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“The New Old San Antonio: Tales From the Little Big Town” Final Fridays May 27th, 2011

May 26, 2011

Heralded as “…the culmination of a year’s exchange of talent.” by the SA Current and “Curated by human dynamo Rex Hausmann of Hausmann Millworks and Darin M. White of  b.a.l.m.  (beauty, art and life movement), the show is the latest volley in an artistic exchange…” by SA Express News. eReview states “The resulting exhibition is a mix of work that paints the city as a diverse and vibrant arts community.”  Also noted by Jabulani Laffal on NPR Radio KCUR 89.3 FM Central Standard Show, “…how their recent collaborations have started a larger conversation about artists forming communities outside their region.” And …“something extra special” by Lawrence.com. See additional Press here.

Come see this fabulous exhibition as part of Final Friday Events for May, 27th. The Exhibition runs till June 17th.

The New Old San Antonio:
Tales from The Little Big Town

April 29-June 17, 2011
Lawrence Arts Center
, 940 New Hampshire Street 

This exhibition features the works of 33 artists with deep roots from San Antonio who are in various stages of their careers, from emerging artists to well-established artists with works in museum collections. Produced and curated by Rex Hausmann of the San Antonio, Texas studio program, Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community, and Darin M. White of the Lawrence art collective b.a.l.m. (beauty, art and life movement), The New Old San Antonio builds upon a budding visual arts connection between the two cities that began with 2009’s The White Show, and is presented in memory of Chuck Ramirez & Marcia Gygli King.


Image: A large portion of the artists from “The Little Big Town” by Hausmann Millworks – Photo Credit: ©2011 Ansen Seale

The New Old San Antonio gathers responses artists who share what they love so dearly: their home town, artists, and art, creating a collection of work that any city would be proud to call their own. The show presents intimate conversations among the revered and established and the new and emerging.

Kyle Martin in front of “300 Point Drop” 27″ High site specific installation
Jimmy Kuehnle’s performance piece in process which started at Spencer Museum of Art on April 29th for the Final Fridays Events

A group of artist and art lovers from San Antonio, and the producers gather

A view of the Atrium space where a good portion of the exhibition is on display at the Lawrence Arts Center

A partial view of the exhibition in the front gallery at the Lawrence Arts Center

Artist List:
David Alcantar
David Almaguer
Arturo Almeida
Joseph Alamendares
Fernando Andrade
Avi Avalos
Kim Bishop
Rolando Briseño
Victoria Campbell
Jimmy James Canales
Danville Chadbourne
Jonathan Cowan
John Davis
Bill FitzGibbons
Aaron Hans Forland
Mark Gelatt
Larry Graeber
Jimmy Kuehnle
Marilyn Lanfear
Jayne Lawrence
Pedro Lujan
Kyle Martin
Jung Hee Mun
Chuck Ramirez
Kevin Rayhons
Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz
Morgan Santander
Ansen Seale
Ethel Shipton
Russell Stephenson
Gary Sweeney
Louis Vega Treviño
Marc Weigand

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“The New Old San Antonio: Tales From the Little Big Town” Exhibition and Events

April 15, 2011
Press Release
For Immediate Release:

The New Old San Antonio:
Tales from The Little Big Town

April 29-June 17, 2011
Lawrence Arts Center
, 940 New Hampshire Street 

This exhibition features the works of 33 artists with deep roots from San Antonio who are in various stages of their careers, from emerging artists to well-established artists with works in museum collections. Produced and curated by Rex Hausmann of the San Antonio, Texas studio program,
Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community, and Darin M. White of the Lawrence art collective b.a.l.m. (beauty, art and life movement), The New Old San Antonio builds upon a budding visual arts connection between the two cities that began with 2009’s The White Show, and is presented in memory of Chuck Ramirez & Marcia Gygli King.

Image: A large portion of the artists from “The Little Big Town” by Hausmann Millworks – Photo Credit: ©2011 Ansen Seale

The New Old San Antonio gathers responses artists who share what they love so dearly: their home town, artists, and art, creating a collection of work that any city would be proud to call their own. The show presents intimate conversations among the revered and established and the new and emerging.

