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The Sour Grapes Crew

 

For immediate release:

Kettle Art presents “Sour Grapes”, an exhibit featuring internationally acclaimed Oak Cliff artists Arturo Donjuan, Carlos Donjuan, and Miguel Donjuan.

Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, September 11, 7-10pm at Kettle Art Gallery, 2650-B Main St., Dallas 75226. The exhibit runs through Saturday, September 27, during regular gallery hours and by appointment.

For video of the creation of the large mural on view during this exhibit, visit http://vimeo.com/100362241

For more information, please contact kettleartgallery@gmail.com, or visit the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1501563446756331/?ref=ts&fref=ts

About Sour Grapes

- Established in 2000 in Oak Cliff, Texas, the Sour Grapes Art Collective transitioned from graffiti artists to painters, sculptors, and photographers exhibiting in galleries across the US and Europe.

- Commissioned by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs to create the Jefferson Viaduct mural, Spring 2014.

- Presentations by UTA Adjunct Professor Carlos Donjuan include various lecture series hosted by the Dallas Contemporary and the Dallas Museum of Art.

- Works included in the Cheech Marin Collection, of “Cheech and Chong”, comprising the largest private collection of Chicano art in the world.

- Recent collaborations include Red Bull, Nike, Cinelli, Alife, and Fiat.

- National and regional publication mentions include: Juxtapoz, New American Paintings, The Dallas Observer, Dallas News, and D Magazine.

Press:

2014 Sour Grapes: From Street to Studio, University of Texas at San Antonio exhibit: http://utsa.edu/today/2014/06/sourgrapes.html

2014 Jefferson Viaduct mural: http://yourbestsouthwest.dallasnews.com/tag/sour-grapes/

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/mixmaster/2013/07/the_busiest_graffiti_crew_in_a.php

2014 Everyone’s Time Is Their Own, San Francisco exhibit: http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/everyones-time-is-their-own-curated-by-gabe-scott-alter-space-sf

2013 Juxtapoz Magazine: http://www.juxtapoz.com/current/issue-preview-april-2013-w-ralph-steadman-erik-parker-parra-and-hunter-s-thompson

2013 Sour Grapes: Open Studio: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/mixmaster/2013/03/the_sour_grapes_graffiti_crew.php

http://centraltrack.com/Culture/3746/Sour-Patch/Scenes-From-The-Sour-Grapes-Crews-Open-Studio-on-Saturday

Sour Grapes Mural

Artpocalypse

 

Kettle Art proudly presents ‘Artpocalypse’ a four man show featuring works by Richard Ross, Clay Stinnett, Mattson Plummer, and Johnny Hawkins, opening Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00 – 10:00PM.

From Ross’s whimsical, mythology-based social commentary, to Plummer’s graffiti-inspired street art characters, to Stinnett’s humorous pop imagery with a Texas twist, to Hawkins’ depictions of man vs. animal, all four artists are linked through the use of impassioned, thought-provoking symbolism, and are delighted to cross-pollinate their diverse and devoted fan-bases in this dynamic exhibit.

Richard L. Ross formed his artistic voice during the chaos of the early Dallas punk scene. His metanarrative series “The Road to the Store” is based on the Kantian concept that beliefs derive from the question “What can I hope?”, with a symbolic cast of characters portraying the disorder and uncertainty experienced along life’s journey.

Clay Stinnett’s work explores relationships between humorous motifs, pop imagery, and iconography, representing a personal definition of beauty and truth as the synthesis of story-telling, shocking humor, and horror within a post-modern forum.

Mattson Plummer’s latest series focuses on engaging his Dallas and Austin audiences in a scavenger hunt for his works via Instagram. Plummer’s minimal, small-scale works, created in large numbers, comprise an installation of seemingly similar, yet unique, pieces of a whole.

Johnny Hawkins is a graphic designer with a focus on digital design theory that trickles its way into his paintings. Lately, he has been exploring the conflicting interests of animals and men. ARTPOCALYPSE will be his first gallery show as a featured artist.

Over The Line

 

Kettle Art Gallery proudly presents ‘Over the Line’, an exhibition featuring new works by Dan Colcer, Clint Scism, Larry Carey, and Raymond Butler.

This exhibit examines the diverse, yet unifying, use of line in each of the four artists’ works. From Colcers’ implementation of numerous characters within a larger image, to Scism’s multi-layered, three-dimensional works on glass, to Carey’s 1960s influenced, mandala-esque pieces, to Butler’s re-appropriation of international currency etchings, each artist interprets the simplicity of line with a unique vision.

‘Over the Line’ opens Thursday, July, 10th, 7:00 – 10:00pm and runs through Saturday, August 2nd.

