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Happy New Year, from my art studio to you!
So, as this new year hits, Vinte13 (2013 in Gaelic), I am reminded that this is the time to start fresh,
begin again (as my wife Shannon has said a lot lately) and to move forward in life and art.
In this spirit, I am going to ask if you will help me clean up my email list. Would you take a
few seconds to click on my art Newsletter form and update your information? If you would rather
just reply to this email, that is fine as well. If you get an email at two different locations, or you
have updated your email, or whatever, please let me know. There may be some cross over from b.a.l.m.
projects, and if you just want to receive updates about balm only, just let me know. You matter to me!
This Newsletter will have updates on exhibitions, productions and curations, events, awards and more.
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This is where I show works in progress, deep thoughts (depending on the day) and other snippets of
the life of an artist or my tweet, tweets http://www.twitter.com/darinwhite.
Here is a brief year in review update:
This last year has been an interesting year to say the least. I was grateful to start out last year by
producing and curating an exhibition Earth: Languages and Symbols at Cara and Cabezas Contemporary
in the KC Crossroads. One of the solo shows from this exhibition by Rex Hausmann got a nice review
in the KC Pitch Magazine. Around the same time our arts movement b.a.l.m. helped launch a unique
exhibition of 30 artists at the Lawrence Arts Center called the DANNON ART project which ran for a couple of months.
Our good friend GF Sam Wagner was an artist involved in this project. Sam passed away July, 5th, just a
few months after producing and showing his work. He will be missed greatly.
John Hachmeister, left and Maria Velasco, right. Artist in Resonance Space
Earth: Language and Symbols Exhibition at Cara and Cabezas Contemporary in KC Crossroads District
Curated by Darin M. White, January 20-March 10th, 2012
In April I launched a Kickstarter Project to fund my first Solo Exhibition, OVERFLOW in New York.
I was in New York for 18 days and produced an installation in the Soapbox Gallery on the floor
level viewable 24 hours on a busy Brooklyn Street. With the help of good friends, I found discarded
pallets, brought them to the gallery studio, broke them apart and made a small barn/silo. I drove
to New Jersey with the gallery owner and picked up 1000 lbs of corn feed and filled the barn till it
Overflowed in the gallery space. I found half of a reclaimed 350lbs. black bear which I had taxidermied
into a provocative shape (not what you are thinking). I produced a variety of related imagery in conceptual renderings,
transfer prints, postage stamps, ringspun cotton Bear Heart shirts and more. When I got
back from New York, I was thankful to get a nice press write up in the LJ World and another solo
exhibition curated by Gina Adams entitled OVERFLOW, Back From New York at the Kansas Union
Gallery in Lawrence, KS Sept. 16-Oct. 6th. I was able to show all of the work that I showed in NY and
add some additional works. I shipped the Overflow installation back from New York with the Bear Heart
work inside and with the help of friends and family installed these pieces and more. I also produced
my first major exhibition catalog which should finally be finished this week!
DARIN M. WHITE: OVERFLOW – A Solo Exhibition Catalog
In October b.a.l.m. was asked to produce and curate an outdoor night event at the Kemper Museum of
Contemporary Art. b.a.l.m Maps the Kemper: Lines, Dots and the Spaces In Between which was an
exciting time to work in temporary mediums and explore performance art. This is part of the Kemper’s
Map As Art Exhibition. Again family and friends and artists we appreciate helped make this event a success.
My wife Shannon and I were stretched to curate and produce the event and artworks in the time frame, but
were able to produce both collaborative and both Shannon and my individual works in addition to the
other artists works/performances.
Darin M. White and Shannon White collaborative work. 10′ cubed. PVC, EL wire, bamboo, glow elements.
