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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

Facebook Invitation: http://www.facebook.com/events/158418277600551/


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b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent Art Exhibition

August 15, 2010

b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent
Art Exhibition

Please join us for the opening reception of b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent
Art Exhibition at Flash Space 837 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas
from 5-8pm August 27th, 2010 in conjunction with the first of the Final Friday’s
Art Events in the new (DLAD) Downtown Lawrence Arts District. This is a group
show exploring the idea of translucency and transparent curated by
Darin M. White. The exhibition will be up till September 17th and will be available
after the opening reception by appointment.

Artists included in the exhibition:
Lori Bury, Leah Busch, Jon Cowan, Christina Dostaler,
TR Ericsson, Matthew Farley, Tyson Gough,
John Hachmeister, Rex Hausmann, Vincent Leandro,
Keith Lemley, David Parker, Andy Norquist, Debra Seeger,
Linnea Spransy, Shannon White, Marc Wiegand
Front Image: Collage representing most artists

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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.

Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission Photograph ©2010 John Karlis Used with permission
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Crepe Collaboration with Art “La douceur de vivre a Paris au Printemps” Sunday Brunch 4/25/10

April 24, 2010

After a serious hiatus, we are going to have a Sunday Brunch gathering!

Enjoy crepes, quiches & coffee, Parisian style while sharing about artistic endeavors,
past and present. Please bring a fresh fruit or sweet (strawberries, bananas,
chocolate hazelnut spread, yogurt, jam) to go with crepes, a salad or a beverage
you think one might find in Paris in the spring! Darin has photos from his trip to
share as well,and Debra has an open studio where she dyes & felts with wools and
silks, so feel free to bring a piece for promotion or feedback.  Merci!

Crepe and cafe brunch at Cafe Benjamin - Paris, France March 2010

You can view the invite on facebook below to rsvp, or see our SUNDAY BRUNCH
page for contact information to let us know you are coming.

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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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b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW Opening and Awards

October 28, 2009

The b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW opening at Signs of Life Gallery was a great success
with a constant flow of art lovers and interested visitors.  We are thankful through
our sponsors to be able to offer $2,000 in awards with juror Samuel W. Kho choice
of artists.  Below is a list of the winning artists work and amount of the award.
Please be sure to thank our sponsors by supporting their goods or services.  Thank
you again to Signs of Life Gallery for hosting this show in their beautiful space.
The show will run through January 16th, 2009.  We will have one to three artists
talks per month tba.

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ARTIST AWARDS:

Leah Busch HELLO, FITZGERALD $500

Leah Busch_hello, Fitzgerald


Evan Conley UNTITLED $400

Evan Conley_Untitled


Stephen Johnson WISH NO. 7 $250

Stephen Johnson_Wish No.7

Kristine Luber BLANCHE $100

Kristine Luber_Blanche


Larry Cole WHAT IS PURE? $100

Larry Cole_What is Pure


Sunny Belliston-Taylor FIREHOUSE WHITE $50

Sunny-Belliston-Taylor_Firehouse White


TR Erickson MEMORIAL DAY $50

TR_Ericsson_Memorial Day


K Hawkom Thomas STUDY IN VALUES $50

K Hawkom Thomas_Study In Values


Jane Flanders NO 1, 2 & 3 BONE
Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

'No 1 Bone' Fired Clay @2009 Jane Flanders

'No 3 Bone' Ceramic ©2009 Jane Flanders

Brian Horsch EXPLORERS Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Brian Horch_Explorers


Betty Wright PARKER Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Betty Wright_Parker


Matthew Farley TAKO TSUBO Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Matthew Farley_Tako-Tsubo

Betsy Timmer DRESS Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Betsy Timmer_Dress


Barry Osbourn WHITE CAULKING Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Barry Osbourn_White Caulking


Ben Ahlvers TIGHT Gift Certificate ($25 Cottin’s Hardware)

Ben Ahlvers_Tight


Lynn Hodgman JUSTLY FOLDED Gift Certificate ($25 Blick Studios)

Lynn Hodgman_Justly Folded


SPONSORS:

DEMDACO, Blick Studio, Central National Bank, ColeCom,

Display Direct, Douglas County Bank, Hava Studios, Kring’s Interiors,

Lazer 105.9, Mass Street Music, White Art Studio

This juried show brings national and regional, established and emerging artists
together with the inspiration “What is White?”  A b.a.l.m. collaboration with
Rex Hausmann, allowed us to produce an interactive performance piece for
the opting that illustrates the concept of digging beneath the surface of a piece
of art to reveal the pinata-like nature of art as it is experienced by people of
diverse agesand backgrounds in different ways.  We hope this piece frees the
gallery viewer to experience art in a curious and engaging way.
Please see the video below of this interactive collaboration.

