For Immediate Release / Dateline: September 13, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011, Frank & Amber Campagna present ‘Campagna 2 – the Show must Go On…’ an exhibition of new & recent, never seen before works by both the Father and Daughter working individually as independent artists. This show will take place at Kettle Art, 2714 Elm St. Deep Ellum TX. 75226. This show runs through Saturday, October 15, 2011.
Kettle Art hours are… 7:00 – 10:00 PM Thursday – Saturday.
Frank Campagna is well known throughout the region for many reasons. When his name is mentioned, depending on the circle, he can easily be referenced to as the guy who owned the earliest of Deep Ellum punk clubs, Studio D, or the guy that over saw the Good Latimer Tunnel art executions. Some may remember him as the artist that painted over1000 murals on the side of Gypsy Tea Room or the owner of Kettle Art Gallery. Frank has participated in several film documentaries on Street Art including April Kinser’s ‘Dismantling the Bomb’ – 2006, Mark Birmbaugh & Manny Mendoza’s ‘Dig Deep’ – 2008, Hard Sun Productions ‘Deep Ellum Mural Project’ – 2009 and the North Texas Super Bowl Committee’s ‘Slant 45’[ – 2010. More recently he is referenced to as Frankie and Amber’s dad. Sadly, Frankie made the worst decision of his life on January 1st this year, leaving Frank and Amber to refocus as two that are still part of the living.
Amber Campagna, was a founding member of Kettle Art at the age of 16, while attending Booker T. Washington High School of the Visual & Performing Arts. At that time she was the youngest of the original Kettle Crew. Amber had already taken part in early Deep Ellum area art projects directed by her father including 1994’s Walk on Walls, 1999’s Tunnelvisions, 2007’s Recover Muralist Competition, 2009’s Good Latimer Muralist Project and 2010‘s Pillar Art Project. All inclusive, the artist was always the youngest participant but not necessarily the least qualified, having grown up in & around the scene. Documentary wise Amber has been featured in films such as ‘Recover’ – 2007, the ‘Deep Ellum Mural Project’ – 2009 and working with 5th graders in ‘Slant 45’ – 2010. Despite taking part in many shows all over town, this will be the first exhibition focused on Amber’s talent.