Pleiades Arts has exciting new art arriving 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 through 2018. All events are free and open to the public. Please come visit us, meet the artists, and fall in love with the art.
Changing Worlds: Earth Month Exhibit and Community Programming –
Visit Changing Worlds in April (Earth Month) as Pleiades artists offer stunning responses to the dichotomy that is the beauty of our environment, the need to protect it, and the politicizing of the climate crisis. Upstairs in the solo gallery, Walsh/Blazing bring a multi-media installation that invites viewers to both honor our past and confront what’s at stake if we fail to embrace long-term strategies for sustainability. In addition, we are pleased to feature works by New Orleans artist Ana Berta Hernandez and animation by Jaclyn Bowie.
You’re also invited to join us for the following free special events:
Animated shorts screening & filmmakers talk – Sat April 7th 7:30pm Filmmakers Eri Yokoyama and Jaclyn Bowie share their films “Tokio” and “Geij.” Also showing will be Kunio Kato’s Academy Award-winning short “The House of Small Cubes.”
Guest artists talk – Sat April 14th 7:30pm Guest artists talk – Sat April 14th 7:30pm Donn Young, a New Orleans photographer and journalist, lost his studio to Hurricane Katrina. Now a Triangle resident, he will reflect on his amazing response to this difficult experience and the exhibition of historic proportions that resulted. Featured artist, Ana Berta Hernandez will share (via video) how environmental issues inform her artistic journey as an artist currently living and working in New Orleans. We are fortunate to have environmental scientist Dr. Tamlin Pavelsky from the Dept of Geological Studies at UNC-CH, answering your questions and addressing connections between human activity, climate change, and extreme weather events.
Third Friday Reception – Fri April 20th 6-9pm Stop by during this always fun and high energy evening highlighting Durham arts.
Earth Activities – Sun Apr 22nd 3pm David Salvesen, founder of Climate Stories NC, will be on hand sharing select episodes and discussing the project. Climate Stories NC, run by the Institute for the Environment at UNC, captures the voices of ordinary North Carolinians whose lives have been affected by changes in the climate.
Who knows what will happen when member artists respond to this boundless concept?
May 3- May 27, 2018
Third Friday Reception: May 18th, 6-9 pm
May Featured Artist:
Watermark – A Solo Exhibit by Dawn Hummer. Watermark is a mixed-media show comprised of works showcasing the colors, textures and spirit of water. Using free-form woven and sculptural techniques as a backdrop, subtle images and elemental design aim to both invoke and evoke peace and tranquility.
MAY 31 – JULY 8th
May 31 – July 8, 2018
Third Friday Reception and Artists’ Salon: June 15th, 6-9 pm
Co-founded by Donn Young, Tinka Jordy, and Katie Bowler Young, artist UNITED is producing a Triangle-wide exhibit for artists to express their ideas around a central organizing theme, “The Walls We Build.” Pleiades Arts will be one of several galleries and organizations participating in this month-long event. The goal of the exhibit is for Triangle-area artists to examine the kinds of walls that we build in our communities: social, economic, physical, political, and metaphorical. The intent is to promote understanding in hope of dismantling the many walls that divide us from one another. http://artistunited.org
JULY 12-AUGUST 12
July 12 – Aug 12
Third Friday Reception: July 20th, 6-9 pm
AUGUST 16 – SEPTEMBER 16
TRUTH TO POWER 6
Aug 16 – Sept 16
Third Friday Reception: Aug 17th, 6-9 pm