“Grit” celebrates the spirit of Charles Portis’ beloved novel “True Grit” in a group exhibition by North Texas artists featuring diverse works on the theme. This exhibit at Kettle Art in historic Deep Ellum is the sole gallery element in a month-long series of events presented by the Big-D Reads campaign throughout April in Dallas, Texas.
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 9, 7:00-10:00pm. The exhibit runs through Saturday, April 18.
Artists include: Scott Horn, Clay Stinnett, Jeff Skele, Todd Bot, Justin Clumpner, Hilda LaFleur, Jennifer Lafleur, Lisa Lindholm, Christian Millet, Brad Albright, George Fowler, Minji Watrous, Tom Currie, Rick McCoy, Paul Pena, Brian Crawford, Steve & Erin Reeves, Nina Harp, and Frank Campagna.
* Big D Reads is a celebration of literacy in Dallas through the distribution and celebration of one book for one month. The community service project is designed to immerse Dallas in a shared reading experience, with a specific focus on ninth-grade Dallas ISD students.
Big D Reads will conduct dozens of special events centered on “True Grit”, including an opening event, a closing event, poetry slams, educational events/speakers, DISD enrichment programs, movie screenings, a festival at Klyde Warren Park, and as many other community interactions as budget allows. At the same time, 17,000 books will be distributed to DISD ninth-graders, as well as to DART riders, visitors in hospital waiting rooms, and all branches of the Dallas Public Library. The program is under way now and will culminate with a citywide initiative throughout the entire month of April.