Photo by Jennifer Wetzel courtesy of Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
I been doing a number of things to lately that you may or may not know about. One is designing custom
furniture which means I can make what you want. With a shift in making more art and having more involvement
in the art industry, with our newer division HAVA studios, I am finding the need to show my versatility in design
as well as fine art. I began producing wearable sculptures which were cut off sections from an 8′ long
Dry Bones | Bone Boat, that I produced in 2010. A note of sadness; the Bone Boat was thrown away by an
overzealous construction company along with the Impressions installation. The wearable sculpture pieces
as well as some others have just been picked up by the Phoenix Gallery locally and by UniQ Jewelry in
Three Rivers, MI. Shannon and I have been working on a number of commissions and look forward to more this year.
If you are in the KC area, this Friday, Jan. 4th, Shannon and I will be showing one of our 10′ collaborative works
and other works at Glimpse Flash Space for an exhibition entitled Spectrum. Come out to 1903 Wyandotte,
KCMO in the heart of the Crossroads Arts District to see this work.
Onward and forward!
DARIN M. WHITE
Artist | Independent Curator | Art Production Consultant
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“~speaking for truth and beauty, with the tools of my trade and the eyes of my heart, which are not my own~”
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I recently announced that I was approved for a Kickstarter project for my debut solo exhibition in New York.
Here are some updates in regards to launching the Kickstarter. I am adding images that I will use in the
project launch. Please stay tuned for the actual launch and details! Thank you!
Here are some highlights of rewards for funding this Kickstarter project…
Corn Seed Packets
As part of the Overflow site specific installation, there will be empty seed packets printed on the front with
image of the work and the back will have information about the work the exhibition and sponsor. Below is
concept images of the front and back of seed packet. I foresee the empty seed packets being mailed out as
postcards announcing the exhibition, and inviting the viewer to come see the show and take a few seeds.
This will also be a reward for pledging on Kickstarter.
These seed packets will also be at the gallery and available to use to pick up a few seeds from the exhibition.
Bear Heart T-Shirt
I have had requests to make T-Shirts of my work in the past, but never had the right opportunity. My brother
and I used to own a clothing company, and screened many shirts in my day! The Winged Wonder was one
of my designs. I should dig one up sometime and show you. hmmm
I surveyed a few people and they seem to think that a simplified version of the actual Bear Heart
concept image was preferred to the simple line drawing above. Here is what it will probably look
Here is what the Bear Heart will look like on a t-shirt. Most likely soft ringspun, per Lisa Lala’s request.
They will come in a variety of colors. It is a fun grab bag.
I have been waiting for a while to print a catalog of my work, and now it is time!
This catalog will most likely be a softcover, saddle stitched, unless I go beyond funding a way!
Below is my concept image.
Below are a couple of pencil drawings of the Appropriate Attire works. I am thinking about including a print
of these for one of the rewards.
Change Forward Conceptual Rendering
There are a number of renderings I am going to offer as various sizes and levels of prints. Here is one…
Surprise Quick Sketch
One of the rewards I am going to offer is a quick sketch of whatever is
on my mind at the moment (I know scary thought), but hopefully interesting.
It might be a cartoon, or naturalistic sketch, stylized, etc. Surprise!
Arrow Antler T-Shirt or Sketch
Below is another ink drawing that I am considering offering as a T-Shirt
or sketch reward. What do you think? It would probably be printed on a random colored shirt.
Another option for cards is the “Bear Heart” image:
Of course my family is putting up with me, with all of the work I am putting into this project
I am so thankful for them! Here is a photo from Fall 2011.
Here is another one of us on a crazy windy day (March 2012) in a corn field. It is amazing to
see how fast Claire is growing up!
©2012 Darin M. White
Please keep a look out for this Kickstarter launch! Thank you!
