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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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http://beautyartandlifemovement.org
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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
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b.a.l.m. anthropoi opening review

October 24, 2010

There was a great turn out for the September Final Friday event at the 739 Mass
Street Flash Space with an estimated 1,000-1,300 in attendance.  Tom King from
Review Magazine
did a brief review highlighting the b.a.l.m. anthropoi Exhibition
and curation.  The show exhibited 18 artists including Ben Ahlvers, Rob Allen,
TR Ericsson, Jason T. Clark, Larry Graeber, Duane Hilburn, Akiko Jackson,
Lacey Lewis, Don Lisy, Jung Hee Mun, Dave Root, Nicolette Ross, Frank Shopen,
Betsy Timmer, Dave Van Hee, GF Sam Wagner, Jay Walker and Shannon White
and last minute addition Erok Johanssen.

As a bonus editor of Lawrence Magazine, Nathan Pettengill, invited multiple art
collectives and groups to participate in a thematic collaborative interpretive
project for the Fall edition of the magazine, and display and Jason Dailey
photographed the work during the opening.  Included in the exhibition were
Fresh Produce Collective/… art gallery, the Percolator group/gallery,
Astroid Heads
/Wonderfair Space, the Spencer Museum of Art
student collective
, and a group of artists representing b.a.l.m.

Below are some images from the opening courtesy of Ed White Photo Images.
See more of the show opening images here.

For more images of the artwork displayed or to purchase a piece of artwork, please
contact curator Darin M. White .

We would like to thank sponsors for this exhibition including:
Downtown Lawrence Arts District, Lawrence Sign Up, Cottin’s Hardware,
Ed White Photo Images and our friendly neighbors Signs of Life Gallery.
We would also like to thank the musical group Antiques and Collectibles for
setting the mood.  In edition, we would like to thank the assistance received
by multiple volunteers including a whole family in painting the space and
getting ready for this show we couldn’t have done this with out you.

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b.a.l.m.

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balm is a non profit organization working on 501-3C Status.
If you or an organization 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.

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b.a.l.m. anthropoi art exhibition

September 21, 2010

Coming off the inaugural event of Final Fridays there are great expectations
for this months opening. There was a fabulous turn out and response to this event
and we are hoping for sustained success in promoting art and artists and
introducing those who may not be aware of the variety and depth of
contemporary art to a little taste.  b.a.l.m. produced the August show
TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent which was able to bring some
good reviews, publicity and awareness for the Final Friday events.

Opening in conjunction with the Lawrence, Kansas Final Fridays
b.a.l.m. announces anthropoi – a group exhibit about how artist view people
curated by Darin M. White a beauty, art and life movement production.

Please join us this Friday September 24th, 2010 for the opening reception
at the 739 Mass Street Flash Space from 5-10pm.  Join us at 5pm for a special
appearance and collective work, and we also are looking forward to hosting a
variety of art collectives in the first hour of the opening.

Show dates are from Sept. 24th- Oct. 22nd by appointment.

Artists exhibited in the show include:

Ben Ahlvers, Rob Allen, TR Ericsson, Jason T. Clark, Larry Graeber, Duane Hilburn,
Akiko Jackson, Lacey Lewis, Don Lisy, Jung Hee Mun, Dave Root, Nicolette Ross,
Frank Shopen, Betsy Timmer, Dave Van Hee, GF Sam Wagner, Jay Walker and
Shannon White.
Front Image: cropped examples of a variety of the artists works.


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b.a.l.m.
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balm is a non profit organization working on 501-3C Status.
If you or an organization 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.

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b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent opening reception review

September 17, 2010

There was a great turn out for the first Final Friday event in the newly established
Downtown Lawrence Arts District.  In a more than anticipated highly energized
crowd an estimated 700-1000 individuals poured into the venue, perused
and discussed the art at the 739 Mass “Flash Space”.  It was encouraging to
have quite a bit of press come out for the show opening including Channel 6 News,
Journal World, Review Magazine, and another piece being put out by The Pitch.

There was an excellent review of the show by Ryan LaFerney with
Review Magazine .

Read the Journal Worlds viewpoint of the overall event here
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2010/aug/28/first-final-friday-attracts-artsy-crowd/
and view some of the Journal Worlds general photographic images
http://www2.ljworld.com/photos/galleries/2010/aug/28/final-friday-starts-downtown/

Here are some images from the show opening at 739 Flash Space.
Thank you Lawrence and surrounding areas for your support of art!
Please join us every Final Friday for a new exhibition including this
coming Friday September 24, 2010 for b.a.l.m. anthropoi – a group exhibit about
how artists view people.


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b.a.l.m.
http://beautyartandlifemovement.org
balm email



balm is a non profit organization working on 501-3C Status.
If you or an organization 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.

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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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Jon Keith Swindell – Artists Talk – From the Far Away Nearby

November 13, 2009

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

Jon Keith Swindell
From the Far Away Nearby

Host:
Type:
Arts – ARTISTS TALK
Date:
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Time:
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:
Signs of Life Gallery
Street:
722 Massachusetts St
City/Town:
Lawrence, KS

As part of the events surrounding the b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW, join us to hear Jon
Keith Swindell speak and show about the developmental aspects of his artwork
over the last 30 years.

Jon is an established and respected artist with a long career of excellence, and has
shown in numerous museums and galleries. Jon is a professor at the University of
Kansas who has taught the elements and perfection of design to art students for
many years.

Besides a love of art, design and quality, Jon has a affinity for hot rods, and has
been traveling the country gathering antiques cars for use in one of his next
endeavors.

Short Bio (Courtesy of University of Kansas Dept. of Visual Art Website)

Jon Keith Swindell received an MFA in 1983 from the University of Nebraska,
Lincoln, and a BFA in 1973 from the Columbus College of Art and Design, Ohio.
Jon is a recipient of a NEA Regional Award in Sculpture from the Mid-American
Art Alliance, and a Kansas Arts Commission Meritorious Recognition Fellowship,
1989. His work has been shown in a variety of venues across the country,
including the Joslyn Art Museum, Sales and Rental Gallery, in Omaha and the
Mulvane Art Museum at Washburn University in Topeka.

“I want all of the shapes and objects in my sculpture to have a strong psychological
resonance, to ring with a sense of metaphysical energy,” Jon says.


Jon Keith Swindell
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