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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

Saturday, November 21, 2009
7:00pm – 8:00pm
Signs of Life Gallery
722 Massachusetts St
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

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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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.
Pfannekuchen with Apples
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!

frameless? invitation

July 27, 2008

b.a.l.m is gathering steam in august just like this kansas weather!  which means…if you are creative, or if you appreciate art and artists of any type; b.a.l.m invites you to an evening of artistic exploration- discover creative people while building a vocabulary of beauty.  august 9th, 2008 from 7:00pm -10:00pm at 2121 Vermont.  the gathering theme is frameless?  we would like to discuss this general concept with you all in terms of creativity, art and life.  please bring an example of your artistic medium & style that might relate to this concept (framed, unframed, with our without an apparent framework, or n/a).  please also bring some food or drink that would conceptually fit this idea (hmmm).  IF you bring your “junky” old frames, we will swap or use them for a group project.  request further details or let us know if you will be coming by contacting us.   we have missed our gatherings and look forward to the time.  we thought about meeting in a junk yard, but it is too warm, so maybe later in the fall… 

In the meantime be sure to check out Jane Flanders work in the rivermarket regional exibition: july 11th-august 15, 2008 at the KCAC Gallery.

Images & Text Copyright 2008 D&S White
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