#PPGArtists Public Studio Residency, Summer 2017
The Power Plant Gallery, a laboratory for the arts at Duke University, is pleased to announce our summer 2017 artists-in-residence: Dasha Chapman and Aya Shabu (Residency 1: June 1–July 15, 2017), and Julia Gartrell (Residency 2: July 19-September 2, 2017).
In Residency 1, Chapman and Shabu, both artists, scholars, and dancers will continue to develop their project Hayti/Haiti/History: a performance ethnography project, steeped in local histories of activism and resistance. During Residency 2, Durham native and sculptor, Gartrell, will continue her exploration of the evolution of industry, southern identity, and the material culture through the weaving of personal and regional memories.
The Power Plant Gallery promotes creative work, while engaging with audiences through the transformative power of the arts. Each summer we transform the gallery into the PPGStudios, supporting artists in their creative endeavors. The six-week residencies offer artists and artist groups 24/7 access to our 1500-square-foot facility, along with a $750 honorarium, and invites the public to interact and engage with the artists on select Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Public hours will be announced closer to the beginning of the summer and published on our website.