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The Instigators

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.

Mark Shane Nelson

Mark Shane Nelson

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:

Sergio Garcia
Cathey Miller
Mark S. Nelson
Judith Lea Perkins
Richard Ross
Erica Felicella
Cabe Booth
Amber Campagna
Frank Campagna

Through the years, other great talents have also joined the Kettle ranks. These artists include:

Clint Scism
Corey Godfrey
George Fowler
George Wallace
Justin Clumpner
Steve & Erin Reeves
Jodi Von Rotten
Johnny Hawkins
Hilda LaFleur
Miguel Aguilar
and more.

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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.

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!

Artpocalypse

 

Kettle Art proudly presents ‘Artpocalypse’ a four man show featuring works by Richard Ross, Clay Stinnett, Mattson Plummer, and Johnny Hawkins, opening Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00 – 10:00PM.

From Ross’s whimsical, mythology-based social commentary, to Plummer’s graffiti-inspired street art characters, to Stinnett’s humorous pop imagery with a Texas twist, to Hawkins’ depictions of man vs. animal, all four artists are linked through the use of impassioned, thought-provoking symbolism, and are delighted to cross-pollinate their diverse and devoted fan-bases in this dynamic exhibit.

Richard L. Ross formed his artistic voice during the chaos of the early Dallas punk scene. His metanarrative series “The Road to the Store” is based on the Kantian concept that beliefs derive from the question “What can I hope?”, with a symbolic cast of characters portraying the disorder and uncertainty experienced along life’s journey.

Clay Stinnett’s work explores relationships between humorous motifs, pop imagery, and iconography, representing a personal definition of beauty and truth as the synthesis of story-telling, shocking humor, and horror within a post-modern forum.

Mattson Plummer’s latest series focuses on engaging his Dallas and Austin audiences in a scavenger hunt for his works via Instagram. Plummer’s minimal, small-scale works, created in large numbers, comprise an installation of seemingly similar, yet unique, pieces of a whole.

Johnny Hawkins is a graphic designer with a focus on digital design theory that trickles its way into his paintings. Lately, he has been exploring the conflicting interests of animals and men. ARTPOCALYPSE will be his first gallery show as a featured artist.

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