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DALLAS, TX, June 8, 2012 — Dallas/Fort Worth has become a hotbed for original art but there are fresh faces still hidden in the background or haven’t found their first chance to break onto the scene.

Husband and wife team Dan and Cathryn Colcer are two seasoned artists that intend to change that with their upcoming group show “Counter Culture” at Deep Ellum’s legendary Kettle Art Gallery in Dallas. The show opens at 7 p.m. June 14 and runs until June 23. The duo hopes that the relaxed atmosphere and open theme will draw a new crowd to the gallery.

“We just want to showcase people we thought deserved to be out there,” Cathryn said. “Sure there are lots more, but here’s where it starts — putting a few people together in a room and see what happens.”

The show will highlight personal works from eight artists — including a Romanian photographer — covering everything from book carving to quirky cartoon style art as well as paintings from the Colcers. Featured artists include: Ryan Thies, Richard Patterson, Anne Cubbage, Vladimir Bodeanu and Justin Teran.

“Counter Culture” coincides with East Dallas Gallery Day in Deep Ellum and Expo Park in Dallas. Kettle Art is a participant and will be open during the event, which is a unified effort by eight established galleries located in the two art-driven neighborhoods. For more information on Gallery Day, visit

“We are trying to make a good mix of artists and techniques,” Dan said. “This is an experiment based on our will to diversify the art environment and present something new to the public.”


About Dan and Cathryn Colcer:
The Colcers are an art partnership in both personal and professional aspects. Dan Colcer is from the University of Arts in Cluj, Romania and Cathryn is from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a married couple, the two of them own Colcerex Trading Co., a cyclical concept of accessible art and artist publicity. The company also serves as a way to engage art patrons with useful, affordable and locally-driven art products.

About Kettle Art Gallery:
Kettle Art, located at 2714 Elm St. in Dallas, TX, is a not-for-profit gallery space located in the heart of Deep Ellum. Following in the spirit of this creative, unique neighborhood, the gallery is committed to providing a venue for local and emerging artists to show their work. The Kettle is run by artists, for artists, on a purely volunteer basis. Visit for more information.

asmp 2012
The student members of ASMP Dallas were invited to submit their best photographs to be exhibited at an art gallery in Dallas, Texas, at Kettle Art.

Our student member’s submissions were impressive and competition was tough. The judges and organizers admire and appreciat…e each student’s effort and talents that went into creating their work and their desire to share that with the public.

The final selected photographs will be on exhibit at Kettle Art, May 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. and everyone is invited to the opening reception.

Please join us in celebrating these talented, young photographers and their work. Light refreshments provided.

A quick video preview of what to expect at Kettle Art as Tim Kerr & friends grace our walls with their greatness …

For The Love Of Kettle 2012 – Opening Night. Nuff Said!

Photos courtesy of George Wallace III.

For The Love Of Kettle 2012
For Immediate Release
Kettle Art nurtures up and coming artists in the North Texas area. The original idea was to be ‘inclusive as opposed to exclusive’ offering local talent a quality setting to exhibit their works. This concept has proven successful for over seven years now. We’ve hosted well over 250 exhibits and the number of artists who have graced our walls is well into the thousands. Visual Art groups such as Sour Grapes, ArtHash and Photopolis have unified their efforts at Kettle. Regional ‘Art Stars’ who have shown not only their work but steady love & support for this gallery include Cathey Miller, Sergio Garcia, Lisa Lindholm, Richard Ross, Erica Felicella, Tyson Summers, Judith Lea Perkins, Mark S. Nelson, George Fowler, Dan Colcer and Cabe Booth. These are just few names you may recognize as ‘the Little Gallery that Could’ continues it’s quest in breaking new talent in our fair city.

This effort does however come with a price. In taking on this artistic endeavor of keeping the doors open, our artists always get paid their fair share first, followed by essentials such as rent, electric and sales tax. Despite all staff personnel being voluntary, on the average one out of three exhibits make a profit. Which brings us to the Love of Kettle. This annual event is the one and only fundraiser we do to keep us in the black. All works are created on equally sized 9 x 12 inch boards, by those who care enough to keep this gallery / concept afloat. All works are also equally priced at just $50.00 apiece. These are all sold on a first come first serve basis, which creates quite a buying frenzy, not usually seen at an art gallery.

For the Love of Kettle happens annually on the Saturday prior to Valentines Day, this year on February 11th, 2012 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Expect to have the opportunity to own a piece not only by the aforementioned artists but also greats such as Clint Scism, Corey Godfrey, Robb Conover, Cheryl Baker, Brian Crawford, Cathryn Colcer, Brad Albright, Amber Campagna, Ryan Thies, Hatziel Flores, Dylan Hollingsworth, Michelle McLaughlin, George Wallace III, Frank Lopez and many, many more.

Thank you for your continued support and be sure to get there early,

Frank Campagna

Please note: For the Love of Kettle 7:00 – 10:00 (Kettle Art Gallery – Deep Ellum)
followed by
Art Love Magic’s Underground 8:00 – 12:00 (Southside on Lamar)