Hey Cooligans! It’s the weekend- which means it’s finally time to check out all the cool events the surrounding area has to offer. Here’s a few events you may see us at this weekend.
PLEIADES PLUS ONE RECEPTION
Through Feb. 14
109 E Chapel Hill St
Contrary to the belief of the lonely artistic genius, art is rarely created in a vacuum. It’s more like a neighborhood, with artists working in proximity or collaboratively. Pleiades Gallery celebrates the communal nature of the local art scene—and debuts a tiny loft gallery in its space—with an invitational show of new work by 20 local metal and wood sculptors, painters, ceramicists, neon artists and mixed-media artists. Artists in the gallery collective invited guest artists to participate, who invited more guests in turn. For instance, Kim Wheaton invited William Paul Thomas, who invited Antoine Williams. It’s preparing to be a very cool, very lively space. We hope to see you there!
Freight: The Five Incarnations of Abel Green
Sat., Jan. 24, 3 p.m.
UNC’s Swain Hall
101 E. Cameron Ave.
The metaphysical Freight imagines an African-American man who exists at five different points in American history and, whether incarnated as a minstrel, a cult leader, an informant, an actor or an out-of-work mortgage broker, finds it hard to access an elusive American dream. That’s the very definition of tragedy—it always plays out the same. The play is directed by Joseph Megel and stars J. Alphonse Nicholson as Abel Green.