Darin M. White
Booking It To Brooklyn: A Library of Texas Contemporary Art (With Some Friends Who’ve Joined Us Along the Way)
Tags: Alison Stigora, Anne Lester, Ansen Seale, Art, Arturo Almeida, BALM, Book Art, Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY, Casey Ruiz, CENTRAL BOOKING, Contemporary Art, Darin M. White, David Alcantar, David Almaguer, Don Lisy, DUMBO, Hausmann Millworks, Jane Flanders, Jimmy Greenfield, Jonathan Cowan, Joseph Adam, Kevin Rayhons, Kiel Johnson, KS, Larry Greaber, Lawrence, Leigh, Louis Vega Trevino, Marilyn Lanfear, Mark Wiegand, Mel Latimer, Michelle Carollo, New York, Painting, Printmaking, Rex Hausmann, San Antonio, Sculpture, Shannon White, Texas, Works on Paper
Booking It To Brooklyn:
A Library of Texas Contemporary Art
(With Some Friends Who’ve Joined Us Along the Way)
Curated by Darin M. White
June 24th-July 8th, 2011
operating in conjunction with
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Organized like any good collection: varied tastes, materials & subjects form prose of an odd exotic sort.
Please enjoy the chapters enclosed. Happy reading.
Producer/DirectorIn an exhibition that was curated in around a week, we find a story of Rex Hausmann
of Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community. The-GO-man, the get-it-done-guy,
the-too-many-irons-in-the-fire-but-making-it-all-work. 1/4 Italian, 1/4 Mexican,
1/2 German and all San Antonian, Hausmann has a new story for everyday
of the week and they are all good. Hausmann Millworks is a 44,000 square foot millwork
manufacturing building in San Antonio Texas, that has been transformed into
“A Creative Community” of artist studios, galleries and provides opportunities and real life,
art and business education to its artists. This exhibition includes mostly San Antonio
artists and tells the story of how they and other friends have come into the conversation
and are now Booking It To Brooklyn. From Marilyn Lanfear and Larry Graeber who’s work
spans five decades, to LA artist Kiel Johnson who is showing in various museums to
Mel Latimer and Casey Ruiz who are just getting their feet wet, the list of artists and
artwork are as varied as America itself. Exhibited in Brooklyn’s Central Booking Art Space
in Dumbo. The show revolves around the galleries theme of art books, prints and works
on paper with some more conceptual notions. Don’t be surprised if this list of artists
changes before the opening, it is par for the course. The show may end up in Tunisia
for all we know…with bells on.
Darin M. White
Chapter 1: Foundations
Chapter 2: New Friends
Chapter 3: An Unusual Pair
Louis Vega Trevino
Chapter 4: New Horizons
Chapter 5: Some Friends Dropped in For a Visit
Chapter 6: The Lady with Embroidered Shirts & A Man with a Cactus
Leigh Anne Lester
Marilyn Lanfear Marilyn & the Law1982 Revolver, book, promises 5″ x 14″ x 10″
Kiel Johnson Sincerely Yours 2009 Ink on paper 17.75″ x 24″ (Image Courtesy of Davidson Contemporary NY, NY and artist)
Larry Graeber Colorform Book Font Cover, Paper and ink 11″ x 10″ 16 Pages
(Bottom) David Almaguer, Don Lisy
(Table) Leigh Anne Lester, Ansen Seale, Michelle Carollo
(Bottom) Casey Ruiz, Alison Stigora
Tags: Art, Art Exhibition, artists panel discussion, BALM, CAM, Contemporary Art Month, creativity, Darin M. White, Drawing, event, Kansas City Missouri, Lawrence Kansas, life, Linnea Gabriella Spransy, Looking at Life and Prespectives on Creativity Sideways, Painting, panel discussion, Rex Hausmann, San Antonio Texas, Sculpture, Shannon White, sideways, The Beautiful Life
“She Traces Rainbows”, C-Print on Aluminum ©2011 Shannon White
“The Right Hat for Any Ocastion” ©2011 Rex Hausmann
The Beautiful Life: Looking at Life and Perspectives on Creativity, Sideways.
Darin & Shannon White, Linnea Gabriella Spransy, Rex Hausmann
@ Hausmann Millworks as part of Contemporary Art Month 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 6pm – 8.30pm
925 W Russell Place, San Antonio TX 78212
210.884.6390 | www.hausmannmillworks.com
A panel discussion format & art exhibition will be held at Hausmann Millworks regarding the subject of artistic involvement and integration into society as a whole. Four artists are speaking on their work, ideas on contemporary art making and marketing and their curatorial work both nationally and internationally. Their work will also be available for view at the exhibition coming from San Antonio TX, Lawrence, Kansas & Kansas City, Missouri.
