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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!
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
Brad Albright, Catheryn Colcer, Cheryl Baker, Clint Scism, Corey Godfrey, Danny Rose, Elisa Guardiola, Erica Felicella, Isaac Davies, Jenice Johnson, James Carter, Justin Clumpner, Mark Kimberlin, Raymond Butler, Richard Ross, Ryan Thies, Tyson Summers, Valarie Synck, Amber Campagna and more!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DALLAS, TX, June 8, 2012 — Dallas/Fort Worth has become a hotbed for original art but there are fresh faces still hidden in the background or haven’t found their first chance to break onto the scene.
Husband and wife team Dan and Cathryn Colcer are two seasoned artists that intend to change that with their upcoming group show “Counter Culture” at Deep Ellum’s legendary Kettle Art Gallery in Dallas. The show opens at 7 p.m. June 14 and runs until June 23. The duo hopes that the relaxed atmosphere and open theme will draw a new crowd to the gallery.
“We just want to showcase people we thought deserved to be out there,” Cathryn said. “Sure there are lots more, but here’s where it starts — putting a few people together in a room and see what happens.”
The show will highlight personal works from eight artists — including a Romanian photographer — covering everything from book carving to quirky cartoon style art as well as paintings from the Colcers. Featured artists include: Ryan Thies, Richard Patterson, Anne Cubbage, Vladimir Bodeanu and Justin Teran.
“Counter Culture” coincides with East Dallas Gallery Day in Deep Ellum and Expo Park in Dallas. Kettle Art is a participant and will be open during the event, which is a unified effort by eight established galleries located in the two art-driven neighborhoods. For more information on Gallery Day, visit dallasgalleryday.com.
“We are trying to make a good mix of artists and techniques,” Dan said. “This is an experiment based on our will to diversify the art environment and present something new to the public.”
About Dan and Cathryn Colcer:
The Colcers are an art partnership in both personal and professional aspects. Dan Colcer is from the University of Arts in Cluj, Romania and Cathryn is from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a married couple, the two of them own Colcerex Trading Co., a cyclical concept of accessible art and artist publicity. The company also serves as a way to engage art patrons with useful, affordable and locally-driven art products.
About Kettle Art Gallery:
Kettle Art, located at 2714 Elm St. in Dallas, TX, is a not-for-profit gallery space located in the heart of Deep Ellum. Following in the spirit of this creative, unique neighborhood, the gallery is committed to providing a venue for local and emerging artists to show their work. The Kettle is run by artists, for artists, on a purely volunteer basis. Visit kettleart.com for more information.
A quick video preview of what to expect at Kettle Art as Tim Kerr & friends grace our walls with their greatness …