Horror Vision

While Frank Campagna may be a pretty special guy, there's not a whole lot that's very special about knowing him. Is that a typical, backhanded Dallas Observer compliment? Hardly. The artist and gallery owner is just about one of the friendliest guys in town, and even if you've never shaken his hand, you probably know him better than any other Dallas artist. Campagna's responsible for the rock 'n' roll art plastered on the side of the Gypsy Tea Room and the murals on Café Brazil and Fat Ted's in Deep Ellum. He's also painted for the Rolling Stones, U2 and Guns N' Roses. And if you ever want to shake the guy's hand, just wander down by the Kettle Art Gallery in Deep Ellum—Campagna will probably be inside working on the latest exhibit. Kettle Art was the Observer's 2006 reader's pick for best art gallery in Dallas, and rightly so: Local artists thrive in Frank Campagna's Elm Street space. This time, he’s creating his biggest, baddest spectacle of local art yet—The Horror Show. Campagna says the multimedia extravaganza is meant to "conjure up your worst nightmares and darkest fantasies." The exhibit runs through November 4 with gallery hours 7 p.m. to midnight Thursdays through Saturdays. Admission is free, and Campagna warns you not to bring the kids. Visit kettleart.com.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 7 p.m.-midnight. Starts: Oct. 26. Continues through Nov. 4
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Andrea Grimes
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