The Artists/ Directors
Linnea Gabriella Spransy (Kansas City, MO)
Linnea is a painter and installation artist based out of Kansas City. Ms. Spransy helps run the contemporary art community Monarch Studios in Kansas City and holds an MFA from Yale University. She has exhibited work at Art Basel Miami as well as the SCOPE Art Fair and is part the The Drawing Center registry in New York City. She is represented by Byron Cohen in Kansas City.
Darin & Shannon White (Lawrence, KS)
Darin and Shannon White are a husband and wife duo residing in Lawrence, Kansas. Shannon is a painter and Darin is a sculptor. Both show nationally and internationally and have spoken around the country. Together they co founded and are directors of Beauty Art and Life Movement or b.a.l.m., a movement for encouraging, educating, providing opportunities, and supporting artists. In addition their interest is helping artists become sustainable, helping educate the public about the value of the arts, and creating a more beautiful life and culture.
Rex Hausmann (San Antonio, TX)
Rex is a painter. He and his family run Hausmann Millworks: A Creative Community located in San Antonio, Texas. He graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007 with a degree in painting. Rex has shown nationally and internationally and is in the collections of The Smithsonian, The University of Texas at San Antonio as well as public and private collections throughout Europe and the US. He also took part in the 2009 Venice Biennale.
2005-2007 – www.rexhausmann.com
2008-2009 – www.texascannonsofproportion.com
2009- current – www.hausmannmillworks.com
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As I mentioned previously, I have been curating a “Flash Space” at 739 Mass Street in Lawrence, KS. This current show called b.a.l.m. Dry Bones which opened on Friday October, 29th and was going to run until around December, 23rd 2010, however we helped lease the space by coming in and setting up this temporary gallery and bringing in traffic and awareness, so the show ended early. I haven’t included my work in any of these shows, but I had a piece I really wanted to produce for this show and thankfully was able to accomplish. We had a very good turn out with around 750-1000 attendees estimated. We sold a painting of one of the artists as well which was encouraging.
The rathaus, a local art blog has been doing a great job of keeping up on local art news. Click on the logo to see the post for the b.a.l.m. Dry Bones show.
Rex Hausmann who is an artist and director of the Hausmann Millworks came up to Lawrence with painter Duane Hilburn and they both had work in the balm Dry Bones show. Rex Hausmann shown below with Ryan LaFerney in front of Hausman’s work and installation.
Here are some other shows that I curated for the 739 Mass St. Flash Space. b.a.l.m. anthopoi exhibition which had a good news article written up.Below is an image from the show opening with my wife’s beautiful painting called “Transition”.
“Transition” ©2010 Shannon White
The first show curated was the b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent exhibition that had fabulous review called Seeing Through by Ryan LaFerney in Review Magazine. The image below is from the opening with Shannon’s painting in the background and our friend Emily and her daughter at the right.
During the hubbub of getting ready for the balm Dry Bones show we were asked along with some other local art collectives to produce a piece for Lawrence Magazine called Collective Creations. There was a quick little video piece done as well about the theme Love in the Time of Beer Bellies … a Mass. St. Romance. I have gotten to do a little radio lately for the promotion of the Downtown Lawrence Art Districts Final Friday’s on 1320 AM which has been a fun experience. If you have a moment take some time to check out some other reviews and press on the balm site.
Keep a look out for my next post about wearable sculptures.
If you are interested in having me curate or jury an art exhibit, please contact me at
785.764.2216 or email here.
With thankfulness… Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
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It has been a little busy since my last post. The b.a.l.m. WHITE SHOW went on tour from March 6th to
May 5, 2010 to Hausmann Millworks in San Antonio, TX as part of Contemporary Art Month (CAM) and Luminaria.