Artist Images: Top Left Clockwise: Jimmy James Canales, still from The Maria Experiment performance, Louis Vega Trevino, Heeled, Rolando Briseno, Heart Tablescape, Jayne Lawrence, Nuture/Nature, Jimmy Kuehnle, still from Make It Look Rich performance

Public Programs

Insight Lecture Series:
The Directors Talk | The Making of the Little Big Town

April 21, 7-8 PM
Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire Street

A lecture with the b.a.l.m. and Hausmann Millworks directors on the process and curation of the Little Big Town Series of events

Make It Look Rich: An interactive performance by Jimmy Kuehnle
April 29, 5:30-6:50 PM
Begins:
Spencer Museum of Art , 1301 Mississippi Street
Make It Look Rich is a mobile, interactive, and engaging public art performance by Jimmy Kuehnle. Kuehnle will don a large inflatable suit, beginning his performance on the Museum’s lawn and continuing down the hill through the streets to downtown Lawrence.

Panel Discussion: “The Beautiful Life: Looking at Life and Perspectives on Creativity, Sideways”
April 29, 7-8pm
Hobbs Taylor Lofts, 8
th & New Hampshire

In her downtown loft, Spencer Museum of Art Director Saralyn Reece Hardy will host a discussion fresh from CAM (Contemporary Art Month) in San Antonio, Texas, regarding the subject of artistic involvement and integration into society as a whole. Four artists/directors will speak about their work, ideas on contemporary art-making and marketing, and their curatorial work both nationally and internationally.

Artist List:
David Alcantar
David Almaguer
Arturo Almeida
Joseph Alamendares
Fernando Andrade
Avi Avalos
Kim Bishop
Rolando Briseño
Victoria Campbell
Jimmy James Canales
Danville Chadbourne
Jonathan Cowan
John Davis
Bill FitzGibbons
Aaron Hans Forland
Mark Gelatt
Larry Graeber
Jimmy Kuehnle
Marilyn Lanfear
Jayne Lawrence
Pedro Lujan
Kyle Martin
Jung Hee Mun
Chuck Ramirez
Kevin Rayhons
Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz
Morgan Santander
Ansen Seale
Ethel Shipton
Russell Stephenson
Gary Sweeney
Louis Vega Treviño
Marc Weigand

balm is a non profit organization working on 501-3C Status.
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 send any correspondence to the addresses in the
signature or donate by clicking the link below.

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list of partners/ sponsors/ supporters:

b.a.l.m. beauty, art and life movementHausmann Millworks

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Lawrence Final Fridays January 28th, 2011

January 26, 2011

Lawrence, Kansas Final Fridays Events

Fresh Start: Works in Progress
January 28 – March 11.

Opening reception January 28, 5-9pm. In conjunction with Final Fridays

Lawrence Art Center
940 New Hampshire Street 5-9pm

From the organizer:

As the New Year begins with a fresh set of goals and we close the door on a year of triumphs
& troubles,artists are often challenged to carry this anticipation into their studio.  This exhibit
is a chance for the public to get a glimpse into “what’s coming” from Kansas artists and possibly
to learn about each artist’s creative process.It is also an opportunity for the artists to experience
their own unfinished works in a new/different environment. This exhibit speaks to the passion
and drive each artist has to create and will allow the viewer the opportunity to see what’s
informing the artist’s studio.

This exhibit will include works in progress, sketches, mock-ups, and resource materials. Some
of the artists will participate in the Lawrence Arts Center’s Art-in-the-Open project. These artists
will periodically work on their pieces during the run of the exhibit.

Participating Artists:

Molly Murphy, Stephen Johnson, Nicolette Ross, David Loewenstein, Karen Matheis, Louis Copt,
Angie Pickman, Jason Barr, Eric Dobbins, Jack Collins, Leslie Kay, Lisa Grossman, Jeremy Morris,
Shannon White, Darin White, Yuri Zupancic, Jennifer Jarnot, Steven Graber, Juniper Tangpuz,
Kenneth Kupfur, and Alicia Kelly


Oh Baby! (Work in Progress) ©2011 Shannon White

Jason Barrr: I CAN HAS JAIL

The Invisible Hand Gallery
801 1/2 Massachusetts Suite D 6-9pm

From the artist:

Jason Barr aka BARRR is a man of many words. These words are manifested into
pictures, paintings, & podcasts. His first solo show BARRR: I CAN HAS JAIL
reflects the insanity of a man in flux. BARRR shows the conviction & commitment
of the “busiest man in Lawrence!!!” I CAN HAS JAIL is the definitive look inside
the mind of BARRR. A manic collage of bravado, psychedelia, fatherhood, pop
culture, anxiety, religion, insecurity, sex, rock n’ roll, paranoia, hustling & ANGER!
Manic depression has never looked so good.


