As Kettle’s Summer Salon comes to an end, Kettle comes out in full force during the month of September with plenty to do & see!
ASMP Masters Of Light
September 3rd -5th
Kettle Art Gallery joins forces with the Dallas chapter of American Society of Media Photographers in hosting a one weekend only, exhibition of photography professors in North Texas. This show is curated by Jason Janik.
Participating A.S.M.P. photographers include:
Twyla Bloxham, Roy Cirigliana, David Danforth, Richard Doherty, Bryan Paul Florentin, Susan Kae Grant, Elizabeth Grimes, Debora Hunter, Danny Hurley, Kate Jenkins, Dick Lane, Gary McCoy, R Leighton McWilliams, Kenda North, Peter Poulides, Daniel Rodrigue, Chad D. Smith, Luther Smith, Marylin Waligore and more…
Art Con(cert) featuring Salim Nourallah & Paul Slavens
Friday, September 4th
Salim Nourallah & Paul Slavens will play the fifth event in Art Conspiracy’s series Art Con(cert) series, which features local musicians performing in unique and intimate living room style spaces.
Salim & Paul have a long history working in the music business together and entertaining local audiences with their ingenuity. They’ll demonstrate their cleverness on this evening by performing a song swap that is sure to be one heck of a good time.
Doors at 7pm // Show at 8pm
Location: Kettle Art Gallery in Deep Ellum
Street Parking and surface level lots are available throughout Deep Ellum. Download the Pay By Phone app for metered parking.
About Salim Nourallah
If a Beatle was left in the desert at age 3 and raised in El Paso, Texas, you’d have Salim Nourallah. Salim is a North Texas music scene fixture. After gaining initial acclaim with the Denton-based Nourallah Brothers he’s gone on to release a half dozen solo albums and produce a fine list of many others (including the Old 97s, Rhett Miller, Deathray Davies & the Damnwells). His solo debut Polaroid (2004) was met with reviews like this one:“discovering a singer-songwriter who can stop time is rare, but Salim Nourallah is such a find…” (Rolling Stone). Beautiful Noise followed in 2006 to more critical acclaim and Salim swept the Dallas Observer music awards with Best Album/Best Song and Best Producer. Salim went on to win 7 consecutive Observer Awards for Best Producer. His 5th solo cd, Hit Parade, was released in April 2012 by the German indie label, Tapete Records. Hit Parade garnered more favorable press like “Coupling catchy rock with mature but not old lyrics, Nourallah has assembled the best album of his career…” Salim’s most recent full-length record, Skeleton Closet, is slated for release later this year.
About Paul Slavens
Paul Slavens is well known in the North Texas area for his work as a multi-instrumentalist with bands like Ten Hands, the Baptist Generals and The Travoltas. He also frequently performs an Improvisational Musical Comedy show and won the 2011 Dallas Observer Music Award for Best Jazz Act, and the 2013 and 2014 Award for best Keyboardist. Paul is also well known for his radio program “The Paul Slavens Show” on KXT. He began doing his show on KERA in 2004 and the program has received awards from the Dallas Observer in 2008, 2009 and 2010 and has been nominated every year since 2005 for Dallas Observer Music Awards. As a composer his works have been performed at Museums in Dallas and Fort Worth, The McKinney Ave. Contemporary, and The Wylee Theater and the Grapevine Palace Theater.
About Art Conspiracy
Art Conspiracy is a nonprofit community that conspires to bring artists and musicians together, raise funds, and activate awareness for regional creative programs and causes. Since 2005, ArtCon has raised more than $275,000 for beneficiaries across the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Consider becoming a Donor today to help us grow our mission. Visit ArtConspiracy.org for more information.
Keeping It Real
September 10th – October 3rd
Kettle Art presents “Keeping It Real”, a mind-bending exploration of surrealism featuring works by four North Texas visual artists. The exhibit curated by Duke Horn opens on Thursday, September 10, at 7:00pm, and runs through Saturday, October 3rd.
From the emergence of Surrealism in the 1920s comes Duke Horn’s Magical Realism, the artist’s works over the past decade that examine a personal narrative inspired by fairground art and the midway of yesteryear.
Emily Broussard’s works intimate a conversation with one’s body, as represented in emotional overtones of poignant encounters with the outside world, revealing the innards of the human spirit.
Anya Bosworth’s playful creativity emerges as fantastical creatures in a parallel universe, expressing both the light and the dark of imaginative human counterparts from that 3-D world.
John Clapp envisions reality in a way only M.C. Escher could conceive. The artist’s hyper-realism is a trompe l’oeil smorgasbord of miniature worlds begging to be examined under a magnifying glass.
Deep Ellum Wine Walk
This month’s glass is perfect for sipping cool, refreshing wine on a fine September night with friends.
Pick yours up for $10, along with a passport, at the check-in table located outside Kettle Art, 2650-B Main, and embark on your Sip & Shop tour while enjoying wine samplings at each participating venue. Have your passport stamped at five or more destinations, and enter for a chance to win gift certificates at the drawing held at the check-in table immediately following the event.
Wine Walk venues in the past have included:
The Akola Project, 2646 Main, #110
B4, 2707 Main
Blade Craft Barber Academy, 2719 Main
Dallas School Of Burlesque/ Dallas School of Drag, 2924 Main
Elluments, LLC 2642 Elm
Epocha, 2540 Elm
Get Reel Goods & Pop Ups, 2614 Elm
Kettle Art, 2650-B Main
Legacy Music Group, 2815-A Main
Life In Deep Ellum, 2803 Taylor
Life Of Riley, 2646 Main, #120
Local Hub Bicycle Company., 2633 Main
Lula B’s Antique Mall, 2639 Main
Mid2Mod, 2932 Main, #104
The Mozzarella Company, 2944 Elm
Petit Atelier, LLC & Tissu, 2952 Commerce
Red Light, 2911 Main
The Upper Paw, 2809 Commerce
Vineyard Art Gallery, 2538 Elm