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“Grit” celebrates the spirit of Charles Portis’ beloved novel in a group exhibit by North Texas artists featuring diverse works on the theme. This show is in conjunction with the Big-D Reads campaign throughout the month of April in Dallas, Texas.
Artists include: Clay Stinnett, Jeff Skele, Todd Bot, Justin Clumpner, Hilda LaFleur, Jennifer Lafleur, Lisa Lindholm, Christian Millet, Brad Albright, George Fowler, Minji Watrous, Tom Currie, Paul Pena, Brian Crawford, Steve & Erin Reeves, Nina Harp and Frank Campagna
Big D Reads is a community service project designed to immerse Dallas in a shared reading experience, with a specific focus on ninth-grade Dallas ISD students. The program is under way now and will culminate with a citywide initiative throughout the entire month of April.
Big D Reads will conduct dozens of special events centered on one book, including an opening event, a closing event, poetry slams, educational events/speakers, DISD enrichment programs, movie screenings, a festival at Klyde Warren Park, and as many other community interactions as budget allows. At the same time, 17,000 books will be distributed to DISD ninth-graders, as well as to DART riders, visitors in hospital waiting rooms, and all branches of the Dallas Public Library.
Due to the icy, slick conditions created around Dallas/Fort Worth late last week, Kettle Art Gallery felt it necessary to postpone the official opening of Holiday Presence IX.
The staff felt that it was better for everyone to arrive safely to celebrate the holiday, than risk the potential of accident & injury trying to make it out for the show.
The wait will be worth it as your favorite local artists will be on hand Thursday night to welcome one-and-all & officially kick-off Holiday Presence IX. So, join us Thursday night for what promises to be a jolly fun time for all!
Till then, stay safe and warm!
Kettle Art presents our Ninth Annual Holiday Presence exhibition, featuring affordable, unique, one of a kind gifts by local artists you know and love. Everything under $200.00 / most under $100.00. Artists include but are not limited to; Brian Crawford, Cabe Booth, Catrina Oittnen, George Wallace III, Guy Reynolds, Cheryl Baker, Mike Moffatt, Mandy Paquette, Justin Clumpner, Jodi Von Rotten, Mattson Plummer, Roxanne Mather, Brad Albright, Corey Godfrey, Raymond Butler, Jennifer Gregory Portz, Nick Glenn, Miguel Aguilar, Danny Rose and many more.
Thank you all!
Featured artists for Phoenix include:
As with any new venture, there are start-up costs. Kettle Art Gallery is no exception.
The new space at 2650-B Main Street is about three times bigger than the old Kettle location, but it needs a lot of work to make sure it is ready when we open to the public on September 19th.
During the next seven weeks, we will be hard at work, preparing the gallery while preserving the historic architecture and features of the building.
Line items we need to raise funds for:
- Lumber, hardware, sheetrock, tape and bedding, texture for new art walls
- paint for existing walls and new art walls
- electrical wiring upgrades
- lighting upgrades
- audio installation
- exterior signage
In order to meet this need, Kettle Art Gallery is asking for a little neighborly help to raise the funds necessary to make the new Kettle a beautiful place for people to see local art.
A CrowdTilt campaign has been started to help raise those funds:
Please think about opening up your wallet to support “the little gallery that could”.
Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to seeing you at the opening of “Phoenix” on September 19th at the new space at 2650-B Main Street in Deep Ellum.
Back in May of this year it was announced that Kettle Art Gallery at 2714 Elm Street in Deep Ellum would be closing its doors.
Of course, ever the showman, Frank Campagna made the following statement as if he already knew the future:
“This can be seen as the end of an era but may also be viewed as a new beginning. News of our relocation will come once the dust has settled. Please rest assured this is a giant step forward. Look for our return on September 19th.”
It appears as if the “Phoenix” will rise on September 19th. A giant step forward, indeed.
Kettle Art Gallery has found it’s new home in Deep Ellum only a block over from the “Classic Kettle” location. The space, located at 2650-B Main Street, is about three times bigger than the old space. This will allow Kettle Art Gallery to use it’s space in more ways to benefit the surrounding community.
Please join us on September 19th at the new Kettle Art Gallery location to witness a Phoenix rising from the ashes.
More news related to the re-launching of Kettle Art Gallery …
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!