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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.

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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

TICKETS $10

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
September 17th

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

Summer Salon

Kettle Art Gallery presents Summer Salon.

As opposed to hosting traditional ‘art exhibits’ throughout the Summer months, Kettle Art Gallery is trying something a bit different this time around. Kettle will be hosting one massive, ever changing show that is spiced up weekly with various unique events, such as concerts, drawing classes, spoken word nights, film nights, wine walks etc. This exhibit opens Saturday, 6 / 20 and runs through ?

Artists include but are not limited to: Richard Ross, Johnny Hawkins, Emily Hawkins, Nick Glenn, Justin Clumpner, Jennifer Lafleur, Miguel Aguilar, Brian Crawford, George Fowler, Judith Lea Perkins, Tom Currie, Minji Waltrous, Clay Stinnett, George Wallace III, Micah Rabalais, John Irizarry, Jeff Skele, Larry Carey, Hilda LaFleur, Brad Albright, Frank Campagna and more..

In Bloom

April showers bring May flowers.
That is what they say.
“In Bloom” blossoms for three fun weeks
Opening this Friday, May 22nd at 7:00pm.

Join us for a first look at our walls “In Bloom” at the opening reception this Friday, May 22, 7-10pm.

Artists include Brad Albright, Miguel Aguliar, Todd Bot, Tom Curry, George Fowler, Steven Hamilton, Emily Hawkins, Johnny Hawkins, John Irizarry, Hilda LaFleur, Jennifer Lafleur, Theresa Mangum, Michelle Marie, Salvatore Pacilio, Steve Reeves, Erin Reeves, Jeff Skele, Clint Scism, and Minji Watrous.

Myth America

Kettle Art proudly presents ‘Myth America’, a four man show featuring new works by Clint Scism, Justin Clumpner, Johnny Hawkins and special guest Mark S. Nelson. This show explores mythology & legend as interpreted by four American artists, with diverse livelihoods ranging from programmer to teacher, from graphic designer to visual artist.

Open reception: Thursday, April 23, 7:00 – 10:00PM.

Runs through: Saturday May 9.

Admission is free and is open to the public.

Grit

“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.

Fractal Logic 2

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 2015

 

“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/

ArtCon Select

 

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.
Confirmed are:
Gary Buckner
Alfie Coy
Pamela & Dylan Dowdy
Steve Hamilton
Nina Harp
Alison Jardine
Austin McKinney
Richard Rukus
Betty Southerland
Rachel Spire
and Kelly Sulak

Holiday Presence 10

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!

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