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For The Love Of Kettle 2012
 
For Immediate Release
 
Kettle Art nurtures up and coming artists in the North Texas area. The original idea was to be ‘inclusive as opposed to exclusive’ offering local talent a quality setting to exhibit their works. This concept has proven successful for over seven years now. We’ve hosted well over 250 exhibits and the number of artists who have graced our walls is well into the thousands. Visual Art groups such as Sour Grapes, ArtHash and Photopolis have unified their efforts at Kettle. Regional ‘Art Stars’ who have shown not only their work but steady love & support for this gallery include Cathey Miller, Sergio Garcia, Lisa Lindholm, Richard Ross, Erica Felicella, Tyson Summers, Judith Lea Perkins, Mark S. Nelson, George Fowler, Dan Colcer and Cabe Booth. These are just few names you may recognize as ‘the Little Gallery that Could’ continues it’s quest in breaking new talent in our fair city.

This effort does however come with a price. In taking on this artistic endeavor of keeping the doors open, our artists always get paid their fair share first, followed by essentials such as rent, electric and sales tax. Despite all staff personnel being voluntary, on the average one out of three exhibits make a profit. Which brings us to the Love of Kettle. This annual event is the one and only fundraiser we do to keep us in the black. All works are created on equally sized 9 x 12 inch boards, by those who care enough to keep this gallery / concept afloat. All works are also equally priced at just $50.00 apiece. These are all sold on a first come first serve basis, which creates quite a buying frenzy, not usually seen at an art gallery.

For the Love of Kettle happens annually on the Saturday prior to Valentines Day, this year on February 11th, 2012 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Expect to have the opportunity to own a piece not only by the aforementioned artists but also greats such as Clint Scism, Corey Godfrey, Robb Conover, Cheryl Baker, Brian Crawford, Cathryn Colcer, Brad Albright, Amber Campagna, Ryan Thies, Hatziel Flores, Dylan Hollingsworth, Michelle McLaughlin, George Wallace III, Frank Lopez and many, many more.

Thank you for your continued support and be sure to get there early,

Frank Campagna

Please note: For the Love of Kettle 7:00 – 10:00 (Kettle Art Gallery – Deep Ellum)
followed by
Art Love Magic’s Underground 8:00 – 12:00 (Southside on Lamar)

On Saturday, January 14th, Kettle Art will open its doors for the premiere of “ArtHash: Open Salon”. We sat down with the “un-curator”, Sonia Semone, to learn a bit more about this show.

Intermingled are images of pieces that will be part of this upcoming show by Liz London, Ricardo Paniagua & Michael SirHendrey. 

Enjoy.

ArtHash Open Salon Show

Kettle - Just so everyone can get to know you a bit better, Sonia, can you tell is a bit about yourself?

Sonia - Oh goodness, this could be a long answer. The short answer is, I am short, I am from Tyler, and I am down with Art.

Kettle - How long have you been involved in the Dallas art scene? In particular, how did you become involved with Kettle Art?

Sonia - Being from Tyler left me with few possibilities over the years to show my work so I started selling works online on Ebay.  I had a nice cushy little business if the truth were told, and then one day the whole thing went dead with a site change they made.  The result was obvious — depression.  After feeling sorry for myself, I decided to blog.  I didn’t know anything about blogging, but I wanted to help artists somehow — and that is how ArtHash was born.  I also started a group on Facebook.  Now the ArtHash group is a spirited fun group of artists, that not only joke a lot– but help others with art information.  It was from this group that a show idea came up. All we needed was a venue and that’s where Richard Ross came in.  He said he might be able to help, and he came through with the Kettle Venue.  I am most grateful to him and to Kettle for letting us put on a show.  The show is going to be kick ass by the way.

Ricardo Paniagua

Ricardo Paniagua

Kettle - Why did you decide to curate a show at Kettle?

Sonia - I like to say it is “Uncurated” in that no one was told they could not hang work.  We took in as many as we thought we could hold.  By doing this there will be an unfiltered look at what’s going on in the art world around us.

Kettle - So, the name of the event you are “un-curating” is “ArtHash Open Salon Show”. Where did you get the name? How did you arrive at that title?

Sonia - The Salon in the title refers to the hanging style. It will not be hung in the gallery method.  Open means everyone was welcome up until we thought we would run out of space.

Kettle - What is this show about?

Sonia - The show is about artists bringing in work to a great local gallery and putting on something unique, and having fun while doing it.  This show is going to be an art party.  Who wouldn’t want to come to that?

Liz London

Liz London

Kettle - What is its theme?

Sonia - The show is open to all mediums and every idea so there is no set theme.

Kettle - Where did you come up with the idea?

Sonia - The idea came when the ArtHash group on Facebook were talking about how it is hard to show work these days.  There are so many associated fees and competitions to enter.  It was a long post really, but the end result was the thought — why don’t we just have our own show, the way we want to.

Kettle - What was your inspiration?

Sonia - My personal inspiration has been watching all the artists work their asses off every day for their art.  I just want to help facilitate that somehow.  To try and make something fun that we can all enjoy and be excited about participating in.

Liz London

Liz London

Kettle - Who are the artists that are represented in this show & can you tell us a bit about a few of them?

