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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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“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

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

Final Fridays Events Lawrence, KS        


       

   

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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

Final Fridays Events 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.

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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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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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OPEN EYES – A Round Table Discussion on Art and balm WHITE SHOW Closing Reception

January 5, 2010

b.a.l.m. Event Invitation:

OPEN EYES – A Round Table Discussion on Art

with WHITE SHOW Juror Samuel W. Kho & Artists and Closing Reception
(A list of Artists attending to follow)

Date:
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Time:
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location:
Signs of Life Gallery
Street:
722 Massachusetts Street
City/Town:
Lawrence, KS

You are cordially invited to hear balm WHITE SHOW juror Samuel W. Kho and a portion of the artists involved in the show discuss Art in a context of seeing. Mr. Kho will talk about the idea of how shows connecting us to food and its preparation can help us view art better and then discuss these concepts and more with the artists. Following the discussion, there will be a closing reception and time to connect with the Juror and Artists.

The last day to view the balm WHITE SHOW is January 16th, 2010 before it travels to Hausmann Millworks in San Antonio, TX February 19th – March 31st 2010.  Thank you to all who have attended various events, artists who have been involved, patrons who have purchased art and sponsored events and to Signs of Life Gallery for hosting this show and events.

For more information on the show or to rsvp see the above invites or links below.

Call for Entries

Juror Selection

Opening Reception

Opening Recap, Awards, Artists and Video of Opening

Jon Keith Swindell – Artist Talk – From the Faraway Nearby

Stephen Johnson – Artist Talk

Please contact us with any questions or for a full list of artists,
their work
and a WHITE SHOW Artists Price List .
All work must be purchased through Signs of Life Gallery.

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SUNDAY BRUNCH, Clouds & Produce…

August 23, 2008

SUNDAY BRUNCH

Join us for some vegetable inspired food, music and creative conversations at our weekly SUNDAY BRUNCH tomorrow August 24th, 2008. We are making an egg fritata with fresh herbs and fresh vegetables with dips (and coffee). Bring something else to the mix to share and let us know if you are coming! We thought that you might like to see an interesting use of vegetables as a musical instrument in this amazing concert of the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra. Feel free to bring a musical instrument. We are going to try and make a carrot recorder.

Hope Carrot Shannon White 2007

“Hope Carrot” Shannon White 2007

Cloud recap

Last night we had a great time at the percolator for the “clouds are easy to love” opening reception. We jammed to Karl Ramberg’s unique music which I would consider a blend between experimental keyboard, electronic sounds of chaos, and off tempo/ miss-beats, with a little bit of ambient thrown in for good measure. I absolutely loved the sound. It takes an artist to keep a good sound going while doing so much. Karl happens to be an excellent stone carver as well. He has helped with Myles Mountain stone carve on numerous occasions. We unfortunately missed the poetry last night, but were glad to see some interesting and thought provoking cloud inspired artwork. One piece that stuck out as interesting (at least to a three dimensional artists) was an installation by Anne Bruce. It’s materials was cloth, gold fishing hooks, sugar and flour. The material was hung with fishing hooks on the end of fishing line suspending the varying heights of expanded cloth, SIFTING loads of flour and sugar. Some of the flour and sugar drifted below the fabric on the ground. Another piece that engaged everyone with interest and laughter was the paper mache cloud, on which a childlike face was painted, and below a group of simple paper cutout flowers that were attached to a crank that when turned made the flowers dance up and down. We enjoyed seeing many artists including Spencer Art Museum Director Sara Lynn Reece Hardy. Our kids while disappointed not to find the cloud themed inspired smores that they were looking forward to, enjoyed producing more cloud art for the ceiling of the art space. Add to this some cloud themed snacks, and other drinks, with a fanciful hop-scotch-esque spray painting on the concrete in front of the gallery by David Lowenstien to top off the cooler than normal artistic evening.

Dot Dot Dot ArtSpace Opening “Overcoming the Fears that Overcome Us”

Join us tonight at Dot Dot Dot ArtSpace (a Fresh Produce Collective Event) for a Show Opening called “Overcoming the Fears that Overcome Us” with artist Whit Bone. According to artist Ostaf Heller, this is Whit’s first solo show. Dot Dot Dot ArtSpace is located at 1910 Haskell, Lawrence, KS in a new gallery that was converted from a liquor stores back stock room. The space is simplistic and unassuming, but the art is as the name of the founding group suggests “fresh”. Here is hoping for some “fresh” art and creative characters tonight at the ArtSpace.

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