Brek Shea

 

Texas-born soccer star and local artist Brek Shea will host an art exhibit benefiting Cancer Support Community North Texas on Thursday, July 3, 6-10pm, at Kettle Art Gallery, 2650-B Main Street in Deep Ellum.

A two-time Major League Soccer All-Star and 2011 MLS MVP Finalist, Brek Shea currently plays for English team Stoke City Football Club While soccer is a big passion of his, Brek has also ventured into the art scene over the last four years, creating large abstract acrylic pieces on canvas and wood. In 2011, he launched Left Foot Studio and began donating works to charity.

This exhibit will showcase a number of Shea’s new art pieces through his Left Foot Studio and is open to the public.

Special appearance by Kidd Kraddick in the Morning radio personality big al mack.

Admission is $10 at the door.

Please visit www.leftfootstudio.com

 for additional information.

Brek Shea for Left Foot Studio

Benefiting the Cancer Support Community of North Texas

When: Thursday, July 3rd, 6-10pm

Where: Kettle Art Gallery, 2650-B Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226

Dogs And Dogs

 

 

The dog days of summer are almost here, and we’re celebrating by giving the dogs the run of the gallery!

This Saturday, June 28, 2-6pm, Kettle Art invites you to enjoy a dog day afternoon dedicated to our furry BFFs. Admission is free and open to the public.

Join us as we roll out the red carpet with a complimentary Pooch Photo Booth, treats provided by Deep Ellum’s premiere pet supplier The Upper Paw, world-famous Chicago Dogs from our soon-to-be-neighbors Wild About Harry’s, and Pet Portraiture commissions by artist Darlene Schaper.

Free treat-packed backpacks for the first 75 pups, courtesy of The Upper Paw.

Be sure to check out the beautiful art in our current exhibit “Departing the Kingdom of Sensibility” featuring sculptor Darlene Schaper, photographer Zoie Vandal, and painter Jodi VonRotten, on view through June 28.https://www.facebook.com/events/1484753545094600/?fref=ts

The Upper Paw is an upscale pet supply store for all your best friends’ needs. We provide everything your dog or cat needs for a happy healthy life, from the best all natural foods and treats to functional yet good looking outerwear to leashes and collars to bedding, bowls and crates that your best friend will love you for. Look for us at 2809 Commerce Street, Deep Ellum, Texas! Cool water is always available for your dog. And you too! www.upperpawforpets.com

 www.facebook.com/TheUpperPaw

Wild About Harry’s: Help us welcome Harry’s to the Deep Ellum neighborhood, with an estimated opening date in late summer 2014.
Since 1996, Harry has been inviting Dallas families to be a part of his own family tradition of frozen custard and hot dogs. His store on Knox Street is a gathering place for all generations to enjoy good food and fun. While serving up his mother’s recipe of creamy frozen custard in many flavors made daily, award-winning hot dogs, and a friendly atmosphere, Harry’s has become the place to eat and relax for many North Texans. wildaboutharrys.com www.facebook.com/wildaboutharrys

Departing The Kingdom Of Sensibility

 

Kettle Art proudly presents “Departing the Kingdom of Sensibility” featuring works by sculptor Darlene Schaper, photographer Zoie Vandal, and painter Jodi VonRotten.

On view in this exhibit, three disparate mediums converge in an eclectic exploration of surrealism and the female artistic perspective.

Darlene Schaper is a Native Oregonian living in Dallas, Texas and a graduate of the Pacific NW College of Art. The artist’s work combines decorative elements and embellishes objects into 3-D sculptural worlds of wonder. Using vintage fur, lace, discarded toys, and much more, she reinvents obscure antiques and oddities into precious animals, sculptures, shrines and reliquaries. http://darleneschaper.wix.com/pet-art

Zoie Vandal is a multifaceted artist whose work encompasses a range of genres, including photography, music, dance, modeling, production, SFX, and set work. The artist’s stylized photographic images have recently been featured in Vogue and Dark Beauty magazines. http://www.ashotnthedark.com/

Jodi VonRotten is a visual artist and university professor concerned with the exploration of identity and the individual through the examination of boundaries and relationships, materials and process, and anatomy vs. the figure. The artist brings to life narrations that create a bridge between reality and the unseen reality. http://www.liesandprophecies.com/

Tunnelvisions

The Deep Ellum Community Association is proud to announce the “TunnelVisions 2014″ mural unveiling, awards presentation, and live auction on May 17, 6pm – 10pm, at 2625 Main Street in Deep Ellum, TX.

Throughout the weekend of the Deep Ellum Arts Festival in April 2014, mural artists from across the city were assigned 4-hour time slots to paint 4′ x 8′ panels, to be attached to a 12′ wide, 8′ tall, 32′ deep, pop-up, walk-through TUNNEL, invoking the old Good Latimer TunnelVisions project.

