James Kitchen in the News

Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

Sculpture on Display at Oxford Free Library, Summer 2018
339 Main Street, Oxford, MA 01540

Time Machine

Time Machine

James Kitchen Sits Inside His Work, “Time Machine”
71st Annual Chesterfield Town Parade, July 4, 2018 (Jim Kinney/The Republican)

Pipe Wrench Dreams

Pipe Wrench Dreams

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

Touch the Art

Touch the Art: Program brings blind students to get to know sculpture at The Mount

Program brings blind students to get to know sculpture at The Mount.
Click here to read the story in the Berkshire Eagle.

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

First Prize for Best in Show and first parking ticket

VelociturnSculptor receives First Prize Best in Show for Outdoor Art at the Paradise City Arts Fair in Northampton and first parking ticket.

Claiming he gets 14 miles after each winding, Chesterfield sculptor James Kitchen sits in his newly created Monopod called the Velociturn. Next to the vehicle is a winding station that Kitchen hopes to promulgate. He wants them to become ubiquitous soon in Western Massachusetts. His hope is to stop and rewind the Velociturn as he travels around the surrounding hills and towns.

Linda Post is seen handing the artist the Best in Show award. Afterward Kitchen admitted to being as wound up as the Velociturn.

A Northampton Police Officer is seen giving Kitchen his first parking ticket with his creation...”I thought I might get out of the ticket because the officer didn’t know what to put down for the make and model...but he wrote “Contraption” and $40.00 fine.”

VelociturnThe Velociturn just traveled to 1550 Main in Springfield where it can now be seen on display in the building’s lobby.

“Maybe I can get someone in Springfield to start the first Velociturn dealership in Massachusetts,” quipped Kitchen.

Noah at Three Sisters Sanctuary

Noah is one of a dozen pieces by James Kitchen in a newly created sculpture garden at Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen at Three Sisters Sanctuary - Heart Song
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Steampunk Video

Chesterfield sculptor James Kitchen wants to put the “Spring back in Springfield” with a new vehicle called the Velociturn. His giant 8-foot monopod is made up entirely from locally found recycled objects.

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

WeldingSaturnLocal Sculptor Gets Citation from Senator Elizabeth Warren

Chesterfield sculptor James Kitchen received a special citation from Senator Elizabeth Warren today at 1550 Main for his large scale effort to provide public art in downtown Springfield. The promotion of recycling and local Western Massachusetts history has resulted in a positive economic impact for the city and a cultural wellspring of positive media for Springfield.

A walking tour map, created by the Springfield BID, encourages visitors to walk around downtown and discover the rich history, architecture, museums, and public art in and around Main Street. Numerous restaurant owners and local business owners have enthused about the subsequent positive media and positive comments from their customers, employees, and local residents.

Kitchen has installed 100 sculptures in downtown Springfield with the help of Evan Plotkin, the Springfield BID, and MassDevelopment. Western New England University recently purchased a large piece titled, Einstein’s Onion, that is on permanent display in the center of its campus. The sculpture reflects the University’s goal of connecting the various fields of study with students and the community.

Kitchen will have new large pieces at the Springfield Museum in March as part of an exciting Steampunk exhibit, and a large Buck Rogers style cannon made from recycled objects will be on display at the Armory next month.

I really love the people and energy I find in Springfield, enthused Kitchen. Springfield has a great Mayor and a lot of inspiring individuals in both business and the arts. The Springfield Central Cultural District designation that was just announced will help focus even more energy into the arts downtown and It should be exciting to watch as more projects develop.

Artist James Kitchen’s Day’s End art installation arrived on the lawn of the Hampshire County Courthouse

Artist James Kitchen at Days End and at Paradise City
One of the Valley’s premier sculptors on the human condition and on Paradise City Arts Festival

Cornered: Sculptor James Kitchen

Artist James Kitchen continues to grace Springfield with his ideas in metal form

Connecting Point - James Kitchen

NORTHAMPTON, MA (wfcr) - James Kitchen

Chesterfield sculptor James Kitchen opens new exhibit

James Kitchen: Sculpting the Past

James Kitchen's 35 foot tall bird sculpture installed in downtown Springfield

Birdicus Gigantium Installation

Paradise City Arts Festival kicks off in Northampton

Public Art Initiative Features Recycled Metal

The Rust of the Story

Sculpting Springfield’s Future

MassDevelopment Celebrates Completion of Renovation of Former Courthouse at 1550 MAIN

Springfield Republican: Display of James Kitchen sculptures in Springfield

James Kitchen & the Appliances perform at Food Bank Benefit