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Kettle Art proudly presents “Sacred: New Works By Justin Clumpner” featuring current illustrations and paintings by the artist, as well as an exclusive, immersive installation, in the artist’s first solo exhibition at the gallery.

Clumpner’s work continues to explore the implications of America as a “Christian nation.” Working primarily in paint and collage, he depicts symbolic narratives built around portraiture. Using newspaper and advertisements as source material, Clumpner looks to our contemporary existence to find the maddening, the ironic, and the absurd. He uses this imagery to create secular icons of morality inspired by the stained glass windows and illuminated manuscripts that were ever-present in his upbringing. Using these same symbolic elements mixed with contemporary imagery, he creates something both new and familiar.

As Clumpner explains:

We have declared ourselves a Christian nation, but problematically the generosity, sacrifice, and love of our Christian saints do not align with the needs of contemporary America. We will need new saints. Saints of greed and division. Saints that tear apart man and nature, looking for every lucrative resource, and then building walls to protect that wealth. With that in mind, I have created this monument.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 16th, 5 to 8pm

Kettle Art | Deep Ellum | 2650-B Main Street | Dallas, TX 75226

On view through July 8th

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Kettle Art Proudly Presents “Summer Session: Creative Works By DFW’s Teaching Artists”

As William Butler Yeats said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” Teaching artists balance between educating and producing, constantly stoking their own creative flames while igniting a passion for art in their students. Concurrently working to enrich the lives of children, while maintaining professional practices, they both strengthen the artistic community and enhance their understanding of their individual crafts. This exhibition highlights the work of some of the finest artist educators working in primary and secondary schools in Dallas-Fort Worth. Please join us in celebrating their work and dedication to our community.

Participating artists including:

Chris Bingham

Devyn Gaudet

Dani Kent

Loughridge C. Murrell III

Katrina Rasmussen

Opening reception is Thursday,  June 8th, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.

On view through Saturday, July 8th.

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Kettle Art proudly presents MakeShift PhotoRama: Significance Imposed. This group exhibition features twelve local photographers paired with twelve local writers in a collision of words and images.

Born from a love affair between the written word and the photographic eye, this exhibition is certain to take you on a roadtrip that will invoke a strong sense of passion, persistence and the wide open spaces unique to Texas.

Photographers & Writers

Diane Durant & Christopher Stephen Soden
Don Essmiller & A. Kendra Greene
Devyn Gaudet & Andrew Koch
Justin Goode & Caitlin Pryor
Jason Lee & Sebastian Paramo
Paxton Maroney & Dan Collins
Erin Reeves & Leslie Aguilar
Steven Reeves & Courtney Marie
Guy Reynolds & Fatima-Ayan Malika Hirsi
Rachel Rushing & Robin Turner
David Simpson & Lisa Huffaker & Tim Cloward
Patti Simpson & Joe Milazzo

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Kettle Art proudly presents ‘Birds, Cats, Skulls, YEAH!’ opening Thursday March 30, 7:00 – 10:00pm.

This group exhibition features three unrelated, but popular, images that frequently make an appearance on our walls. Birds have long been associated with freedom, spirits, messengers, prophecy, and feminine energies. Cats, in many cultures, represent power, creativity in spiritual matters, and resurrection. Hence, the mythology surrounding nine lives. Skulls represent life, death, and mortality. All three of these subjects have been potrayed throughout time.

Artists include: Erin Curry, Richard Ross, Brian Crawford, Katrina Rasmussen, Nicholas Williams, Erin Reeves, Johnny Hawkins, Jennifer Lafleur, Justin Clumpner, Amber Campagna, Nick Glenn, Corey Godfrey, Clint Scism, Hilda Lafleur, Jeff Skele, George Wallace III, Amy Seymour, Bill Rogers, Jennifer Gregory Portz, Steve Rainwater, Frank Campagna and many more.

The exhibit runs through Saturday, May 6.

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140 – (truth or dare)

A new performance installation by Erica Felicella

March 23 at the Kettle Art Gallery

In a world where social media has become a daily part of our lives at what point is it now controlling our dialog completely? At one point what used to be articles has become 140 characters of thoughts and statements. Are these our truths or are they dares of things that may have happened and what lies ahead.

It has also created an automatic response to the world we live in. It was not that long ago when news had to be written, printed and then delivered to your doorstep or newsstand before we even heard about it. With time on its side to allow things to play out in a more natural pace.

That brings us to today and almost one year’s worth of a twitter feed. Following a dialog that is shaping the direct world around us. At what point are we going to be governed 140 characters at a time. Is it a “truth” or is it a “dare”? That is for you to decide as you immerse yourself into the sphere.

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Kettle Art proudly presents ‘Contextual Assembly’ a group exhibit featuring new works by Corey Godfrey, Hilda Lafleur, Roberta Masciarelli, and Amy Seymour. From Corey’s soft, yarn focus on stones, to Hilda’s psychedelic imagery, to Roberta’s recycled constructions, to Amy’s imaginative world of clay, these four artists are united in whimsical, dream-like realities. This exhibit opens on Thursday, February 23, 2017, from 7:00-10:00pm, and runs through Saturday, March 18.

Corey Godfrey is a Texas-based artist whose past works have focused primarily on women as subject matter, utilizing yarn as her medium, a material traditionally associated with them. In her current series, Corey is inspired by stones found in nature that exemplify beauty, strength, and a profound sense of femininity. Corey holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from North Texas State University.

