The Writing is on the Wall: a sculpture/word collaboration

“The Writing is on the Wall” is a sculpture/word collaboration by Renee Leverty and Leslie Frost in the upstairs gallery at Pleiades. Running until June 28, the show pairs intense and provocative prose with metal sculptures that span a range of emotions: humorous, uplifting, yearning, and introspective. The pieces explore challenging events in the lives of both the artists, as well as honoring stories of people they have met along the way.

The artists will have a preview reception on Thursday, June 18th from 6-8 pm, and also will be at the Third Friday Reception on June 19th from 6-9 pm. All events are free and open to the public.

About the Artists:
Renee Leverty loved art, but her high school art teacher Mr.Lefebvre relegated her to the back of the classroom, because she could only draw stick people.  Fortunately,  she remembered all the snowmen she had made growing up,  and decided sculpture would be her area of expertise.   Renee worked at Duke Hospital for 18 years prior to her life of art.
Renee is the co-founder of Pleiades Gallery,  Chair of the Cultural Advisory Board for the City of Durham, and creates sculpture mostly in metal, and of course snow. You can see more of Renee’s work on her Pleiades artist page.
Renee met Leslie Frost when they performed the steampunk halftime dance as part of the Saturday Night Fever Beavers at the Beaver Queen Pageant in 2011.

Leslie Frost was born in Sterling Colorado and had as many or more dreams of what she would be as there were places she lived as a child.
Colorado, Texas, California, North Carolina, Connecticut, Ohio, Kansas.
Cat. Movie Star. Ritchie Smith’s girlfriend. Catwoman. Cowboy. Veterinarian. Writer. Saver of the planet from pollution. Adventurer. Journalist. Literary scholar.

She now teaches students to love literature, dream big, and write well at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.