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DANNON ART project: A Living Studio

January 26, 2012

DANNON ART project
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Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hamshire
Lawrence, KS

Exhibition dates: January 23 – March 3, 2012

Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 2012, 5-9 pm
Closing Reception: Friday, February 24, 2012, 5-9 pm

Rex Hausmann will be creating a painting on the second floor at the Lawrence Arts
Center January 23 – 27. At the completion of his painting, this temporary studio
will handed over to a series of artists who will create new works, each leaving their
works on display.  Over the course of five weeks this space transforms into a
melody of styles and mediums creating an exhibit that will only exist this one time.

Audiences are encouraged to visit the space beginning January 23 – March 3.

This project will be held in the North end, on the second floor of the Lawrence Arts
Center.

Rex Hausemann lives and works as a full-time artist in San Antonio and New York
City. Hausmann earned a BFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art and
Design. He has worked on projects both nationally and internationally and has
shown and lectured globally. His work and large projects often revolve around
identities found in communal and domestic contexts, tracing their connections
to religion and history.

Artist Note:
Dannon Art Supply/ Consulting/ Production/ Promotion/ Encouragement/
… heck,the story of a creative life in mid America! (With a Whole Lot of Friends)
COMMUNITY!

An installation/exhibition by a Creative Community, in motion.

The idea behind this project is simple: exposing an artistic community to an
audience for the audience to enjoy & participate. Much like Sol Lewitt had his
wall drawings, people instead of lines create a mesh of relationships,
metaphysically through e mails, phone calls. Eventually personal contact& a
physical object creates a totem of the persons visit. The process is open to
enterprising, yet simple boundaries exists: keep your voice within the specified
space of The Lawrence Arts Center. The small space will begin to look like a small
store, full of a verity of things for sale, with the space taking on the life of a studio
too. The space itself & individual voices will direct the exhibition itself. The
experience’s existence will changing every day. This a metaphor for the art of
creative community, the people we surround ourselves with, the people we as
human interact with on a daily basis & the trials & joys that come along with those
relationships.

Dannon Art Project at Lawrence Arts Center

sponsored by:

b.a.l.m. beauty, art and life movement

as part of:

Final Fridays Events Lawrence, KS


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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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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

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and provide opportunities for artists of all types as well as fostering
sustainability for the arts and artists please see the donation button
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Or contact us to find out more how you can volunteer or other
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Sweeping Up the Mess – Call for Art and Poetry Entries

July 30, 2011
Update Aug 17: Deadline Extension, Included and Highlighted Artists and a few changes
Entries Due: 11:59 PM, August 29, 2011

Sweeping up the Mess is a juried exhibit of painting, sculpture, poetry, and other art forms inspired by, and which make use of, custodial supplies. The show, in partnership with Des Moines Social Club and Metro Arts Alliance, will be displayed from September 16 – December 16, 2011 in the White Carpet Gallery at Hillyard. The exhibit is open to all artists, 18 years and older. Entry Fee $5.00 (one art piece, or up to three poems). Discounts for multiple entries, and/or complete exhibit details, are available by contacting ccox@hillyard.comemail must reference: “Sweeping up the Mess – Art Exhibit”.

Exhibit Includes Artists:

Rex Hausmann

Exhibited both Nationally and Internationally, Hausmann has been included in the Venice Biennale, Smithsonian Museum of Art, and currently has a solo show at the Institute of Texan Cultures.

 

 

Above: The Brothers Hat Shop

Rex Hausmann, 2010

Acrylic on canvas

Deb Seeger

Ms. Seeger’s career spans 4 decades, and has shown National and Internationally. Her Longleaf Project, a knitted dress using plastic bags as yarn, combines social issues, community, and art.



Above: The Longleaf Project 
Deb Seeger, 2008

Jason Barr

Trained as a printmaker, Barr uses bright colors and juvenile imagery to address larger world issues. He is currently working on a video/performance project in

conjunction with the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art

Above: Snowman the Barbarian

Jason Barrr, 2011

Katherine O’Hara

Katherine Marie O’Hara earned her BFA in interdisciplinary arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2010.  Three months after graduation, she was awarded a residency with the Charlotte Street Foundation’s Urban Culture Project.  In the past year, her multi-medium installation and sculptural works have been shown with Cara and Cabezas Contemporary, b.a.l.m 739 Flash Space, and Urban Culture Project.  She has also curated at the Monarch gallery, contributed to Bread & Glitter Magazine, and taught for the Kansas City Art Institute Continuing Education Program.

