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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
The dog days of summer are almost here, and we’re celebrating by giving the dogs the run of the gallery!
This Saturday, June 28, 2-6pm, Kettle Art invites you to enjoy a dog day afternoon dedicated to our furry BFFs. Admission is free and open to the public.
Join us as we roll out the red carpet with a complimentary Pooch Photo Booth, treats provided by Deep Ellum’s premiere pet supplier The Upper Paw, world-famous Chicago Dogs from our soon-to-be-neighbors Wild About Harry’s, and Pet Portraiture commissions by artist Darlene Schaper.
Free treat-packed backpacks for the first 75 pups, courtesy of The Upper Paw.
Be sure to check out the beautiful art in our current exhibit “Departing the Kingdom of Sensibility” featuring sculptor Darlene Schaper, photographer Zoie Vandal, and painter Jodi VonRotten, on view through June 28.https://www.facebook.com/events/1484753545094600/?fref=ts
The Upper Paw is an upscale pet supply store for all your best friends’ needs. We provide everything your dog or cat needs for a happy healthy life, from the best all natural foods and treats to functional yet good looking outerwear to leashes and collars to bedding, bowls and crates that your best friend will love you for. Look for us at 2809 Commerce Street, Deep Ellum, Texas! Cool water is always available for your dog. And you too! www.upperpawforpets.com
Wild About Harry’s: Help us welcome Harry’s to the Deep Ellum neighborhood, with an estimated opening date in late summer 2014.
Since 1996, Harry has been inviting Dallas families to be a part of his own family tradition of frozen custard and hot dogs. His store on Knox Street is a gathering place for all generations to enjoy good food and fun. While serving up his mother’s recipe of creamy frozen custard in many flavors made daily, award-winning hot dogs, and a friendly atmosphere, Harry’s has become the place to eat and relax for many North Texans. wildaboutharrys.com www.facebook.com/wildaboutharrys
Kettle Art proudly presents “Departing the Kingdom of Sensibility” featuring works by sculptor Darlene Schaper, photographer Zoie Vandal, and painter Jodi VonRotten.
On view in this exhibit, three disparate mediums converge in an eclectic exploration of surrealism and the female artistic perspective.
Darlene Schaper is a Native Oregonian living in Dallas, Texas and a graduate of the Pacific NW College of Art. The artist’s work combines decorative elements and embellishes objects into 3-D sculptural worlds of wonder. Using vintage fur, lace, discarded toys, and much more, she reinvents obscure antiques and oddities into precious animals, sculptures, shrines and reliquaries. http://darleneschaper.wix.com/pet-art
Zoie Vandal is a multifaceted artist whose work encompasses a range of genres, including photography, music, dance, modeling, production, SFX, and set work. The artist’s stylized photographic images have recently been featured in Vogue and Dark Beauty magazines. http://www.ashotnthedark.com/
Jodi VonRotten is a visual artist and university professor concerned with the exploration of identity and the individual through the examination of boundaries and relationships, materials and process, and anatomy vs. the figure. The artist brings to life narrations that create a bridge between reality and the unseen reality. http://www.liesandprophecies.com/
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.
Please join us for the first exhibition ‘Phoenix’ in our new location, at 2650-B Main St in Deep Ellum. As declared back in April, when time was running low at our previous home, this would be the day we re-open. Thanks to the massive amount of people who believed in both our mission and target date, this proclamation is about to become true.
Since Kettle Art opened in 2005 we’ve given countless emerging and established North Texas artists a place to express themselves and show their works without inhibiti…on or restriction. We look forward to continuing this tradition at our new home as well.
Thank you all!
Featured artists for Phoenix include:
Justin Clumpner, Sean Fitzgerald, Carlos Donjuan, Cathey Miller, Judith Lea Perkins, Richard Ross, Patricia Rodriguez, Ryan Thies, Jason Janik, Richard Sharum, Sara Lovas, Derek Rankins, Jennifer Lafleur, Michelle Marie, George Wallace III, Danny Rose, Tyson Summers, Brian Hamm, Brian A Crawford, Corey Godfrey, Mark S Nelson, Cheryl Baker, Cabe Booth, Aralyn McGregor, Amber Campagna, Frank Lopez, Tom Currie, Justin Terveen, Lisa Lindholm, Dan Colcer, Erica Felicella, Clint Scism, Terry Allen, Scott Mankoff, Guy Reynolds, Miguel Aguilar, Jodi VonRotten, Brad Albright and Frank Campagna.
Thank you all!
Featured artists for Phoenix include:
Jubilee – a gallery retro-spectacle
April 18 – May 4, 2013.
Kettle Art, in it’s present location, will be closing Saturday, May 4th, promptly at 10:00PM. Before we go, we plan one final ‘blow out’ exhibit of sorts, ‘Jubilee’ a past, present & future retrospect. This show will feature many of the talented artists we’ve been fortunate enough to have grace our walls over the past 8 ½ years. Expect to see one current piece, from each from this list of who’s who, in Dallas area …artists / photographers.
Cathey Miller*, Sergio Garcia*, Erica Felicella*, Amber Campagna*, Cabe Booth*, Judith Lea Perkins*, Richard Ross, Patricia Rodriquez, Mark S. Nelson, Havi Frost, Jason Janik, Lisa Lindholm, Clint Scism, Justin Clumpner, Jodi Von Rotten, Dan Colcer, Ange Fitzgerald, Justin Terveen, Tyson Summers, Brad Albright, Michelle McLaughlin, George Wallace III, Breonny Lee, Brian Crawford, Cathryn Colcer, Scott Mankoff, Brian Hamm, Ryan Thies, Corey Godfrey, Frank Lopez, Aralyn McGregor, Sean Fitzgerald, Samantha Mattice-Lowery, Jeremy Biggers, Duke Horn, Guy Reynolds, and founder Frank Campagna*
*Denotes Kettle Art Founding Artist
This can be seen as the end of an era but should be considered a new beginning. News of our new location will come in August in regards to our re-opening in September. Please rest assured this is a giant step forward.