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 (artsnownc.com) 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!)