EXHIBITS and EVENTS

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.

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MAY 3-27

FREESTYLE

Third Friday Reception: May 18th, 6-9 pm

Who knows what will happen when member artists respond to this boundless concept?

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.

womens-march MAY 31 – JULY 1

THE WALLS WE BUILD

Third Friday Reception and Artists’ Salon: June 15th, 6-9 pm

Pleiades Arts is excited to partner with artist UNITED in “The Walls We Build,” a Triangle-wide exhibition of art and programming that examines the literal and metaphorical walls we build in our communities and how we can break down the many kinds of barriers that divide us from one another.

The exhibition focus at Pleiades will feature guest artists with a range of special needs and disabilities as well as Pleiades member artists. We also will have gallery programming addressing issues of accessibility, mental health, and other topics.

Guest artists include King N. Godwin, Jamie Robertson, Eduardo Lapetina, Jeffrey Newell, Jennifer Markowitz, Efrat Vaknin, and John “Wiley” Johnson, Jr.

We will have a Third Friday reception and artist talk on Friday, June 15th from 6-9 pm. The reception is free and open to the public.

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 5-AUGUST 5

HEATWAVE

Third Friday Reception: July 20th, 6-9 pm

Love the heat or hate it? In the middle of summer, this Pleiades member artist exhibit is about all things HOT.

July Featured Artist:

Tandem Transitions: Portals and Hues – Darius Quarles and guest ceramic artist Linda Marcuson present their show in the upstairs gallery. Exhibit runs through August 5.

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AUGUST 9 – SEPTEMBER 9

TRUTH TO POWER 6

Third Friday Reception: Aug 17th, 6-9 pm

Truth to Power 6: Communicating Messages of Social Justice Through Visual Art is an annual juried show focusing on matters of social justice. This year we are pleased to announce that Sarah Schroth, Director of Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, is the juror for this exhibit. The title, derived from a 1955 Quaker pamphlet, “Speak Truth to Power” illustrates a commitment to voicing our diverse truths to the systems and individuals shaping the society in which we live. The exhibit is intentionally broad in scope so that each artist may address issues of personal, local, national, and/or international importance.  The exhibit will feature North Carolina artists working in 2D and 3D media.

SEPTEMBER 13 – NOVEMBER 4

ALTERNATIVE IMAGES 

 Third Friday Receptions September 21, 6-9 pm and Friday, October 19, 6-9 pm.

In conjunction with the Click! Photography Festival. See how the Pleiades Artists, each working in their own media, explore this concept. Most of them are not photographers.

October Featured Artist:

Doug Tabb – HAUNTING HOUSES – Houses and homes project a strong symbolism of belonging, security, and contentment. How their basic form is treated or altered by an artist can profoundly affect these feelings. This October, come explore the dark passages and meet the darkly farcical personalities who inhabit these haunting houses. Exhibit runs from October 1 – 28.

NOVEMBER 8 – DECEMBER 23

 A SOUTHERN REVIEW

Third Friday Receptions November 16, 6-9pm and December 21, 6-9pm

What images does A Southern Review bring to mind for you? Join the Pleaides artists as each explores this concept from their unique perspective.

November Featured Artist:

Mark Abercrombie Art– Mark paints primarily with acrylics. He stretches the boundaries for the capabilities of this medium. He likes to test methods of applying the paint. Anything goes, from syringe to squeegee. Exhibit runs from November 1 – December 2.