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A tribute to GF Sam Wagner

July 12, 2012

One of b.a.l.m.’s good friends and amazing artists passed away July, 5th, 2012.

We remember GF Sam Wagner. Sam has been involved in b.a.l.m. from the beginning and he will be missed greatly.
Sam was in the b.a.l.m. White Show in Lawrence, KS and San Antonio, TX, Anthropoi, Dry Bones, and the Dannon Art Project.
Sam was a wonderful person and artists. Our condolences, and much love to his wife Shelley and three children.

GF SAM WAGNER

Obituary:
GF Sam Wagner, 38, of Overland Park, KS, passed away Thurs., July 5, 2012. He was born on Jan. 26, 1974, in Springfield, MO, the son of Lynn Catherine (Brimeyer) and Galen F. Wagner. Survivors include his wife, Shelley Wagner, and three children. Other survivors include Gilbert and Leone Brimeyer, Laura and Rick Coelho and their children, and Stephanie and Jeremy Jerguson and their children. He will be missed by many other family members and friends. Sam was a dad, a husband, a son, a brother, a grandson, a cousin, an uncle, a nephew, a son-in-law, a brother-in- law, a neighbor, a friend, a soccer coach, an artist, an architect, a Jayhawk, and a Sporting KC fan. He is now a citizen of heaven. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Fri., July 13, at Evangel Church, 1414 E. 103rd St., KC, MO 64131. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m., Thurs., July 12, at the church. Burial will be held in the Shawnee Mission Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to his children’s education may be made to Learning Quest. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.johnsoncountychapel.com. (Arr: D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210. (913) 451-1860) http://www.dwnewcomers.com

Link to obituary: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kansascity/obituary.aspx?n=gf-sam-wagner&pid=158471281#storylink=cpy

Images of a few of GF Sam Wagner’s artwork:

GF Sam Wagner, Swoon (Grace Outake), Acrylic and cut paper, Dec 2011

GF Sam Wagner, Little Things I Should Have Said and Done 1 from The Little Things I Should Have Said and Done Series, 2009

GF Sam Wagner, Sam at b.a.l.m. White Show next to his paintings, “Geese” and “Discover and Enjoy”, 2009

GF Sam Wagner with “Awakening” for b.a.l.m. Dry Bones Exhibition, Oct. 2010 (Collection of Darin and Shannon White)

GF Sam Wagner, At work at b.a.l.m. Dannon Art Project, February, 20th, 2012

A few words about Sam by balm Co Founder Darin White
See more of GF Sam Wagner’s artwork here.

If you would like to help the family in this time by sending a memorial, please write the check to Learning Quest for his children’s education fund.
Please reference GF Sam and Shelley Wagner on checks or in a note sent with checks.
Please send checks to:
LearningQuest c/o Walla Street
4745 West 136th Street
Leawood, KS 66224


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Happy Holidays, Hanukkah, New Year and a very Merry Christmas to you all! 2011

December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays, Hanukkah, New Year and a very
Merry Christmas to you all!

We would like to thank each one of you for your involvement in b.a.l.m. this
year. Whether you are local to the Lawrence, KS region or national or
international we are grateful to be able to share art, artists and creative
life with you in various ways. We would love to have more input in regards
to what you would like to see b.a.l.m. doing, whether it is related to
performing arts or visual arts or some other creative outlet. We want to
encourage you to be creative, take risks and continue forward with your life.

Here is looking forward to a fabulous 2012!


Photo: Darin M. White Art Basel Miami Beach 2010

If you are interested in supporting b.a.l.m.‘s effort to encourage, support
and provide opportunities for artists of all types as well as fostering
sustainability for the arts and artists please see the donation button
in the signature or mail checks to this address, written to b.a.l.m.
Or contact us to find out more how you can volunteer or other
ways to help.


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New (Year) New (Vision) New 2011

January 11, 2011

Happy New Year!

2010 was a fabulous year, we’ve had gatherings, a slew of wonderful exhibitions
in various locations, and connected with so many amazing people!
Thank you for encouraging artists and art.
None of this could be done without you!

We have great things in store for 2011 and can’t wait to share them all with you.
Let us know how we can help you be more creative and encouraged to share your
art (that only you can create) this next year!

Oceanfront Nights at Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 - Photo ©2010 Darin M. White

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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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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!
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Confessions of a Garage, Hospital, Studio Artist

May 12, 2008

My former studio space has a new tenant!

Artist’s like to share their work with people, but sharing can take on multiple meanings in the day to day life and space an artist inhabits.  Does your garage double as your studio and share space with bicycles, cars, and household necessities like mine does?  I organize a garage sale each year to militantly protect my precious territory from ever encroaching outgrown children’s equipment that threatens my art space.  My husband has graciously offered to make me movable walls for my studio to make my space seem separate and serene.  May they expand and not contract.  My former studio, which is now inhabited by my son now doubles as a guestroom complete with bunkbeds and CARS comforters.  Guests must love children.  I have also enjoyed participating in an open studio painting class at the Lawrence Arts Center from Louis Copt to stay connected with other artists while motivating myself toward deadlines.  I must function in multiple working capacities to maintain my artistic life, but I am not willing to “let it go”.  Give it up for the right reason or for a short time, maybe, but not just let it go…  This creative life is something worth keeping and sharing.  Sharing in a variety of ways, as mentioned above.

PRAYER CHAIN papercuts by Shannon White 2008

MAHATMA CADEN leftover tempera on construction paper by Shannon White 2007

Last year my son was in the hospital for a third of the year, so I had to be satisfied with sketching in my sketchbook, using his leftover tempera paint on construction paper to paint his portrait off of his palette during hospital craft time, scavenging and drawing on the backs of slightly used disposable hospital gowns, and finally letting Henri Matisse’s and Peter Callesen’s paper cuts inspire me to make my first small scale installation work out of construction paper.  The theme and title for this installation was SIMPLE MEDIUM, and it already had its first showing.  I am still transferring the year’s small sketches into large paintings and bodies of work, into finished drawings, multiple completed series, and finally beginning to show them.  These challenges have inspired me to innovate, to expand my visual vocabulary to reflect recent experiences, to keep creating, expressing and sharing.  I have three group shows in the next few months (KS, CO & Bleeker Street, NY), work in an Oklahoma gallery, a portrait I am finishing and am hoping to have some solo shows, soon.   The past year was worth its weight in paint and relationships, shared time and space.  In tight spaces and seemingly hopeless places, vision can thrive.  The intensity of emotion, the condensation of concept, the urgency of expression can increase in these pressurized environments.  Capsules of life emerge.  Records of personal culture, inner turmoil, everyday life, the hope we hold onto surface and vitrify to be kept and read like cuneiform tablets preserved through fires.  This very difficult process is how we determine what is truly worth keeping and sharing.  May you all keep creating, living and sharing from whatever environment is available to us at the time.

FOUR FIGURES IN THE FIRE papercuts by Shannon White 2008

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