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Pleiades Arts is hosting a Truth to Power Artists Talk this Friday August 21st from 6pm to 7:30pm. Click here for details


 Exhibit at Power Plant Gallery, Durham NC

August 6-30, 2020


Pleiades Arts will present its 8th annual “Truth to Power” visual arts show from August 6 to 30. The juried exhibit, which includes video, mixed media, painting, sculpture, and photography, features 31 North Carolina artists, from 8 counties, who speak to pressing issues of social justice. The exhibit is being hosted by Power Plant Gallery at the American Tobacco Campus. 

The stunning and emotional works in the exhibit provide powerful commentary on our times, with a focus on structural racism’s impact on a personal and societal level. In this year of 2020, as we face viruses of many kinds, “Truth to Power” is a timely expression of frustration, anger, anxiety, and even hope.

Truth to Power 8 was juried by Angel Dozier and Cornelio Campos.


A Truth to Power 8 Juror’s Talk will be hosted on Zoom on August 7, 2020 at 7pm. 

Truth to Power Juror's Zoom Talk

There will be an Online Gallery of all Accepted Work.

Exhibiting Artists

Claire Alexandre, Gabriela Amaya-Baron, Jamaal Anthony & Eric Raddatz, Arielle Balkcom, Bethany Bash, Jenny Blazing, Brenda Brokke, Rox Campbell, Faith Couch, Katie Damien, Bree Davis, Leroi DeRubertis, Sara Dobbs, Malcolm Goff, Nora Hartlaub, Clarence Heyward, Wiley Johnson, Natalia Lopes, Isaac Lund, Tim McGloin, Jermaine Powell, Eliza Salmon, Cara Smelter, Whitney Stanley, Linda Starr, Suzie Stogner, Karen Tarkulich, Alissa Van Atta, Georgia Welch, Michael Williams Jr


A Note About In-Person Viewing and COVID-19 Safety Measures

The Truth to Power exhibit will be on display at the Power Plant Gallery from August 6 – 30th, 2020. The show will be open to in-person viewing at the Power Plant Gallery when safety permits.  

Currently the Power Plant Gallery is closed to the public.


Angel Iset Dozier is an activist, creative, educator and founder of Be Connected Durham, a community initiative connecting audiences, addressing disparities, fostering equity, and bridging access gaps through the arts, culture, music, and politics. She is a hip hop film and music lover and has used yoga, dance, literature, and golden era hip hop, specifically,  to drive her work as a world languages instructor and curriculum specialist within public, private and Montessori school systems.

Through Be Connected Durham, Angel has emerged as an urban visionary, championing community initiatives that connect organizations like Duke Performances, Carolina Performing Arts, Airolina Young Aviators, SheaMoisture, and more, to their authentically diverse target audiences. Each of Be Connected Durham’s projects serve as campaigns to affect positive change for marginalized, yet highly capable and valuable contributors to our society.

Cornelio Campos is a Mexican-American artist based in Durham, N.C. He is a painter and community educator and has had numerous collaborations with NCMA, Duke, and UNC -Chapel Hill. His work has been exhibited throughout North Carolina and internationally. 

Mr. Campos immigrated to the United States from Cheran, in the state of Michoacan in Central Mexico—a journey and process that now influence many of his paintings. Vibrant colors, iconic American symbols, and intricate geometric patterns define Mr. Campos’s work. He believes his paintings are a tool for sharing his indigenous/Spanish background and offering and teaching lessons for the people in the United States.  Through his paintings and murals, he illustrates some of the harsh realities of immigrating to America that are often overlooked.


© Pleiades Art Durham 2019

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