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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…

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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.

Host/ Sponsor:

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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as part of:

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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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Sweeping Up the Mess – Call for Art and Poetry Entries

July 30, 2011
Update Aug 17: Deadline Extension, Included and Highlighted Artists and a few changes
Entries Due: 11:59 PM, August 29, 2011

Sweeping up the Mess is a juried exhibit of painting, sculpture, poetry, and other art forms inspired by, and which make use of, custodial supplies. The show, in partnership with Des Moines Social Club and Metro Arts Alliance, will be displayed from September 16 – December 16, 2011 in the White Carpet Gallery at Hillyard. The exhibit is open to all artists, 18 years and older. Entry Fee $5.00 (one art piece, or up to three poems). Discounts for multiple entries, and/or complete exhibit details, are available by contacting ccox@hillyard.comemail must reference: “Sweeping up the Mess – Art Exhibit”.

Exhibit Includes Artists:

Rex Hausmann

Exhibited both Nationally and Internationally, Hausmann has been included in the Venice Biennale, Smithsonian Museum of Art, and currently has a solo show at the Institute of Texan Cultures.

 

 

Above: The Brothers Hat Shop

Rex Hausmann, 2010

Acrylic on canvas

Deb Seeger

Ms. Seeger’s career spans 4 decades, and has shown National and Internationally. Her Longleaf Project, a knitted dress using plastic bags as yarn, combines social issues, community, and art.



Above: The Longleaf Project 
Deb Seeger, 2008

Jason Barr

Trained as a printmaker, Barr uses bright colors and juvenile imagery to address larger world issues. He is currently working on a video/performance project in

conjunction with the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art

Above: Snowman the Barbarian

Jason Barrr, 2011

Katherine O’Hara

Katherine Marie O’Hara earned her BFA in interdisciplinary arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2010.  Three months after graduation, she was awarded a residency with the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project.  In the past year, her multi-medium installation and sculptural works have been shown with Cara and Cabezas Contemporary, b.a.l.m 739 Flash Space, and Urban Culture Project.  She has also curated at the Monarch gallery, contributed to Bread & Glitter Magazine, and taught for the Kansas City Art Institute Continuing Education Program.

Above: Con & De-struction I-VI

Katherine O’Hara, 2011

The Yarn Dawgz

The Yarn Dawgz are a knit graffiti collective founded by visual artists Dino Foxx and Billy Muñoz. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the Yarn Dawgz knit and crochet art for commissioned gallery shows and public art installations as well as guerrilla style graffiti pieces installed during their travels as professional performance artists. With over 15 years of experience as visual and performance artists, the Dawgz have displayed their fiber art in San Antonio, Austin, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and most recently in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. Having just completed a large public art installation at the Culinary Institute of the America’s for International Yarn Bombing Day, the Yarn Dawgz are now at work completing their first full gallery show that will open at Jump-Start Art Gallery in July of 2012.


 

Above: Yarn Dawgz in Action, 2011
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Call for Entries:

Sweeping up the Mess is a juried exhibit of painting, sculpture, poetry, and other art forms inspired by, and which make use of, custodial supplies. The show, in partnership with Des Moines Social Club and Metro Arts Alliance, will be displayed from September 16 – 18, 2011 in a flash space provided by Terrus Real Estate Group (Location TBD) in the downtown region of Des Moines, Iowa. The exhibit is open to all artists, 18 years and older. Entry Fee $5.00 (one art piece, or up to three poems). Discounts for multiple entries, and/or complete exhibit details, are available by contacting ccox@hillyard.comemail must reference: “Sweeping up the Mess – Art Exhibit”.

