An Amazing Start to May!

May is an exciting time at Pleiades Gallery! Our featured resident artist for the month is Lucia Marcus. Please come see her show in the upstairs gallery: “Dreams and Other Compulsions.” Keep reading below to learn more about Lucia, her art, and her show.

This month we also welcome our newest Pleiades resident artist, Mark Abercrombie. Please see his artist page for a glimpse of his energetic work.

And this weekend, May 2-3, is the downtown Durham Spring Market Art Walk! We are site #3. Loook for the big red dots marking venues and please stop by to meet the local artists. http://durhamartwalk.com/map/


Lucia Marcus has been devoted to art since she was six years old. She derives great pleasure through her play with materials and design. Lucia finds inspiration in the sensuality of the human figure, the intrinsic beauty and evolution of nature, the shades of human emotion, and the legacy of soul and spirit that resides in the work of other artists.

Her solo show, “Dreams and Other Compulsions,” features a wide array of works on paper, clay, glass, and canvas. Some pieces are raw and gestural while others are meticulously detailed. Many of the artworks are derived from Lucia’s personal dreamscape — raw emotions, people from her past and present, and images that conjure intense narratives.

Lucia will host a reception for her show on Friday, May 15th from 6-9 pm as part of Third Friday events.