"The little gallery that could is having a hard time," a rep from Kettle Art posted recently on its myspace blog. Seems the artist-run gallery is meeting some bumps on its mission to become Deep Ellum's "neighborhood cultural center" amid a boom in new gallery spaces and not enough patron money to go around.
In its usual scrappy fashion, Kettle's turning lemons into art with a benefit show. One hundred works by local artists go on sale for $50 each today at "For the Love of Kettle". Some of the artists we know to scour the walls for: photographer Havi Frost, painter Lisa Lindholm, and Frank Campagna, the artist responsible for the famously tropical Cafe Brazil murals and for co-founding Kettle Art.
Not only is this a stellar deal -- some of these artists sell their pieces regularly for hundreds of dollars -- it's a way to get the spirit of our downtown arts colony in your living room and on the minds of your company. Kettle Art, 2714 Elm Street in Dallas, 7-10pm.