Sonia - I want to list them all, because that is what this show is about — everyone, not just one person.  Lets see, about them: they rock!

Adnan Razvi
Alison Jardine
Andrea Davis
Andy Morris
Brian A Crawford
Brett Dyer
Camille Green
Carolyn Collins
Chad Evans
Christian Millet
Cigi Ingram
David A Bell
David Brown
Frank Tringali
Gina Marie Dunn
Iris Candelaria
Jack Sheely
Jacq Chubirka
Jacque Allen Forsher
Jeremy McKane
Jacqueline Colt Marchioni
Johanna Roffino-Hulsey
John Paul Gardner
Junanne Peck
Judith Seay
Kevin Andrew Kunreuther
Kevin Obregon
Leon Sarantos
Levi Leddy
Lilia Estrada
Linda Bourgault
Lisa Rachel Horlander
Liz London
Luis Fernando Camacho
Manuel M. Pecina
Melissa Wertz
Michael Francis
Michael SirHendrey
Mike Salcido
Nix Johnson
Quincy Wakefield
Renee Vandevere
Ricardo Paniagua
Snow White
Roy E. Vance
Samantha Price Fischer Kyle
Scott Dorn
Scott Shubin
Teri Lueders
Tony Reans
Yarilee Rivera
Zerep Egroj
Sonia Semone
Robb Conover
Paul Pena
Ross von Rosenberg
 
 
Kettle - How did you choose them?
 
Sonia - Everyone that is part of ArtHash was invited for this show.  Once we hit around 50 artists we knew that we could not really take anymore for this particular show.
 
Kettle - What did they have in common (or not) that made you want them all in a show together?
 
Sonia - We are all part of ArtHash
 
Liz London

Liz London

 
Kettle - Describe what one can expect at the opening of this show.
 
Sonia - I hope that everyone has a great time.  That experience is great all around.  You can also expect great art! 
 
 
Kettle - Is there anything else you might want to say about this upcoming show?
 
Sonia - Besides the fact that it will be fantastic, not too much else.
 
Kettle - Do you have any plans to curate a similar show in the future?
 
Sonia - I definitely have a few tricks up my sleeve.   If so, when & where?  TBA
 
Michael SirHendrey

Michael SirHendrey

 
Kettle - Do you have any other shows coming up?
 
Sonia - I am going to be part of the Alley’s house Incrementum II fundraiser.  It will be a great show.  I love their model as well- 50% to the charity and 50% to the artists.  How can you beat that? Oh– and they gave every one of us a canvas. 
 
 
Kettle - Where else can one interact with Sonia Semone (online or face-to-face)?
 
Sonia - ArtHash on the web www.ArtHash.com Or on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/groups/119251364773524/

ArtHash Open Salon Show

Unfiltered. Uninhibited. Unrated. Kettle Art presents ArtHash Open Salon Show. Opening Reception with the Artists: January 14th 7PM.

When a group of artists began hashing gallery politics and the limitations often presented by juried shows, the artists did what they do best. They stepped outside the lines. They reached outside the box, and they came up with an original idea. An idea to present an unfiltered art display, unlike any other exhibit you’ve experienced.

ArtHash Open Salon Show will not be curated, with expectations of presenting the public with an uninhibited view of what’s really happening in the Local art scene. This display will be unique in the sense that over 50 participating artists will display artwork of their own choosing. There will be nothing blocking the way for you to view fresh, innovative, raw talent. In this day and age where stars are formed by public opinion on venues like youtube, we believe the same applies for the art world. You decide!

Assuming you won’t miss the stuffy gallery scene, this is your chance to see what the artists want you to see. All art will be reasonably priced, allowing the perfect opportunity for the seasoned collector, as well as the first time collector.

If you love art, then step outside the lines with the ArtHash artists and join Kettle Art in experiencing art as it is intended… unabashed, and unbelievably imaginative.

~Graciously Written by Jacque Allen Forsher

Featuring works by:

Adnan Razvi
Alison Jardine
Andrea Davis
Andy Morris
Brian A Crawford
Brett Dyer
Camille Green
Carolyn Collins
Chad Evans
Christian Millet
Cigi Ingram
David A Bell
David Brown
Frank Tringali
Gina Marie Dunn
Iris Candelaria
Jack Sheely
Jacq Chubirka
Jacque Allen Forsher
Jeremy McKane
Jacqueline Colt Marchioni
Johanna Roffino-Hulsey
John Paul Gardner
Junanne Peck
Judith Seay
Kevin Andrew Kunreuther
Kevin Obregon
Leon Sarantos
Levi Leddy
Lilia Estrada
Linda Bourgault
Lisa Rachel Horlander
Liz London
Luis Fernando Camacho
Manuel M. Pecina
Melissa Wertz
Michael SirHendrey
Mike Salcido
Nix Johnson
Quincy Wakefield
Renee Vandevere
Ricardo Paniagua
Snow White
Roy E. Vance
Samantha Price Fischer Kyle
Scott Dorn
Scott Shubin
Teri Lueders
Tony Reans
Yarilee Rivera
Zerep Egroj
Sonia Semone
Robb Conover 
Paul Pena

Ross von Rosenberg

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