Entries Due: 11:59 PM, August 15, 2011 Updated to 11:59 PM, August 29, 2011

Notification: See website TBD www.sweepingupthemess.blogspot.com

Selected Artwork Received:

August 29, 2011 – September 9, 2011

Receiving Address:
Hillyard
4267 109th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322

Contact:
Chad Cox, General Manager, Hillyard
ccox@hillyard.com

1-800-584-9237

Website: www.sweepingupthemess.blogspot.com (company site) www.hillyard.com

Guest Curator: Darin White

Hillyard is excited to announce that Darin White, Lawrence, KS, has agreed to guest curate and jury the Sweeping up the Mess exhibit. White’s recent curatorial work includes: Anthropoi, White Show, Dry Bones, and TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent which was hailed by Review Mid-America’s Visual Arts Publication as being “mesmerizing, beautiful, puzzling, and disturbing, but what perhaps makes it successful overall is the effective curation. White has put together an exhibition that is direct and sensible; it creates an environment capable of producing dialogue between viewers.” In its review of Anthropoi, the publication states, “White’s curatorial and promotional skills are causing much murmur in Lawrence’s fairly tight-knit arts community.”

White graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in sculpture. He is also a founder of b.a.l.m. (beauty, art & life movement), a regional artists’ group and organization that welcomes artists of all disciplines. www.cargocollective.com/darinwhite.com

Submission Guidelines:

1.      Email ccox@hillyard.com for Complete Submission Guidelines and Entry Form.

2.        $5 Entry Fee must be paid before entry will be considered. Mail checks payable to Hillyard or process cash payments in person (see shipping address). Credit Card payments will be processed at 1-800-584-9237. All correspondence should reference “Sweeping up the Mess – Art Exhibit”.

Artwork –

  • ·          All work should be inspired by, and make use of, custodial supplies. (Example: paint with a toilet bowl brush, urinal block sculpture, string mop installation piece, etc.)
  • ·          There is no size or material requirements, however, the flash space ceilings are estimated to range between 11’ and 12’.
  • ·          All 2-D and 3-D mediums will be considered.

Poetry –

  • ·          All work should be inspired by custodial supplies. (Example theme: ode to the plunger)
  • ·          Selected poems will be displayed in unison with the exhibit as determined by the guest curator.
  • ·          All poetry styles will be considered.
  • ·          Three poems = One Entry. You may submit up to Three Entries, or Nine Poems.

Exhibit Sales/Awards:

Hillyard takes a 20% commission of all sales with 80% going to the artist. Three Artists and Three Poets, whom the jury considers deserving, will be awarded solo shows on display in the White Carpet Gallery at Hillyard.  Total awards and display dates may vary at the sole discretion of Hillyard.

Email ccox@hillyard.com for Entry Form.

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Additional Call for Entries for Final Fridays in Lawrence, KS-

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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. 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. WHITE SHOW at Hausmann Millworks reviewed

June 21, 2010

The b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW at Hausmann Millworks was a little lighter on the trek
back to Kansas.  Three additional art works sold while in San Antonio, Texas.
Congratulations artists!

We heard over and over how much people appreciated the level of quality that this
show has to offer.  We would like to thank the people of San Antonio for their
appreciation, requests for extension, supporting this traveling art show both in
purchases as well as attendance and by word of mouth.  Thank you to Rex
Hausmann and the Millworks for hosting and helping sponsor the exhibition.

The exhibition opened on March 6th, 2010 in conjunction with
Contemporary Art Month (CAM) with a well attended reception with many curators,
directors and art buyers and of course art lovers.  There was also a large closing
reception on March 27th, 2010, with art performances, bands etc and
because of numerous requests the exhibit was extended to May 5th, 2010.

There was an excellent review  By Elda Silva – (San Antonio) Express-News
‘White Show’ able to amuse and unsettle at the same time

Here are a few more links related to the traveling exhibition in San Antonio.
Visit San Antonio Calendar of Events
Contemporary Art Month (CAM) Listing
San Antonio Express News 2010 Contemporary Art Month (CAM) highlights
Contemporary Art Month (CAM) Artists List 2010

Below are a few images from the opening reception and various times throughout
the show.  For more images please see here.

For more information about booking this exhibition for your gallery, art center or
museum please contact Darin White at 785.764.2216 or email here.

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