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Jubilee – a gallery retro-spectacle
April 18 – May 4, 2013.
Kettle Art, in it’s present location, will be closing Saturday, May 4th, promptly at 10:00PM. Before we go, we plan one final ‘blow out’ exhibit of sorts, ‘Jubilee’ a past, present & future retrospect. This show will feature many of the talented artists we’ve been fortunate enough to have grace our walls over the past 8 ½ years. Expect to see one current piece, from each from this list of who’s who, in Dallas area …artists / photographers.
Cathey Miller*, Sergio Garcia*, Erica Felicella*, Amber Campagna*, Cabe Booth*, Judith Lea Perkins*, Richard Ross, Patricia Rodriquez, Mark S. Nelson, Havi Frost, Jason Janik, Lisa Lindholm, Clint Scism, Justin Clumpner, Jodi Von Rotten, Dan Colcer, Ange Fitzgerald, Justin Terveen, Tyson Summers, Brad Albright, Michelle McLaughlin, George Wallace III, Breonny Lee, Brian Crawford, Cathryn Colcer, Scott Mankoff, Brian Hamm, Ryan Thies, Corey Godfrey, Frank Lopez, Aralyn McGregor, Sean Fitzgerald, Samantha Mattice-Lowery, Jeremy Biggers, Duke Horn, Guy Reynolds, and founder Frank Campagna*
*Denotes Kettle Art Founding Artist
This can be seen as the end of an era but should be considered a new beginning. News of our new location will come in August in regards to our re-opening in September. Please rest assured this is a giant step forward.
Runs through – Saturday, April 13
Kettle Art is located at 2714 Elm, Deep Ellum Texas, 75226
Hours: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Thursday – Saturday
Opening Reception – 3.7.13 7pm-10pm
Show runs through 3.23.13
About the Artist:
Derek Rankins pays homage to his roots in rural Southeastern Kansas. In 2004 he worked as a lab technician for the last remaining Kodachrome processor until which he moved to Texas to pursue a photography career. In 2006, Rankins received his Bachelors in Photography from Texas A&M University-Commerce and began developing his personal work over the next five years. Derek is now pursuing his Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography at the University of North Texas in Denton with an expected graduation date of May 2013.
About the Work:
“The Part and The Whole” is a visual representation of how I interpret my surroundings and how I interact with these parts of culture. It is a comprehensive collection of miscellanea and explores the possible narratives that take place. As I have attempted to visualize the sum of its parts, I have come to see that there is no whole, that the parts are infinitely divisible.
Opening reception for this exhibit
Saturday 2/ 16, 7:00 – 10:00pm
… Unlike the Kettle fundraiser there is no standard sizing or pricing. Artists simply bring in a piece of their work, and name their price. The idea for this show was inspired by the many institutions and causes that ask for donations but rarely, if ever, give back to participating artists. Sometimes it seems those with the least tend to give the most :/
At any rate, here’s a chance to get original art and show some love & support to those who are kind enough to share. Thank You!
Kettle Art opened in November of 2005 with the intent of reviving a neighborhood in decline. In bringing the Deep Ellum area ‘back to it’s roots’ the gallery also offered countless Texas based artists a place to show. With an ‘inclusive as opposed to exclusive’ attitude, uncommon in most galleries at the time, the overall mission has been achieved.
Kettle Art, in it’s present location, will be closing in late spring. We see this as a great opportunity for expansion of ideas and creativity to benefit our community.
Our concluding schedule at 2714 Elm is as follows:
February 9, 2013 – For the Love of Kettle – One night Only!
Opens February 16 – For the Love of Artists – Feb. 23, 2013
Opens March 7 – Derek Rankins The Part & the Whole (Thesis Show) – Mar. 23
Opens March 28 – Justin Terveen – April 13
Opens April 18 – Past Present & Future (a gallery retrospect) – May 4.
This can be seen as the end of an era but may also be viewed as a new beginning. News of our relocation will come once the dust has settled. Please rest assured this is a giant step forward.
Read the following Pegasus News article for details:
Over the years Kettle has received:
Five ‘Readers Choice’ awards for Best Art Gallery in the Dallas Observer‘s annual ‘Best of Dallas’ issue, losing only twice to the Dallas Museum of Art.
Three, top five placements of North Texas galleries on the WFAA A-List, coming in at #5 in 2009, #2 in 2010 and #1 in 2011.
National publications mentions include: USA Today, Art News, Juxtapoz, Twisted South and most recently in Art Places in America.
This show is ONE NIGHT ONLY and all works are equally priced at only $50.00 each with 100% of the proceeds going to the gallery. This is a …cash & carry event, so get there early. Doors open straight up at 7:00 and there will be no pre-sales.
In turn, all artists can be part of the following show ‘For the Love of Artists’ where 100% of the proceeds go to all participating artists. Please join us by either creating a piece or by attending this incredible show of love & support for ‘the Little Gallery that Could’?