I CAN HAS JAIL flier image  ©2011 Jason Barrr

Just Like Heaven: New & Used Work by Jimmy Trotter
January 28 — February 19

Opening Reception: (Final) Friday, January 28. 6-10 pm

Wonderfair Gallery / Shop / Studio
803 1/2 Massachusetts St 6-10pm

From the organizer:

©2011 Jimmy Trotter

Exhibition Essay:

As children we hope for endless amounts of things that are less appealing once the
freedom to acquire them is ours. The crunching plunge through frosted corn to
find the prize is replaced by more deviant behavior and luxury wants.

James Trotter has turned the advertisement characters of his American childhood
into a language. His calligraphy of faded toys and pop iconography double as
documentation of his altars of collected collectible junk tucked in every corner of
his studio. Trotter’s psychedelic style showcases racism in commercialized
ethnicity,lascivious cartoons, and the general surrealism of what people choose to
push product.His landscapes are piled high with logos and useless fonts. Slogans
and imagery from his collection of rare funk 45s from the 1960-70’s weave in and
out of his drawings.

Seemingly unhindered by the burden of institutional political dialogue, James
Trotter’s landscapes are upsetting and delightful. His lines and layers are unhinged:
flowering with the fervor childhood sugar highs and flush with second hand desire.

Peregrine Honig 2011



Lawrence Art Party, January 2011

Hobbs Taylor Gallery
718 New Hampshire Street 6-9pm

From the organizer:

Don’t miss the January 28 Lawrence Art Party. We’ll have music by Mike Murphree,
25 AMAZING artists (see list below),and a very fun evening!

Artists showing at the Lawrence Art Party for the first time include two artists whose
work you have probably seen or heard about -Louis Copt and Marty Olson.

And we’ve got work from many other excellent established and emerging artists,
including some very talented KU students. Don’t miss this opportunity to see new
works by these wonderful artists!

Pat Aistrup, Bill Bowerman, Matt Burke’s sculpture students, John Clayton, Louis
Copt, Liz Dickinson, Dan Dishman, Grant Fitch, Barry Fitzgerald, Tim Forcade,
Tanner Hammond, Jim Luhning, Rosemary Marchetta, Baker Medlock, Manuela
Muñoz,Kaylyn Munro, Marty Olson, Chris Ortiz, George Paley, Wayne Propst,
Trae Rickford, Gary Scott, Gary Mark Smith, Addision Stonestreet, Ashley Warner
and Todd Zimmer

The Lawrence Art Party is a Final Friday Lawrence event, presented by the
Downtown Lawrence Arts District.The Lawrence Art party is produced and managed
by George Paley, Eric Kirkendall, and Whirled Art, with art space provided by the
Hobbs Taylor Lofts.

FINAL FRIDAY @ The Pig – ODD SACCADE by Andrew Huffman
The Bourgeois Pig
6 E. 9th St. 5:30-9pm

From the organizer:


©2011 Andrew Huffman

The current work involves an exploratory process reliant on the investigation
of the multiple-confrontation of line, volume, color, space,movement, proximity,
intensity,geometry, pattern, architecture, mirroring, and positive space in balance
with the negative. Although the work coincides with these many formal
relationships, it transcends these surface concepts through a meditative and
intuitive act that at times is a serendi…pitous and meandering process reliant on
investigating, inventing,experimenting, experiencing, hunting material, and
mentally proceeding into another world from the soul (consciously or
subconsciously), free from one’s physical limitation. Color implements provoke a
resonating, exploding, imploding, buzzing, humming, ambient, or distant noise.
The visual orchestrations utilize geometric patterns that induce an impending
and seemingly infinite constellation. Color married with architectural and
mechanical linework plays in a perpetually fluxing environment. Some proximity
relationships of the picture plane may induce a saccade (Ophthalmology. The
series of small,jerky movements of the eyes when changing focus from one point
to another) ; meanwhile, other areas of the picture plane provoke a seemingly airy
and tranquil atmosphere. This notion of pace fluctuation parallels with music,
as when an instrument’s articulation speeds up or slows down. It is my hope that
these subtle visual relationships perpetuate a visual playground free from the
obligation of what is known and concrete; rather these relationships ask if
meanings may come and go as they please, always shifting slightly and evolving.

