James and Saturn
James Kitchen - Swinging Bird

James Kitchen has been welding scrap metal for fifteen years at his home and studio in Chesterfield, Massachusetts. He continues to gain recognition in the world of fine arts and is eager for the day when he will be able to create his intriguing sculptures on a full time basis. In his large workshop behind his house, he spends his free time creating sculptures crafted from recycled objects made of iron and steel. “Old rusted tools and farm equipment are favorites of mine”, said Kitchen.

Kitchen shows a great passion for his art. Working a full time job of 50-70 hours a week, he spends the remainder of his free time welding in his unheated workshop. His art stems from an enthusiasm for history and a devotion to his local community. “I feel part historian and part archeologist, creating new life,” says Kitchen.

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Tower Square To Unveil James Kitchen Sculpture Celebrating Springfield History

Tower Squares

New James Kitchen sculpture to be unveiled
in the Center Court of Tower Square
February 26, 2020

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Watch James Kitchen on WGBY’s Connecting Point

Connecting Point

Artist James Kitchen Draws Inspiration from Local Community
August 2, 2018

3rd Annual Country Bluegrass Opera ~ The Hilltown Spectacular

Country Bluegrass Opera-The Hilltown Spectacular

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Hilltown Food Pantry Benefit
International Buffet: 12:30 PM ~ Music Starts: 2:00 PM
Chesterfield Grange Hall, Chesterfield, Massachusetts

Listen to Monte Belmonte’s interview with James Kitchen and Heidi Nortonsmith.

Pipe Wrench Dreams

Pipe Wrench Dreams

The wrenching details of life.
Purchased by the City of Springfield, 2017.

View Brendon Holland’s video of the installation and press conference.

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

Paradise City Arts Festival 2016

Paradise City Arts Festival 2016: Best in Show for Outdoor Art

Another “Best in Show” for Outdoor Art!

October 11, 2012

Monte Belmonte of Life with Monte speaks with James Kitchen in downtown Springfield. The James Kitchen Public Art Initiative currently consists of two exhibits in downtown Springfield with plans for new commissioned works which will incorporate recycled metals from Springfield neighborhoods and industry to depict Springfield’s history. We visit a show of 60 pieces at 1550 MAIN in Springfield and an outdoor walking tour of larger pieces placed in various locations in downtown Springfield. The Walking Tour features up to 32 large outdoor sculptures crafted with recycled metal installed throughout downtown Springfield.

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