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Texas native sculptor, long-time Dallas resident, and prodigal son George Fowler has returned from New York City after matriculating at the New York Academy of Art. His first curatorial endeavor since returning is Kettle Art’s “Fractal Logic 2.” The event features 25 local Texas artists including painters, photographers, and sculptors.
Each artist will create a large mural comprised of at least one dozen smaller canvases, boards, etc. hung edge-to-edge, that when viewed from afar, form one cohesive piece. Each of these individual pieces, numbering over 1,000 works in all, will stand alone as solo pieces. Most are available at under $500.
Participating artists include: Ray Albarez, Brad Albright, Cabe Booth, Chetley Cade, Dan Colcer, Tom Currie, IZK, Daniel Driensky, Hatziel Flores, George Fowler, Jenna Fredde, Kevin Gilmore, Joe Hardy, Scott Horn, Robert Irby, Nick Glenn, Theresa Mangum, Dusty Morre, Jennifer Portz, Erin & Steve Reeves, Richard Ross, Ross von Rosenberg, Tyson Summers, and Minji Watrous.
“For the Love of Kettle” is perhaps the most highly anticipated event of our year. This one night only, annual fundraiser keeps Kettle Art Gallery operating in the black, allowing us 51 weeks a year of eclectic, North Texas based, cultural programming. Over one hundred and twenty, 9 x 12 works will be available for just $50.00 each, created by artists that exhibit & support this gallery. Please get here early and grab a place in line, as the doors open at 7:00PM sharp.
For a brief rundown on how this event goes down here is a blog post / review done last year by a gentleman named Bill Chance.http://billchance.org/2014/02/09/the-weird-and-wicked-world-of-the-singing-cowboy/
In November 2014, Kettle Art was asked to preview the art work of Art Con 10 and offered the opportunity to curate a spotlight of artists who have never shown at the gallery before. This exhibit is the result of that sneak peek of talent.
Pamela & Dylan Dowdy
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On Thursday, December 4th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, Kettle Art Gallery proudly presents their tenth annual holiday gift show “Holiday Presence 10” featuring small works and unique, artisan-crafted gifts made exclusively by local artists. Works by Judith Lea Perkins, Brad Albright, Monica Moody, Johnny Hawkins, Emily Hawkins, Clint Scism, Megan Petasky, Clay Stinnett, Sarah Zamora, Michael Francis, Jody Pham, Cabe Booth, Corey Godfrey, George Wallace III, Michelle Marie, Richard Sharum, Cheryl Baker, Justin Clumpner, Jennifer Lafleur, Brian Crawford, Darlene Schaper, Larry Carrey, Patricia Rodriguez, Nick Glenn, and more will be featured. Most pieces will be available for under $100.00.
Kettle Art Gallery began its mission in 2005; a year that also introduced Art Conspiracy and The Lollipop Shoppe. There must have been something in the air that year as these three preeminent showcases have all evolved into forces with which to be reckoned. From the very beginning, Kettle has maintained two overall objectives: to offer local creatives a place to exhibit; and to rejuvenate the artistic roots of the Deep Ellum neighborhood. Throughout the years, Kettle has hosted over 140 exhibitions, in various media, featuring only North Texas artists. This averages out to one show every three weeks, with over $200,000.00 going directly into the pockets of local artists.
Join us during “Holiday Presence 10″ as Kettle enters their tenth year of celebrating the amazing local artists who make our art scene one of the most vibrant in the country!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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/
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 Sour Grapes: Open Studio: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/mixmaster/2013/03/the_sour_grapes_graffiti_crew.php
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.
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:
Kettle Art presents “Silver Linings”, a Black, White & all points in-between, group exhibition featuring painting, illustration, and fine art photography.
Black & White attire recommended for the opening reception.
The opening reception is Thursday, March 20th from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
This exhibition runs through April 12th.
Artists participating in this group show include (but are not limited) to the following:
Kettle Art proudly presents “Love, Death + the Desert,” featuring new works by Brad Albright, Brian Crawford, and Justin Clumpner.
The show explores the artists’ understanding of conflict, loss, and spirituality, each through his own unique perspective.
Opening reception is Thursday, February 27th, 7-10 p.m.
The exhibit runs through March 15th.
Here’s a quick synopsis of the show…
or more indepth brief video interviews of each artist’s in this exhibition.
Brad Albright – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwqlNN-VRvw
Brian Crawford – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xto_B3eINjc
Justin Clumpner – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tisxkkH7114