Italy with Christy Veer
Photography from Italy
Justin Marable “Noco”
Paintings from his book about a little prairie dog named Noco
Heather Smith Jones
Conference Room Show

Signs of Life Gallery
722 Massachusetts Street (Upstairs) Open till 11pm

QuintEssential Art Show
January 28 — February 19

Quintessential Gallery (Q5)
Upper Level of Quinton’s
615 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, Kansas
785-842-6560

From the organizer:

Five works of art from artists including: Trina Baker, Dan Dishman, Ben Dory, Paul
Flinders, Leo Hayden, Matt Farley, Rachel Herring, Erok Johanssen, Phil Martinez,
Bobbie Powell, Matt Ridgway and many more

Final Friday art walk: January 28, 4-10 p.m., with “Drink-n-Draw,” food,
and music; an atmosphere of collaboration and relaxation before, during, after
Final Friday gallery crawl


Celebrate People’s History! Posters of Resistance and Revolution
January 15 — February 6

Lawrence Percolator
913 Rhode Island Street
(Under the green awnings in the alley behind Lawrence Arts Center)
Lawrence, Kansas
785-840-5508
Saturday-Sunday, noon-6 p.m. and by appointment, and Final Friday hours 5-8pm

From the organizer:
Percolator Gallery Celebrate Peoples History
©2011 Images Lawrence Percolator and Authors/Artists

An exhibition of more than 50 posters from Celebrate People’s History! a new book
by the Just Seeds Artists’ Cooperative that pays tribute to revolution, racial justice,
women’s rights, queer liberation, labor struggles,and creative activism and
organizing

Final Friday book release party: January 28, 5-8 p.m.

Art From the Heart and the Robert Ault Retrospective

1109 Gallery
1109 Massachusetts 5-9pm

From the organizer:

Robert Ault received his MFA in art from Wichita State University in 1960, then
joined the staff at Menningers in Topeka where he practiced art therapy for 32
years. A talented artist, he opened Ault’s Academy of Art in 1973, and also
helped start the Art Therapy Association of America. This retrospective
features work by the art therapy pioneer.

Lawrence Kansas Final Fridays

These are a few of the locations that we are aware of, various other
exhibitions will be taking place at other venues. Just look for the yellow
flags or via the web go to lawrence.com/finalfridays for soon to be posted
listing of many events and a map and also you can view
Final Fridays Lawrence on Facebook
or FFLawrence on Twitter.
Our website beautyartandlifemovement.org will also
to continue to have listings.

The Final Friday events continue to grow as the word spreads. We hope
that this will continue to be a fun and educational way for Lawrence to
see and interact with art and artists. We also hope that Lawrence will
help sustain this event by supporting the artists, the venues and the
organizations involved.

In addition to sustaining art in Lawrence please contact your local
representative with your support of continued funding for the arts in
Kansas. Go to http://www.arts.ks.gov to read a very important
announcement about proposed loss of major funding of the arts
in Kansas. We need your help to save the Arts from the proposed
cuts!

Loss of funding for the arts doesn’t just effect artists, it effects culture at
large, creative thinking and living in far reaching ways that may never be
fully understood.

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b.a.l.m.
http://beautyartandlifemovement.org
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785.764.2216

balm is a non profit organization working on 501-3C Status.
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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balm Dry Bones Exhibition

October 24, 2010

b.a.l.m. – beauty, art and life movement presents its third production in conjunction
with the DLAD’s Final Friday events.

Curated by Darin M. White this group art show
embodies a memento mori concept with a focus on regeneration.  The artists
range from diverse backgrounds using a large variety of visual mediums, and
include local emerging artists to established national and international artists.


Image includes multiple artists works from the show

Please join us for the opening reception in conjunction with Final Friday events.

Time
Friday, October 29 · 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Location 739 Flash Space 

739 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, KS

Artists: Rob Allen, Elisa Kerry Berry, Stuart Bury, Jeremy Casper,
Jonathan Cowan, Patrick James Curtin, Jason Dailey, Matthew Farley,
Jane Flanders, Rex Hausmann, Duane Hilburn, Heather Smith Jones,
Kristin Morland, Katherine O’Hara, Isaiah Powers, Jennifer Rivera,
Sam Spiczka, Alison Stigora, G.F. Sam Wagner, Darin M. White,
Jenni White, Shannon White and Yuri Zurpancic

After opening night the show will be on view for a minimum of three weeks by
appointment with some limited hours open for the public.

Contact curator Darin M. White to set up an appointment or purchase an
artwork.


Sponsors include:
Downtown Lawrence Arts District, Lawrence Sign Up, Tellers,
Schmidt Builders Supply, Lawrence Hy-Vee #2 on 6th Display Direct and Hava Studios

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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
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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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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
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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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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
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If you or an organization would like to donate funds, time or other resources
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send any correspondence to the addresses in the signature.

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