home to
Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community. Hausmann received a
bachelor of fine arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In
Atlanta, Hausmann studied under international artists Sandy Skoglund
and Patrick Dougherty. Hausmann has worked on projects and lectured
both nationally and internationally. His work and large projects often
revolve around identities found in communal and domestic contexts,
tracing their connections to religion and history. Hausmann credits
brother and musician Erik Hausmann as a major influence.
Since moving to NYC in the late 1970’s, Jimmy Greenfield has been
an avid sculptor, percussionist, environmentalist, and citizen activist
committed to community affairs.  In the late 1990’s, his sculpture
became more politically charged dealing specifically with issues of the
environment and human conflict.  To this end, in 2006, he created
Soapbox Gallery, a free street side public art venue in Brooklyn, NY
dedicated to inspiring and promoting uncensored socially relevant
work with a strong political narrative.
ABOUT THE CURATOR:

Darin M. White is an artist and independent curator based in
Lawrence, Kansas.  With his wife Shannon, a painter and arts advocate
they founded b.a.l.m. (beauty, art & life movement). Together they
promote creativity and action, and encouraging others in their art and
understanding. White continues to expand his artistic medium including:
sculpture, installation, printmaking, drawing, producing/ curating/
juroring exhibitions and writing art reviews and articles. His love and
awe of life and people are intertwined and explored in these various
avenues.
This is exhibition is brought to you by:
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Cara and Cabezas Contemporary
1714 Holmes Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108,
816.332.6239
, gallery@caraandcabezas.com
OPEN First Friday 6 – 9 pm, Saturdays 11 – 5 pm
and By Appointment Tuesday – Friday
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View gallery information about exhibition:
http://caraandcabezas.com/exhibitions_future.html

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Happy Holidays, Hanukkah, New Year and a very Merry Christmas to you all! 2011

December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays, Hanukkah, New Year and a very
Merry Christmas to you all!

We would like to thank each one of you for your involvement in b.a.l.m. this
year. Whether you are local to the Lawrence, KS region or national or
international we are grateful to be able to share art, artists and creative
life with you in various ways. We would love to have more input in regards
to what you would like to see b.a.l.m. doing, whether it is related to
performing arts or visual arts or some other creative outlet. We want to
encourage you to be creative, take risks and continue forward with your life.

Here is looking forward to a fabulous 2012!


Photo: Darin M. White Art Basel Miami Beach 2010

If you are interested in supporting b.a.l.m.‘s effort to encourage, support
and provide opportunities for artists of all types as well as fostering
sustainability for the arts and artists please see the donation button
in the signature or mail checks to this address, written to b.a.l.m.
Or contact us to find out more how you can volunteer or other
ways to help.


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Sweeping Up the Mess Exhibition – Sept. 16th – Dec 16th 2011

September 12, 2011
You are cordially invited to The White Carpet Gallery for an art exhibition,
Sweeping Up the Mess which explores the notions related to marginalized,
overlooked, unappreciated, work, identity, as well as political and social
issues such as current issues, war, refugees, and in general cleaning up
the mess of life. The exhibition is free. Donations will be accepted to
support the Refugee Community Center.
b.a.l.m.’s co founder | co director, Darin M. White is the guest juror/
curator for this exhibition in Des Moines, IA. The opening reception
is this Friday Sept. 16th from 6-9pm and the exhibit will be on display
till Dec. 16th, 2011.
Artworks include, site specific installation, performance work, video,
interactive, yarn bombing, textiles, painting, drawing, sculpture and poetry.

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New (Year) New (Vision) New 2011

January 11, 2011

Happy New Year!

2010 was a fabulous year, we’ve had gatherings, a slew of wonderful exhibitions
in various locations, and connected with so many amazing people!
Thank you for encouraging artists and art.
None of this could be done without you!

We have great things in store for 2011 and can’t wait to share them all with you.
Let us know how we can help you be more creative and encouraged to share your
art (that only you can create) this next year!

Oceanfront Nights at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 - Photo ©2010 Darin M. White

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