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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Mystery Art Gathering 10/25/08

October 22, 2008

Bring visceral proof to any questions you think you may have answered in the form of a piece of artwork, or a query you are pursuing in your work,
to the Carnegie Cultural Center at 5th and Main (Hwy 59) in Ottawa,
Kansas from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, October 25th.
Please bring a pumpkin to paint, and an autumn snack or drink 
at the end of the evening, besides artistic converstations, you will have your own transformed gourd.
Lawrence carpool will be available to leave at 5:45 from the NE corner of the Southwind 12 parking lot. 
Please call d or s at 785.550.3856 with questions.
 
p.s. – Don’t forget to visit Jane’s studio at 1023 New Jersey St for the Lawrence Artwalk between 10-6 on Saturday or 12-6 on Sunday.

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Two Person Art Show Invite and Independent Film Promo

October 10, 2008

You are invited to a two person art show opening entitled “Soil & Seed – Paintings & Prints by Shannon White” and “Material” Sculptures and Prints by Darin M. White. The show opening reception Friday, October 17th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Carnegie Art & Cultural Center will include music, food and a gallery talk with the artists. In addition to claiming the title of artist, they are also married and are each dealing in different ways with issues related to the sickness and healing of their son from neuroblastoma cancer along with other aspects that they address in their work. Come and view both artists’ work and enjoy an early evening in the quaint town of Ottawa, Kansas just 30 minutes South of Lawrence on Hwy 59 (Main St.). Turn left (East) on 5th to park. We hope to see many of you!


Also, we would like to help promote a movie “And What Remains” by one b.a.l.m.’s own, Marc Havener.  Marc owns Resonate Pictures andrecently was accepted into the Heartland Film Festival and will be shown on the 18th, 22nd and 23rd of October in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The film was just recently in the Temecula International Film Festival in Los Angeles, CA with stellar reviews, and will be in the TallGrass Film Festival in Wichita, Kansas from the 26-28 of October.  Please help him promote his movie at Heartland FF by simply clicking on this link.  Please resit the urge to click on others, as the number of hits is the way that the films are rated on public interest.  Also clicking multiple times doesn’t work either.  We tried.  Thank you for supporting an independent film artist.

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September 7th, 2008 SUNDAY BRUNCH

September 6, 2008

With versatility, diverseness, and protein, the subject of many debates; beauty, art & life movements next SUNDAY BRUNCH is featuring…the egg.

Please join us from 10am – 12pm around our continued discussions of the cycles of art and life. Please feel free to bring a work in progress. Last week Brad & Carrie brought a new recording they just finished producing.

Menu
Create your own egg sandwichettes with tapenade & garden vegetables on Organic Potato Asiago or Roasted Garlic Bread
Pavlova – Australian baked sweet meringue (named for a ballerina) topped with fresh fruit
Coffee or Spiced Organic Cider
Please bring a side dish or juice to share.

Details of location and contact information to let us know you are coming is here.

Please keep in mind this will be reoccurring every week if you can’t make it this week, we would love to have
you come another time for sustainable and creative conversations.

Thank you,

b.a.l.m (beauty, art & life movement)

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August 31st, 2008 SUNDAY BRUNCH

August 30, 2008
Tis the season to eat apples for Sunday Brunch and talk about cycles that sustain life. Think of what becomes an apple… What is your connection between life and art? We are interdisciplinary, and your art can be defined as loosely as your creativity and vision of the world around you. Everyone has a part in this discussion and something valuable to offer. We are thankful for the people and conversations enjoyed at the last week.
Menu
Pfannekuchen with Apples
Ham
and as always good strong coffee
Please bring something to add to the menu for example; juice, tea, good coffee beans, bread, cheese, vegetable, side or an apple themed dish.
It would be helpful to have an email note, a fb post, or call that you are coming unless you have already let us know you will be here.
thank you!
balm
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