There was a great review written by By Elda Silva (San Antonio) Express-News
‘White Show’ able to amuse and unsettle at the same time
Rex Hausmann, Shannon and Darin White
at the balm White Show at Hausmann Millworks
More pics from show travel, set up and opening here
Also at the end of March beginning of April, Shannon and I were invited to bring our artwork
and curate the hanging of an art exhibition in Paris, France. Shannon was pregnant with our
third child and decided not to go, but sent her work with me. It was a busy time, and I mostly
worked, the show was being installed in a 900 year old building that used to be a convent and
then a disco tech. A great big thank you to Philip and Anh Sawyer for making this happen!
Works by Lena Sawyer, Anita Breitenberg, Shannon White and Anne Elhajoui
Great food and friends in a Paris brasserie
In May a friend Patrick Curtin and I went to pick up the balm White Show in San Antonio.
We had a great time and sold a few pieces of artists in the meantime. Thank you Rex Hausmann
for bringing the show down and the great artists studio visits, amazing Tex-Mex food and
Gene and Rene Hausmann for their hospitality!
Rex Hausmann, Darin White, Patrick Curtin
loading the truck for the trek back to Kansas
More pics here
Not too long after getting back from San Antonio, my wife Shannon had our
beautiful and sweet daughter Claire Hava Nala White. What an amazing joy!
It has been an amazing thing to have another baby. She is so much fun.
Our daughter Noel has been a great help.
Here are some more pictures.
My wife Shannon White had a solo show “Latent Vision – New Works by Shannon White
at Bridgeport Space in the Crossroads District in downtown Kansas City, MO
May 7th- May 31st, 2010. She sold one painting opening night and had amazing traffic
and then sold another while the show was up! It was an amazing show in a great space.
Thanks again to Patrick Curtin who curated the show!
Post card invite for Latent Vision new works by Shannon White
In late August we had a trip to Colorado for a gathering of artists.
I led an art walk about holloware and wire sculpting, and Shannon and
I spoke to around 90 artists and enthusiasts about art, life and b.a.l.m.
We had a great time at the castle and we got to do some hiking and fishing
as well. We went up a few days early and stayed in a remote and rustic cabin
in the mountains, with no internet or mobile access right by the South Platte River.
In January I officially become a commissioner for the LCAC (Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission).
In August I was asked to sit on the board of the DLAD (Downtown Lawrence Arts District).
We have established the Downtown Lawrence Arts District in Lawrence, KS. The DLAD
approached a few local landlords about their space that was empty. We have
“leased” these “Flash Spaces” for events called Final Fridays, which are a group of galleries and
Spaces that participate by hanging or providing artwork and opening up from 5-8 or
later in some cases on the Final Friday of each month. I volunteered to curate the
739 Massachusetts Flash Space. b.a.l.m. has now produced the first two shows
in which I curated the exhibitions. The first which was produced in two weeks is
b.a.l.m. TRANS•parent TRANS•lucent Art Exhibition which opened August 27th,
and ran through Sept. 17th, 2010. The opening drew around 700-1000 people estimated.
Shannon had another solo show which opened in conjunction with
Final Fridays called Digitals and Drips at the Art House including
conte line drawings of our daughter Claire peeking from behind
drip paintings, and a slew of new digital paintings. It was a very
For the second of the Final Friday events I curated a show called
b.a.l.m. anthropoi a show about how artists view people. Anthropoi
means people in Greek. The show opening was Friday, Sept. 24th,
at the 739 Mass Street Flash Space and will run until Oct. 22nd. 2010.
For this show we had an even better turn out than the first event
with an estimated 1000-1,300 people coming through the space.
Post card front image for b.a.l.m. anthropoi exhibition
Upcoming we are waiting for an article by Lawrence Magazine that will
be highlighting 5 artists group/collectives from Lawrence, KS in which
we were given a theme and had to produce a collective piece of art
as a group in less than five hours each. This article will be coming out at the
end of October.
All content ©2010 Darin M. White