Participating Artists thus far who have picked up boards include: Michael Mattson, Brian Hamm, Rah Stitchez, Scott Mankoff, Saint Virus, April Miller, Monica Moody, Kevin Kunreuther, Anthony Harris Jr, KeLaine Kvale, Andy Murray, Michael Lagocki, Yessica Hernandez, Jason Lott, Mark Kimberlin, Adriane Mcmillon, Tanja Dugas, Moises Vega, Tom Carlton, Carolina Kile, Stephanie Wray, Todd Walthall, Gretchen Luedtke, Ashley Hansen, Heather Horton, Nicole Malloy, Alexis Reece, Sarah Titop, Sharon Hammih, Ricardo Velez, Denise Keeping, Michael Christopher, Cabe Booth, Jennifer Portz, Michelle McLaughlin, Micheal Theim, Melissa Wertz, Ryan Thies, Denise Keeping, Margo Miller, Amber Campagna, Alexandra Olivia, Megan Stephens, Nick C. Kirk, Mike Moffatt, Lisa Lindholm, Orlando Garcia, John Worley, Kimbery Bradshaw Meadows, Diana Almand, Brian Crawford, Susan Carson, Kim Cast, Kelly Jacobi, Tracy Madol, Natalie Glover, Christain Glover, Bruce Mulvihill, Mark Glover, Joe Biggs, Jeremy Biggers, Breonny Lee, Brian Aguire, Danny Rose, Kenny Smith, Doriam, Jessica Galaviz, Heather Shoulders, Fran Cartis, Michael Puttonan, Sarah Zamora, J. Zamora, Kris Swenson, Amy Phillips, Brad Albright and Frank Campagna.
On November 3rd at 7:00pm, the doors of Kettle Art will open to bring the art loving masses of DFW a collaboration of sorts between two art communities. One community hailing from Big D (Kettle Art) & one community hailing from the cow town of Fort Worth (Piranha Bear).
Two different cities …
Two different cultures …
One love of art …
“PB & K”
Featuring Works by Piranha Bear Artists:
Misty Meemz Adams
Beka “Squirt” Johnson
Featuring Works by Kettle Art Artists:
George Wallace III
Incredible artists / sweet show / silent auction style. Starting 7:00 pm on Thursday, wrapping 10:00pm on Saturday. All works start at just $45.00. All as part of 45 Fest 2012 at Kettle Art / Club Dada.
Live Fast / Die Slow is a visual extension of 45 Fest 2012. The artwork exhibited will be creations designed as potential cover art for the upcoming ‘Spector 45′ anthology of the same name. The title of this exhibit / CD is taken from a tattoo formerly on the chest of Frankie 45 Campagna.
Participating artists include but are not limited to:
Jamie Mahood, Brad Albright, Cathey Miller, Richard Ross, Cheryl Baker, Migel Aquilar, Amber Campagna, Cabe Booth, Ray Alverez, Hatziel Flores, Dan Colcer, Michele McLauglin, Ryan Thies, Jenice Johnson, Frank Lopez, Tyson Summers, Michael Owens, Breonny Lee, G-3, Selvin deLeon, Renee Rell, Jason Janik, Tom Currie, Scott Mankoff, Margo Miller, Erica Felicella, Mark S. Nelson, Cathryn Colcer, Alexandra Olivia, Frank Campagna and many more…
All works will be available to the public. The actual cover art will be chosen by a distinct panel of judges and will be announced 2 days later at 45 Fest, a musical celebration of life, on Saturday, October 20 at Club Dada. For details on performers click here.
45 Fest is an music and art event by Deep Ellum’s 45 Fund to promote mental health for Artists and Musicians. Founded in 2011, 45 Fund was inspired by the suicides of Frankie Campagna and Adam Carter, both from the Dallas based band Spector 45.
45 Fund is a project of the Deep Ellum Community Association
Background: Spector 45 was a Dallas based greaser punk band that captured the pure energy of 50′s Rock n Roll and original 70′s Punk Rock, and kicked it out for today’s audience… In less than 8 years they played over 500 shows and were always happy to perform beyond their North Texas roots. The band formed in 2003 while in high school, recorded five releases and were two time winners of the coveted Dallas Observer Music Awards for ‘best punk band’. These efforts came to a screeching halt January 1, 2011 with the suicide of founder / front man Frankie followed 88 days later by bassist Adam Carter.
Curated by Corey Godfrey and Erica Felicella
How does one view oneself? What do you see? How do you feel people see you? These are the questions we ask ourselves every day.
The ability to exemplify this concept was the driving force that defined my desire to curate this show with Erica felicella.
What happens when you ask a group of artists to look in the mirror?
Come see the true reflections at “I Can See Myself” opening 9/20 at Kettle Art from 7-10pm
“The road to the store”.
What could that mean?
We go to the store to get what we want, and need.
As in life, we work towards something; some end that we want, need, or hope to accomplish.
In life, we are on a road to a store.
Artist Reception, August 23rd from 7-10pm.
Don’t miss this.