Roberta Masciarelli is a Brazilian-born visual artist based in Dallas for the past eighteen years. Her art consists of sculptures, or constructions, created from found objects and materials, such as metal hardware. Having been a full-time artist for approximately ten years, Roberta has participated in art events within the US including Dallas, Washington DC, Santa Fe, Sedona, and New York. Internationally, she has exhibited in collective exhibits in England, Holland, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, South Africa, New Zealand, Bosnia, Japan, Italy, and India. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Mackenzie University, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

HIlda Lafleur is a self-taught, Texas-born-and-bred artist. Hilda’s unique eye for color produces upbeat paintings inspired by frequent trips throughout Europe, further influenced by a life spent in Dallas during the turbulent sixties, seventies, and beyond. Her works are created on hand made canvas and painted with a unique concoction of acrylic paint and secret ingredients.

Amy Seymour is a Dallas native who has been creating art, sculpture, and photography for approximately twenty years. Amy’s work depicts a playful and mischievous vision from a dreamy realm within her subconscious view of the world around us.

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‘For the Love of Artists’ features artists who have just shown their ‘Love of’ this gallery. This show is inspired by the many artists who donate towards various causes, while slaving away, broke as hell, struggling to earn a living. This exhibit serves as a unique ‘Thank You’ for helping Kettle Art and 100% of the proceeds of sales during this exhibit go directly to those artists!

Show these heroes some Love, opening Thursday, February 9 – Saturday February, 18, 2016

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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 fifty, 9 x 12 works will be available for just $50.00 each, created by artists that exhibit & support this gallery. There are no previews or pre-sales available to anyone, so 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 a couple of years back by blogger Bill Chance. http://billchance.org/2014/02/09/the-weird-and-wicked-world-of-the-singing-cowboy/

Participating artists in the Love of Kettle 2017 include:
Roberta Mascarelli, Jeff Skele, Erica Guajardo, Carrie Carr, Daniel Yanez, Emily Yandell, Ruben Ramirez, Katrina Rasmussen, Mandy Paquette, Suzi Migdol, Michael McPheeters, Sarah Gutierrez, Matt Rappolo, Justin Clumpner, Audrey DaLorie, Miguel Aquilar, Colin Lafleur, Raymond Butler, Judith Lea Perkins, Jenn Lefleur, Francois Shogreen, Chai Bryant, MAK, Miranda Young, Clinton Young, Annette Guzmain, Alexis Saucedo, Heather Shoulders, Richard Ross, Gabriela Elguea, Erin Curry, David B. Dewberry, Diana Almond, Alicia Vasquez, P.J. Smithey, Duke Horn, George Wallace III, Johnny Hawkins, Emily Hawkins, Tomas Alemann, Kris Swenson, Leslie Cooper, Brad Albright, Allen Hallman, Joshua Noyes, Kelly Saunders, Joseph DeLeon, Carrie Sharp, Natalie Small, Veronica Young, Lacie Pierre, Robert Garza, Silvia Chavez, Jon Martin, Brittany Hayden, Erin & Steve Reeves, Alex Alfaro, Joey Chabolla, Chris Thames, Nicholas Williams, Barbara Chasham, Cecilia Jimenez, Susan Carson, Matthew T. Rader, Holli Michener, Margo Miller, Marilyn Vicente, Jennefer Gregory Portz, Billy Coleman,Hilda LaFleur, Mara Rothman, Anthony Martinez, Jaime Hudson, Jennifer G. Thompson, Todd Macaulay, Sonja Quintero, Alfredo Pina, Brian A. Crawford, Enrique Mascorro, J. Zamora, Sarah Zamora, Jody Aderhold, Frank Campagna and more…

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Kettle Art proudly presents Art Con Select 2017, opening Thursday, January 12, 7:00-10:00pm.

This exhibition is one of our annual favorites, marking the third year of collaboration on this project with our long-time friends at Art Conspiracy. The preliminary guidelines for this exhibit are: each artist is chosen from one-hundred-fifty artists based on a single piece created for the much-lauded, annual Art Conspiracy fundraiser the previous Fall; and every artist chosen may not have ever exhibited previously at Kettle Art.

In keeping with these guidelines, this exhibit adheres to the idealism that Kettle was based on, to welcome and promote emerging and mid-career North Texas artists. We are excited to include this new roster of artists, and look forward to kicking off the new year with them.

Artists for Art Con Select 2017 are: Elizabeth Baca, Jim Campbell, Pamela Danai, Holly Gray, Erika Krivda, Todd Macaulay, Mak, Shoby Modjarrad. Emily Nigma, Eva Semrad, Jiri Semrad, Lauren Shafer, Olivia Themudo, Can Turkyilmaz, and Maggie Turkyilmaz.

Up next: For the Love of Kettle, our official, one and only, annual fundraiser. One night only, Saturday, February 4. Doors open at 7:00pm. All works just $50.

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In this season of celebrations, Kettle Art presents Holiday Presence #12, our annual art and gift show featuring small works and unique, artisan-crafted pieces made exclusively by local artists.

The exhibit runs through December 24. Watch for special announcements throughout the exhibit, artists collaborating on-site, updates on new items, impromptu parties, and extended hours.

Artists include Richard Ross, Erin Curry, Brad Albright, Steve & Erin Reeves, Brandon Adams, Cathey Miller, Clint Scism, Amy Seymour, Francois Shogreen, Nick Glenn, Jennifer Lafleur, Miguel Aguilar, Hilda LaFleur, Steven Hamilton, Judith Lea Perkins, Justin Clumpner, Amber Campagna, Jeff Skely, Erica Guajardo, George Wallace III and more… Most pieces are less than $100.00 and everything is under $200.00. In light of the holiday gift-buying season, all pieces are cash and carry.

Join us as we continue our mission of presenting the amazing local artists who make our art scene one of the most vibrant in the country!

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