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Kettle Art Gallery to Close in May and Then Re-Locate . . . Somewhere

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Kirk Hopper and Frank Campagna’s Kettle Art Gallery will close in late spring — having pursued its inclusive ideas about art in Deep Ellum for the past seven years. Marketing director Paula Harris sent this release at 1 am this morning. Before anyone starts moaning, Campagna closes his message with this:

This can be seen as the end of an era but may also be viewed as a new beginning. News of our relocation will come once the dust has settled. Please rest assured this is a giant step forward.

Full release follows:


Kettle Art opened in November of 2005 with the intent of reviving a neighborhood in decline. In bringing the Deep Ellum area ‘back to it’s roots’ the gallery also offered countless Texas based artists a place to show. With an ‘inclusive as opposed to exclusive’ attitude, uncommon in most galleries at the time, the overall mission has been achieved.

Kettle Art, in it’s present location, will be closing in late Spring. We see this as a great opportunity for expansion of ideas and creativity to benefit our community. Our concluding schedule at 2714 Elm is as follows.

February 9, 2013 – For the Love of Kettle – One night Only!
Opens February 16 – For the Love of Artists – Feb. 23, 2013
Opens March 7 – Derek Rankins The Part & the Whole (Thesis Show) – Mar. 23
Opens March 28 – Justin Terveen – April 13
Opens April 18 – Past Present & Future (a gallery retrospect) – May 4.

This can be seen as the end of an era but may also be viewed as a new beginning. News of our relocation will come once the dust has settled. Please rest assured this is a giant step forward.

Frank Campagna

Over the years Kettle has received:

Five ‘Readers Choice’ awards for Best Art Gallery in the Dallas Observer‘s annual ‘Best of Dallas’ issue, losing only twice to the Dallas Museum of Art.

Three, top five placements of North Texas galleries on the WFAA A-List, coming in at #5 in 2009, #2 in 2010 and #1 in 2011.

National publications mentions include: USA Today, Art News, Juxtapoz, Twisted South, and, most recently, Art Place America.

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Paula Harris
Marketing Director