Exhibits and Events

Time Traveler Visits Ironhenge

James Kitchen Visits Ironhenge.

Exhibiting at Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, MA.
May 27-29, 2017 ... in between time-traveling excursions.

Monte’s Cancer Connection

James Kitchen Scheduled to Arrive in Northampton Yesterday. Local Time Traveler Enjoys Next Week’s Gazette. Helps Promote the Cancer Connection.

Monte’s Cancer Connection Camp-IN at the Historic Hotel Northampton
36 King Street, Northampton, MA
Wednesday, February 22 - Thursday, February 23, 2017
Time-Traveler James Kitchen will appear with Monte Thursday morning February 23rd 2017 & 2117
To donate: Call (888) 956-9560, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Artist James Kitchen's 'Stumbling Blocks'
voted 'Best in Show' at Paradise City Arts Festival

NORTHAMPTON -- Area artist James Kitchen, whose mammoth metal sculpture, "Day's End," was voted "Best in Show" at last year's Memorial Day weekend Paradise City Arts Festival, captured the award again this year for his 20-foot-tall sculpture, "Stumbling Blocks." read more...
James Kitchen showcase of works.
Hear Bill Newman of WHMP interview James about his award winning "Best in Show" for his 20-foot-tall sculpture, "Stumbling Blocks." at the 2014 Memorial Day weekend Paradise City Arts Festival.
Stumbling Blocks

Springfield Public Art Exhibit

60 pieces of artwork by James Kitchen on display and for sale
1550 MAIN, Springfield, MA
32 large pieces throughout downtown Springfield on display as walking tour. Click to download the Walking Tour Map.

Springfield Museum Walking Tour
April 12th, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

WeldingSaturnCo-presented by the Armory-Quadrangle Civic Association
Join local historians and neighborhood experts for enlightening strolls through the downtown area.
This month...
The Universe of James Kitchen
James Kitchen, artist

Join artist James Kitchen, one of the featured artists in the Steampunk Springfield exhibition, for a tour and discussion of his giant public art sculptures, all made from recycled material and historical items from Western Massachusetts. Stops will include 1350 Main where his 35-foot bird sculpture Birdicus Gigantium is on permanent display, Tower Square Park where Saturn, a 3,000 lb. sculpture made for Earth Day resides, and 1550 Main to see 60 pieces on display both inside and outside of 1550.

The tour will begin with a visit to the Woods Museum where the Velociturn, an 8-foot spring-powered monopod is now on display along with a 15-foot winding station. Both are part of the ongoing Steampunk exhibit throughout Springfield.

Free for members of the Springfield Museums and the Armory-Quadrangle Civic Association; $5 nonmembers. Meet at the Springfield Museum Welcome Center.

The Spatial Engineer
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 7 PM
Coolidge Museum at Forbes Library

Calvin Coolidge LibraryJoin the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum at the Forbes Library on the red carpet for a screening of The Spacial Engineer, a documentary by Ben Tobin about Massachusetts sculptor James Kitchen on December 11th at 7:00 p.m. at the library. All library patrons and friends are invited. The event is free. Both Kitchen and Tobin will attend to talk and answer questions.

This 20-minute film follows Kitchen as he wanders the back roads of the hilltowns exploring old fields and farms for the forgotten tools and equipment he uses as grist for his imagination as well as the material for his art. The film features his work with the city of Springfield to bring public art to the downtown landscape, including the installation of a 35-foot high metal bird sculpture. Tobin shows Kitchen at work sorting and welding.

At the same time Kitchen, in the guise of sculptor-philosopher, ponders the way he "plays" with the metal, calling himself a clumsy magician. There are interviews with Springfield Museum of Fine Art curator Heather Haskell about the popularity of Kitchen's work along with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, Chesterfield artist/musician Mike Metzger and others.

Filmmaker Ben Tobin says: "The minute I stepped into James's workshop for the first time in March of 2012 I knew this was going to be an amazing film about a very unique and gifted artist. Aside from the obvious interest of documenting the process of metal sculpting I was also drawn to James's marvelous ability for storytelling and his philosophical study of art and the interconnectedness present in the world."

Kitchen is an enormous fan of libraries. The expression of his sculpture is a continuum along which wondering, reading, thinking, and creating have place. Libraries are a piece of that continuum. Tobin's movie captures Kitchen and his enthusiasm for mind, life, art, and work.

With Duval Patrick Photo of Governor Deval Patrick and Kitchen taken with citation for the Day's End sculpture.

James Kitchen & the Appliances will perform for the Food Bank October 19th at the Cummington Church on Main Street at 7:00PM.

James Kitchen - Day's End

Art in the Park

Day’s End is on display until October 15th at Elm Park in Worcester, MA.

Spatial Engineer Video

Spacial Engineer

A documentary film to be shown at Worthington Library October 17th at 7:00 p.m.
1 Huntington Rd Worthington, MA 01098

Artist James Kitchen and filmmaker Ben Tobin will attend and give a talk after film is shown.

For more details contact the Worthington Library (413) 238-5565.

Prints And Potter

A new exhibition by James Kitchen

At the Prints and Potter Gallery August 16. through September 30, 2013
Gallery Hours
Mon: 10:00AM-5:30PM
Tues: 10:00AM-5:30pm
Wed: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Thurs: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Fri: 10:00AM-5:30PM
Sat: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Sun: Closed

Western New England University Art Gallery

Western New England University

April 14th – May 18th
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday
10:00 am -9pm

Saturday & Sunday
10:00am – 5pm

For information and directions to gallery 413-782-1567

Opening Reception Sunday April 14th 1:00 – 3pm

Einstein’s Onion Official Unveiling April 8th. Noon

Art Gallery Talk April 25th 7 pm Sleith Hall Room 100

Earth Day Celebration April 22 – 26th Location/Details TBD

Goshen Town Hall

James Kitchen & the Appliances perform with Old Country Road 1pm.
Free and open to the public.

Paradise City Arts Festival

May 25, 26, 27, 2013

Hilltown Artisan’s Guild Summer Show

July 14th Worthington Town Hall

Paradise City Arts Festival

October 12,13,14, 2013

Tower Square Artist Group Gallery

New sculptures always being added.
1500 Main Street Springfield, MA

Opening Reception for Springfield Exhibit

1550 MAIN, Springfield, MA
Saturday, May 12, 2012, 3-5:30pm
60 pieces of artwork by James Kitchen on display and for sale
20 large pieces throughout downtown Springfield on display as walking tour
James Kitchen & the Appliances perform with Old Country Road 4pm
In partnership with WGBY celebrating their 40th Anniversary and public art in downtown Springfield.