Under Pressure: The Performance Exhibition
July 7 - 27
First Friday, July 7 - Various
July 8 - Ginger Wagg & Charles Chace - Drum Power
July 12 - Reflex Arc - Crowmeat Bob & Ginger Wagg
July 14 - Cara Hagan - The Body in the Breath (In Color!)
July 15 - Heather Gordon and Chris Vitiello - Typeface
July 19 - Chandler Thomas - /Skein/
July 20 - Andi Steele - Ignorance is Bliss
July 21 - Stephanie Leathers - Valve
July 22 - Debra Wuliger - Wisdom Collects
July 26 - The Upward Dogs
July 27 - Julia Casten - Privilege Coffee
Performance Exhibition Project Seed Grant
As a part of the Under Pressure: Performance Exhibition, VAE gave away two $250 grants to artists whose work is performance based and are looking for resources to begin new projects, further their current practice, and continue their creativity.
Stephanie Leathers is a choreographer, educator, photographer, performer and Durham native. In addition to connecting and collaborating with members in the community, she is the organizer of Sunday SITES, a site-responsive investigation to infrastructural change. Currently, Stephanie teaches at American Dance Festival’s Samuel H. Scripps Studios and is a Dance Educator for Durham Public Schools. Learn more about her work at stephaniepleathers.com.
A kaleidoscope human, born in the USSR, grew up in Prague and residing in the US since 2005, I've had formal art education as a youngster but swayed away to freedom of my own art soul. An enthusiastic artiscientist with solid background in diverse fields, I enjoy challenges and a fast paced environment. I've received BS in Microbiology from Arizona State University and worked as a scientist before returning to art full time. I've always regarded art as this absolute freedom and joy. Similar to that feeling when you are Skipping and catching wind on your face. My goal is to bring that feeling to viewers through my work. To achieve the goal, I use acrylics and mixed media with a variety of application methods including palette knives, household objects and palmar action. My abstract work is centered on diversity and beauty of People and Nature, and the complexity in human souls. The elements of exploration and discovery in my often vibrant and dynamic work facilitate connection and exploration in viewers.