Pleiades Plus One

Running from January 8 to February 14, 2015, “Pleiades Plus One” is a celebration of our local arts community and the ties we make between artists.

When are you invited as a “Plus One” guest? It’s for a festive gathering that often marks a special occasion, like a wedding, a birthday, or a holiday event. “Pleiades Plus One” kicks off our 2015 exhibition year which will be filled with creative programming such as: exhibits by Pleiades artists, shows featuring guest artists and guest curators, juried invitational shows, and a new exhibition area upstairs in the gallery for solo shows and more experimental work.

For “Pleiades Plus One,” each Pleiades artist invited another artist to participate in the show, and each guest artist alsoinvited another artist to participate. The members of Pleiades want to share the gallery with other exceptional Triangle, NC artists and see what develops when links grow from artist to artist to artist.

The exhibit offers an eclectic mix of high caliber art by local metal and wood sculptors, painters, ceramicists, neon artists, and mixed-media artists.The artwork on display is new to the Durham art scene and will be the only opportunity to see all of these artists in one place at the same time.

In addition to a Third Friday Reception on January 16th from 6-9 pm, Pleiades Gallery will host a special celebration of the artists on Thursday, February 5th from 6-8 pm. All events are free and open to the public.

ArtsNow ( is generously sponsoring the “Pleiades Plus One” Third Friday reception, and the gallery is grateful for their interest and support of this show.

The “Pleiades Plus One” participating artists are:

Renee Leverty – sculptor, who invited

Vandorn Hinnant – sculptor/painter, who invited

Alyssa Hinton – mixed media photo collage

Kim Wheaton – painter/mixed media, who invited

William Paul Thomas – painter, who invited

Antoine Williams – mixed media

Nate Sheaffer – neon artist, who invited

Louis St. Lewis – painter/mixed media, who invited

William Moore – sculptor

Lucia Marcus – painter/ceramics, who invited

Tom Dunne – painter, who invited

Ray Tolan – sculptor

Bill Koeb – painter, who invited

Sherilyn Van Valkenburgh – painter, who invited

Mikel Sanfilippo – ceramics artist

Darius Quarles – painter, who invited

Booker Howze – painter, who invited

Gray Griffin – painter/mixed media

TJ Christiansen — sculptor (our newest Pleiades artist!)