See the artists in action in this video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4lg0cq1jsbuscp1/TunnelVisions_2014.mp4

The celebration will include the fully assembled TUNNEL unveiling at 6pm, with judging from 6pm – 8pm. An awards ceremony and a live auction of all pieces will immediately follow.

50% of auction proceeds goes into future Deep Ellum murals, and 50% goes to the ARTIST!

Prizes to be awarded include: 1st place $1500; 2nd place $750; 3rd place $250; and aPeople’s Choice Award (which includes a free night at the Omni Hotel).

This exciting project also serves as the launch of the upcoming MADE (Mural Art Deep Ellum) Iinitiative sponsored the the Deep Ellum Community Association, with major announcements coming soon.

WHAT: “TUNNELVISIONS 2014″ Mural Unveiling/Awards Presentation/Live Auction

WHERE: 2625 Main Street, Deep Ellum, TX

WHEN: May 17: 6-10pm. Judging: 6-8pm. Awards Presentation and Live Auction: 8pm

PRICE: $10.00 suggested donation,
To really do this project right, we need to raise money for bigger / better murals in the future…
(All artists plus 1 guest free)

 

Tunnelvisions

In preparation for the unveiling of the massive Deep Ellum Community Association’s ‘TunnelVisions 2014′ on May 17, Kettle Art is proud to present an exhibition featuring smaller works by the artists associated with this groundbreaking project, opening on Thursday, May 15, 7-10pm.

For more details on the “TunnelVisions 2014″ mural unveiling, awards presentation, and live auction on May 17, please visit -https://www.facebook.com/TunnelVisionsDeepEllum?ref=hl

Featured artists include:

Ixchel Aguilar

Jesse Alarcon

Brad Albright

Todd Bot

Clearly

Dan Colcer

Justin Clumpner

Isaac Davies

Jashua Davies

Jerod Davies

Hatziel Flores

Sour Grapes

Nick C. Kirk

Jason MacGregor

Roxanne Mather

Cathey Miller

Mike Moffatt

Judith Lea Perkins

Alfredo Pina

David Rodriguez

Patricia Rodriguez

Richard Ross

Clint Scism

Jeff Sheely

Joe Skilz

Tony Slowmo

Jeff Thornton

Arturo Torres

Shahla Yma

Patterns of Passion

Kettle Art proudly presents “Patterns of Passion”, a three-woman exhibit exploring the rhythms, colors, and textures of emotion, featuring new works by Dallas-based artists Corey Godfrey, Aralyn McGregor, and Judith Lea Perkins. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 17, 7-10 p.m. The exhibit runs through Saturday, May 10.

Corey Godfrey earned her BFA at the University of North Texas in 2008, but has been creating art since she was old enough to teach her siblings how to color on the walls. She is inspired by the soft nature of female sensuality and accentuates that into her compositions by using craft materials, which are deeply rooted in female history. In her current series, she is emphasizing the beauty of patterns and allowing the yarn to take fluid turns and to control when to begin and when to end, much like the impressions found in her dreams.
Click here for a short interview with Corey -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRmWphx3ZN4

Aralyn McGregor graduated from the University of North Texas with a BFA in studio art. She taught high school art, volunteered with Dallas Arts organizations including Art Conspiracy and La Reunion’s Art Chicas Program, as well as co-curating charity art shows. In addition to regularly exhibiting her art, she also works for the Nasher Sculpture Center. Her latest body of work explores figurative abstraction.
Click here for a short interview with Aralyn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVfJBoUucxA

Judith Lea Perkins is a professional artist, painter, and printmaker. She earned her Associates Degree of Applied Art in Visual Communication from the Art Institute of Dallas, and has worked in the creative arts field as a scenic artist, muralist, and freelance artist since 1993. Judith is one of the founding members of Kettle Art. She participates regularly with the gallery and has several murals in the Deep Ellum area.
Click here for a short interview with Judith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvoxTRFR1vE

An Afternoon With The Arts

 

Join the LSWO Young Professionals Circle members at their next event!

What: Lone Star Wind Orchestra Young Professionals Circle “Afternoon with the Arts”

When: Saturday, March 22, 2014, 4-7:00PM

Where: Kettle Art Gallery – 2650-B Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226

Cost: Free Event! ‘Silver Linings’ a group exhibition will be on the walls, plus there will be live music’ and you can meet many diversified artists!

Because we’ve never hosted an event like this before please RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1G0gXPIk38UUdHWiuWiv3MHeUcZvhXE5y1bwZKAmfA0M/viewform

Thank You!

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