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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.