Pleiades Arts has exciting and engaging exhibits happening all the time. Fresh shows are installed in our main gallery approximately every 6-8 weeks, and a different artist is featured in our upstairs gallery every month. We have monthly receptions every Third Friday (from 6-9 pm) as well as many other events. See below for show listings and events for 2019.
SERVING LIFE: REVISIONING JUSTICE – with Hidden Voices
January 3 – 27, 2019
Third Friday Reception: January 18, 6-9 pm
SERVING LIFE is a community call and response between public audiences and the most hidden members of our society. The exhibit is a collaboration between Hidden Voices, men on death rows across the country, and artists, creating a project able to generate the civic will to revision justice.
Pleiades Arts, Inc. was awarded a grant in support of this exhibit by the Durham Arts Council’s Annual Arts Fund and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.
Hidden Voices’ mission is to challenge, strengthen, and connect diverse communities through the transformative power of the individual voice. Pleiades Arts promotes discussion of important community issues through art, and creates opportunities for individuals in the Triangle Area to develop and display their artistic talents.
THE SECRET INGREDIENT
January 31 – March 31, 2019
Opening Reception: February 15, 6-9 pm
Closing Reception: March 15, 6-9 pm
Like Iron Chef, but for artists! See what each of the Pleiades artists produce, inspired by the color, material, and theme of “the secret ingredient.” Visit the gallery and do a little detective work. Can you find the secret ingredient?
February Featured Artist: Kim Wheaton
March Featured Artist: Jenny Blazing
April 4 – 28, 2019
Third Friday Reception: April 19, 6-9 pm
Pleiades artists and guest environmental artist, Bryant Holsenbeck, present artwork highlighting the beauty and vulnerability of our planet. Artist and futurist, Chuck Pell, will join us for this vital tribute.
April Featured Artist: Teddy Devereux
OOPS! (HAPPY ACCIDENTS)
May 2 – June 2, 2019
Third Friday Reception: May 17, 6-9 pm
You have a plan. You have a vision of what you’re creating. And then something goes horribly wrong. A spill, melt, drop, stain, or cut results in something better than you’d planned! See what happy accidents have befallen the Pleiades artists.
May Featured Artist: Dawn Hummer
INTERSECTIONS: FINDING COMMON GROUND
June 6 – 30, 2019
Third Friday Reception: June 21, 6-9 pm
INTERSECTIONS is a call and response exhibit bringing together the Triangle’s exceptional talent in music, performance, poetry, spoken word, and visual art.
TRUTH TO POWER: Juried Community Show on Issues of Social Justice
July 4 – 28, 2019
Third Friday Reception, Juror and Artists’ Talk: July 19, 6-9 pm
TRUTH TO POWER is a juried community show focusing on matters of social justice. “Speak Truth to Power” illustrates a commitment to voicing our diverse truths to the system and shaping society.
August 1 – September 1, 2019
Third Friday Reception: August 16, 6-9 pm
September 5 – October 13, 2019
Third Friday Reception: September 20, 6-9 pm
September Featured Artist: Renee Leverty
October Featured Artist: Frank Myers
November Featured Artist: Yuko Taylor
December Featured Artist: Mark Abercrombie