Above: Con & De-struction I-VI

Katherine O’Hara, 2011

The Yarn Dawgz

The Yarn Dawgz are a knit graffiti collective founded by visual artists Dino Foxx and Billy Muñoz. Based in San Antonio, Texas, the Yarn Dawgz knit and crochet art for commissioned gallery shows and public art installations as well as guerrilla style graffiti pieces installed during their travels as professional performance artists. With over 15 years of experience as visual and performance artists, the Dawgz have displayed their fiber art in San Antonio, Austin, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Santa Fe, Albuquerque and most recently in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia. Having just completed a large public art installation at the Culinary Institute of the America’s for International Yarn Bombing Day, the Yarn Dawgz are now at work completing their first full gallery show that will open at Jump-Start Art Gallery in July of 2012.


 

Above: Yarn Dawgz in Action, 2011
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Sweeping up the Mess

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Call for Entries:

Sweeping up the Mess is a juried exhibit of painting, sculpture, poetry, and other art forms inspired by, and which make use of, custodial supplies. The show, in partnership with Des Moines Social Club and Metro Arts Alliance, will be displayed from September 16 – 18, 2011 in a flash space provided by Terrus Real Estate Group (Location TBD) in the downtown region of Des Moines, Iowa. The exhibit is open to all artists, 18 years and older. Entry Fee $5.00 (one art piece, or up to three poems). Discounts for multiple entries, and/or complete exhibit details, are available by contacting ccox@hillyard.comemail must reference: “Sweeping up the Mess – Art Exhibit”.

Entries Due: 11:59 PM, August 15, 2011 Updated to 11:59 PM, August 29, 2011

Notification: See website TBD www.sweepingupthemess.blogspot.com

Selected Artwork Received:

August 29, 2011 – September 9, 2011

Receiving Address:
Hillyard
4267 109th St.
Urbandale, IA 50322

Contact:
Chad Cox, General Manager, Hillyard
ccox@hillyard.com

1-800-584-9237

Website: www.sweepingupthemess.blogspot.com (company site) www.hillyard.com

Guest Curator: Darin White

Hillyard is excited to announce that Darin White, Lawrence, KS, has agreed to guest curate and jury the Sweeping up the Mess exhibit. White’s recent curatorial work includes: Anthropoi, White Show, Dry Bones, and TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent which was hailed by Review Mid-America’s Visual Arts Publication as being “mesmerizing, beautiful, puzzling, and disturbing, but what perhaps makes it successful overall is the effective curation. White has put together an exhibition that is direct and sensible; it creates an environment capable of producing dialogue between viewers.” In its review of Anthropoi, the publication states, “White’s curatorial and promotional skills are causing much murmur in Lawrence’s fairly tight-knit arts community.”

White graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in sculpture. He is also a founder of b.a.l.m. (beauty, art & life movement), a regional artists’ group and organization that welcomes artists of all disciplines. www.cargocollective.com/darinwhite.com

Submission Guidelines:

1.      Email ccox@hillyard.com for Complete Submission Guidelines and Entry Form.

2.        $5 Entry Fee must be paid before entry will be considered. Mail checks payable to Hillyard or process cash payments in person (see shipping address). Credit Card payments will be processed at 1-800-584-9237. All correspondence should reference “Sweeping up the Mess – Art Exhibit”.

Artwork –

  • ·          All work should be inspired by, and make use of, custodial supplies. (Example: paint with a toilet bowl brush, urinal block sculpture, string mop installation piece, etc.)
  • ·          There is no size or material requirements, however, the flash space ceilings are estimated to range between 11’ and 12’.
  • ·          All 2-D and 3-D mediums will be considered.

Poetry –

  • ·          All work should be inspired by custodial supplies. (Example theme: ode to the plunger)
  • ·          Selected poems will be displayed in unison with the exhibit as determined by the guest curator.
  • ·          All poetry styles will be considered.
  • ·          Three poems = One Entry. You may submit up to Three Entries, or Nine Poems.

Exhibit Sales/Awards:

Hillyard takes a 20% commission of all sales with 80% going to the artist. Three Artists and Three Poets, whom the jury considers deserving, will be awarded solo shows on display in the White Carpet Gallery at Hillyard.  Total awards and display dates may vary at the sole discretion of Hillyard.

Email ccox@hillyard.com for Entry Form.

See on fb:

Additional Call for Entries for Final Fridays in Lawrence, KS-

http://finalfridayslawrence.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/calls-for-artists/


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