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In November 2015, Kettle Art was offered the opportunity to curate an exhibit to spotlight artists of Art Con 11 who caught our eye. The tricky part was selecting artists who had never before exhibited at our gallery. This exhibit is the result of that sneak peek of talent. This show runs through Saturday, January 30th.
Anne Marie Talon
and more will be announced in the near future!
Public Opening Reception: Thurs, Jan 7 | 7PM – 10PM
Fri, Jan 8 | 7PM – 10PM
Sat, Jan 9 | 4PM – 10PM
KETTLE ART GALLERY
2650 Main St. Dallas, TX
OUR GOAL: Raise $5000 to purchase two surgery tables and a wet prep table.
Ultimately, the sale of each small work will help bring new surgery tables and a wet prep table to our Spay / Neuter clinic and aid our mission to provide affordable Spay / Neuter and eliminate pet overpopulation in North Texas.
Each art work is no larger than 10 x 10 x 10 inches and will be sold at $100 to $300 each. The works include painting, photography and sculpture, exhibiting a dynamic range of interests, genres, materials and methods.
Can’t make the event? Please donate via our website. Any amount will help!
Featured artist, George Fowler, will create limited edition contour wire pet portraits on location for purchase Thursday night, January 7 from 7pm to 10pm.
Operation Kindness has also generously donated works from their last art exhibition. These works are beautiful and affordable at $15 to $40. 100% of the proceeds go to Spay Neuter Network.
In this season of joyous celebrations, Kettle Art presents Holiday Presence #11, the gallery’s annual art and gift show featuring small works and unique, artisan-crafted pieces made exclusively by local artists.
The exhibit runs through December 24. Watch for special announcements throughout the exhibit, artists collaborating on-site, updates on new items, impromptu parties, and extended hours.
Artists include Richard Ross, Judith Lea Perkins, Brad Albright, Steve & Erin Reeves, Clint Scism, Miguel Aguilar, Jennifer Gregory Portz, Micah Rabalais, Justin Clumpner, Frank and Amber Campagna, Nick Glenn and more, with most pieces $100.00 and under. In light of the holiday gift-buying season, all pieces are cash (or charge!) and carry.
Join us as we continue our mission of presenting the amazing local artists who make our art scene one of the most vibrant in the country!
The Instigators: Celebrating 10 Years of Kettle Art
Please join us on Thursday, November 5th, 7:00 – 10:00pm for the opening reception and celebration of our support of local culture over the past ten years.
Call them what you will: rabble rousers, provocateurs, radicals, or champions. The art world has always needed them, and Dallas is no exception. In November of 2005, a small group of unrepresented artists joined forces to open Kettle’s doors, while simultaneously launching careers that have helped to illuminate the rich and vast array of talent our city has to offer. Co-founder Kirk Hopper served as art consultant and financial adviser before establishing Kirk Hopper Fine Art in 2008, also located in DeepEllum.
Conceived by artist and muralist Frank Campagna as a two-pronged concept, the gallery’s mission was to 1) offer opportunities for regional artists and patrons alike to experience art in a casual and supportive atmosphere, and 2) return the Deep Ellum neighborhood back to its artistic roots.
With this goal in mind, Kettle has proudly collaborated with organizations and arts groups across the North Texas region such as the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, American Society of Media Photographers Dallas, Art Conspiracy, Art Hash, ArtPlace America, Cykochik, D Magazine’s Big D Reads, Dallas Art Dealers Association, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas Observer, Dallas Video Festival, Deep Ellum Arts Festival, Deep Ellum Community Association, Deep Ellum Wine Walk, END Design, Folksie/Make Shop & Studio, Instant Film Society, Lollipop Shoppe, Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Naked Girls Reading, Observe Dallas, Shag Carpet, The Sixth Floor Museum, The Urban Fabric, TunnelVisions, Wordspace Dallas, and the 45 Suicide Prevention Fund, as well as hosting performances by numerous musical acts, including the Deathray Davies, Telegraph Canyon, Unconscious Collective, Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Yells at Eels, and many more.
The Instigators are:
Mark S. Nelson
Judith Lea Perkins
Through the years, other great talents have also joined the Kettle ranks. These artists include:
Steve & Erin Reeves
Jodi Von Rotten
Every now and then a show comes along that is incredible enough to warrant a closing party. Prism is one of those shows. Featuring nearly 400 works of art and hung as a massive visual spectrum, this show is a must see for anyone who loves any and every color.
In honor of Halloween, Deep Ellums favorite holiday, we will also be hosting a party for those who like to get dressed up and / or give their costume for the weekend a trial run. Prizes will be given for those who out stun the others in several categories.
B.Y.O.B. Art History back by popular demand, featuring arts educator and artist, Justin Clumpner. Please join us as Justin takes us on a journey through the entirety of visual art; from ancient cave paintings through the present in less than one hour. It’ll be like an entire college semester; up, over & out! This lecture is humorous, enlightening and a spectacle to behold.
This ‘speed reading presentation’ will be followed by the screening of several short films by surrealist masters to compliment our current exhibit ‘Keeping it Real’. Showing will be Salvador Dali’s 1929 masterpiece ‘Un Chien Andalou’ and Marcel Duchamp’s 1924 short ‘Witches Cradle’.and his1926 experimental ‘Anemic Cinema’ .
This event is free and open.to the public.
Deep Ellum Wine Walk
This month’s Hot Edition glass is perfect for sipping cool, refreshing wine on a Summer 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
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.
Friday, September 4th, 7:00pm
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.
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…