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“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
and Kelly Sulak
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!
Kettle Art presents “Deep: Expressions of the Feminine Aura”, opening on November 6, 7:00-10:00pm. This exhibit runs through Saturday, November 22.
“Deep” brings together five female artists with diverse commentaries on the feminine gender, portrayed through a collectively vibrant palette of color and imagery.
Roxanne Mather: “I am a purist when it comes to paint, capturing light with my paint brush and earthy tools. In the fantasy world I create I consider myself a primitive creature from the future and that fantasy is what my body of work encompasses. Greeting earthlings, the Primal Alien has been grounded.”
Corey Godfrey earned a BFA at the University of North Texas in 2008, but has been creating art since she was old enough to teach her siblings how to color on the walls. She is inspired by the soft nature of female sensuality, and accentuates that into her compositions by using craft materials, which are deeply rooted in female history.
Megan Petasky is a 23 year old artist raised in Texas with an immense interest in horror films. Her artwork is a harmony of spindly, macabre, seemingly tormented freaks. After graduating from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, she returned to Dallas where she works as a Visual Development Artist for an animation studio.
Emily Hawkins studied fine arts at the University of North Texas and University of Wisconsin. She has been a professional graphic designer since 2006. “Deep” will be her first gallery show as a featured artist.
Harmony Witte’s watercolors utilize vibrant color and strong themes to present glimpses of an alternate reality. Inspired by environment, pop culture, hallucinations, delusions, and daydreams, this other universe is created in moments of hypomania.
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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 email@example.com, 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 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.
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.
Texas-born soccer star and local artist Brek Shea will host an art exhibit benefiting Cancer Support Community North Texas on Thursday, July 3, 6-10pm, at Kettle Art Gallery, 2650-B Main Street in Deep Ellum.
A two-time Major League Soccer All-Star and 2011 MLS MVP Finalist, Brek Shea currently plays for English team Stoke City Football Club While soccer is a big passion of his, Brek has also ventured into the art scene over the last four years, creating large abstract acrylic pieces on canvas and wood. In 2011, he launched Left Foot Studio and began donating works to charity.
This exhibit will showcase a number of Shea’s new art pieces through his Left Foot Studio and is open to the public.
Admission is $10 at the door.
Please visit www.leftfootstudio.com
for additional information.
Brek Shea for Left Foot Studio
Benefiting the Cancer Support Community of North Texas
When: Thursday, July 3rd, 6-10pm
Where: Kettle Art Gallery, 2650-B Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226
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/