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June 2019

Public hours with Vonnie Quest

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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BlackGirl 2016 Collage 8x10" by Devon Smith (aka Vonnie Quest)

#PPGArtist Vonnie Quest opens his studio for public visits. Stop by and talk with Vonnie about his work and process. You can learn more about Vonnie here.

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July 2019

Closed for fall exhibition installation

July 20 - September 5

Stay tuned for the opening of Southbound: Photographs of and About the New South on September 6, 2019 at the Power Plant Gallery.

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September 2019

Opening Reception of Southbound

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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September 6 6-9pm Refreshments will be served. ***We are watching the forecast for Hurricane Dorian closely and follow Duke's Severe Weather Policy. At this time all scheduled events for the opening of Southbound are still on. We will update our Facebook, Twitter, and Website should those plans change. Thanks.*** Opening Night The Power Plant Gallery, in collaboration with the Forum for Scholars and Publics at Duke University and the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University,…

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FSP@PPG: Climate Justice

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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[Photo by Stacy Kranitz, Island Road, 2010, From The Island series, Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana

September 12 12-1:15pm A light lunch will be served. FSP@PPG: Climate Justice Panelists: Danielle Purifoy Sue Sturgis Courtney Woods This discussion connects with the Southbound exhibit on display at the PPG and NCSU’s Gregg Museum of Art & Design throughout the fall semester. While there are several photos in the exhibit that explicitly address climate justice issues, we are all well aware that injustice isn't always visible, and inequality, discrimination, and privilege reveal themselves in many subtle ways. Join us…

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Sit + Chat with Dasan Ahanu

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Photo of Dasan Ahanu

September 14 1-2pm Sit + Chat with Dasan Ahanu Join us for a series of conversations with local thinkers and doers as they engage with photographs from Southbound through discussions that impact our lives. BIO: Dasan Ahanu is a artist, educator, scholar and community organizer born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition to performing across the country, Dasan has hosted or coordinated many Poetry, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Cultural Arts events. Working as an organizer around such issues…

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Slow Tour

September 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Max with Papaya, photograph by Susan Worsham

September 14 3-4pm Spend an hour with a photograph on this slow tour led by current MFAEDA students at Duke. The program for Saturday will feature Max with Papaya by Susan Worsham (2011) and will be given by Hoang Nguyen (MFAEDA Class of 2020). BIO: Susan Worsham (b. 1969, Richmond, Virginia) Susan Worsham grew up in Richmond, Virginia, where she enjoyed childhood field trips to sites ranging from cigarette factories to Civil War battlegrounds. Worsham continues to live and work…

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Ride the Bus with Titus Brooks Heagins

September 21 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Photo by Titus Brooks Heagins, Bubbles, 2016, From The Inkwell series

September 21 1:30pm Ride the Bus with photographer Titus Brooks Heagins RESERVE YOUR SEAT ON THE BUS HERE! Meet at the Power Plant Gallery in the American Tobacco Campus in Durham at 1:30 for a brief tour, then board the bus for a round trip to the Gregg Museum of Art & Design in Raleigh to experience Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South at both locations. Heagins will discuss his own work along the way. Pre-registration required to…

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October 2019

Artist Talk with Keith Calhoun & Chandra McCormick

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Photo by Keith Calhoun & Chandra McCormick

October 1* 6pm Artist talk with Keith Calhoun & Chandra McCormick. Moderated by Courtney Reid-Eaton. Join us as Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director for the Center for Documentary Studies and director of the Documentary Diversity Project, leads a discussion with New Orleans-based photographers Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick on their work in documenting African American experience around the city and the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the community and their own archives. A light reception will follow. (*This event was originally…

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Sit + Chat with Destiny Hemphill

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Destiny Hemphill

October 19 1-2pm Sit + Chat with Destiny Hemphill Join us for a conversation with local thinkers and doers as they engage with photographs from Southbound through discussions that impact our lives. BIO: Destiny Hemphill is a poet and healer based in Durham, NC. She is a 2017 Callaloo Fellow and a 2016 Amiri Baraka Scholar at Naropa University’s Summer Writing Program. Her chapbook Oracle: a Cosmology (Honeysuckle Press, 2018) was selected as a finalist for Honeysuckle Press’s inaugural chapbook…

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Slow Tour

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Power Plant Gallery, Power Plant Gallery
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Shamu, SeaWorld, Florida, 2009 From the Second Nature series Orlando, Florida, Kyle Ford

October 19 3-4pm Spend an hour with a photograph on this slow tour led by current MFAEDA students at Duke. This tour will be given by Iliana Sun and will focus on an image by Kyle Ford. Shamu, SeaWorld, Florida, 2009 From the Second Nature series Orlando, Florida

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Power Plant Building, Suite 100 American Tobacco Campus 320 Blackwell Street Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-660-3622 | Email: PowerPlantGallery@duke.edu | Mailing Address: Box 90800 Durham, NC 27708-0800