News & Events

This page will be regularly updated with news and events relating to 5 Points Gallery and our member artists. From February through early March 2024, our current exhibit features new artwork by all ten of our member artists. Our next Third Friday Public Reception will be held on Friday March 15, 2024, from 6 – 9 pm.





February 2024 Newsletter

The walls are sizzling with works by our 10 local artists for the 5 Points Gallery Member Showcase! From mixed media and fused glass, to paintings galore, you'll be doing a 360 taking it all in! Come in and be dazzled by artwork like this vibrant mixed media piece, "Laugh Track", by member artist Donna Stubbs! Our Third Friday Opening Reception is Friday, February 16th from 6 - 9pm.

Just in time for the Year of the Dragon, Jenny Blazing constructs imaginary worlds by combining her hand-painted paper and textured layers of acrylic. You can also check out the latest works by our ten Triangle-based artists in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, fused glass, and mixed media. Our current exhibit will be on display in our downtown Durham gallery from February 15, 2024 through March 9, 2024.


Laugh Track by Donna Stubbs
"LAUGH TRACK" by Donna Stubbs
(mixed media, 24" x 24")

It Takes a Village II by Jenny Blazing

"IT TAKES A VILLAGE II" by Jenny Blazing
(acrylic painting incorporating hand-painted original paper, 24" x 24")



January 2024 Newsletter

5 Points Gallery is pleased to announce our newest member, Ley Killeya. Hailing from England, Ley's work explores how our bodies, and the ways others read them, are used to confer power, limit rights, exercise control, and interrogate identity. Please stop by our 3rd Friday Reception on Friday January 19th and welcome Ley! We'll be serving hot mulled cider and toothsome treats!

Just in time for the Year of the Dragon, Yuko Nogami Taylor offers her vision of the mystical creature. You can also check out the latest works by our ten Triangle-based artists in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, fused glass, and mixed media. Our current exhibit will be on display in our downtown Durham gallery through February 10, 2024.


Carrying Our Bones to a New Life by Ley Killeya
"CARRYING OUR BONES TO A NEW LIFE" by Ley Killeya
(acrylic and oil pastel on gallery wrapped canvas, 30" x 40")

The Dragon by Yuko Nogami Taylor

"THE DRAGON - HOPE" by Yuko Nogami Taylor
(Nihonga on Kozo Washi paper layered with silver leaf, oyster shell, malachite, patina, aluminum and Sui-hi pigments, gold pigment paint, and artificial pigment, 24" x 24")



December 2023 Newsletter

Kick off the holidays with us at 5 Points Gallery! You are invited to drop in for our 3rd Friday Holiday Reception on Friday December 15th from 6 - 9 pm, where you can mix and mingle and check out the latest works by our nine Triangle-based artists in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, fused glass, and mixed media. Refreshments will be served and our artists will be on hand to talk about their works!

There's still time to experience the playful work of our featured artist, King Nobuyoshi Godwin. Delight in scenes where creatures revel in the joy of companionship, brought to life through the artist's colorful vision. This exhibit will be on display in our downtown Durham gallery through December 23, 2023.


5 Points Gallery Interior
A selection of paintings by King Nobuyoshi Godwin

5 Points Gallery Interior

Interior of 5 Points Gallery, Durham, NC



November 2023 Newsletter

Step into 5 Points Gallery and enter the world of our featured artist, King Nobuyoshi Godwin. King’s art is a product of his neurodiversity, blending the unique gifts of autism and synesthesia. His paintings conjure playful havens, where his otherwise unspoken voice finds expression. Each work is a place of renewal, where the act of creating transcends words. This exhibit will be on display in our downtown Durham gallery from November 16 - December 23, 2023. Please join us for our Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday, November 17th from 6 - 9 pm, and check out the latest works by our nine Triangle-based artists in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, fused glass, and mixed media. Artists will be on hand to talk about their works.

Never one to shy away from the fantastic, with a side-serving of optical illusion, Darius Quarles unleashes his surreal vision in full force. You will want to pause and ponder his latest offerings.


The Tree is Having A Great Day by King Nobuyoshi Godwin
"THE TREE IS HAVING A GREAT DAY BECAUSE IT'S WITH LEAVES & BIRDS, 44" by King Godwin
(acrylic and pen on wrapped edge cotton canvas, 36" x 36" x 1.5")

Pause by Darius Quarles

"PAUSE"
artwork by Darius Quarles
acrylic painting, 60" x 42"



October 2023 Newsletter

Yuko Nogami Taylor, this month's featured artist, works in the age-old Nihonga tradition of her native country, Japan. Her masterful use of symmetry, composition, and visual cues make her paintings simultaneously powerful and delicate. This exhibit will be on display in our downtown Durham gallery from October 19 to November 11. Please join us for our Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday, October 20th from 6 - 9 pm, and check out the latest works by our nine Triangle-based artists in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, fused glass, and mixed media. Artists will be on hand to talk about their works.

NEWS FLASH! On Saturday, October 21st from 2 - 3pm, join our member artist, Teddy Devereux, for a captivating “show and tell without fire” as she demonstrates her fused glass techniques. This will be a rare behind the scenes demo!



"POPPY" by Yuko Nogami Taylor
(Nihonga pigment painting on washi paper, 18" x 18")

Progression by Teddy Devereux

"PROGRESSION"
artwork by Teddy Devereux
fused glass on aluminum panel, 30" x 12"



September 2023 Newsletter

What do monarch butterflies, mandalas, and migrants have in common? In the vision of featured artist, Anne Heartt Gregory, it’s MOVEMENT. Please join us for our Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday, September 15th from 6 - 9 pm, and check out the latest works by our nine Triangle-based artists in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, fused glass, and mixed media. Artists will be on hand to talk about their works.

Never one to be subtle, Jim McKeon's latest larger than life offering puts things into perspective.



"NEW WORLD ORDER" by Jim McKeon
(oil painting, 56" x 48")

Monarchs Rising by Anne Heartt Gregory

"MONARCHS RISING"
artwork by Anne Heartt Gregory
acrylic painting, 96" x 19"



August 2023 Newsletter

Get ready to be enthused, moved, and enriched by the power of art in this notable exhibit, "Inspiration Ignited". This thought-provoking showcase invites you to dive into various realms of inspiration, as the artists share their visions with a range of styles and mediums including paintings, sculptures, fused glass and mixed media works. So get jazzed with us at the Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday, August 18, 2023 from 6 - 9 pm! Artists will be on hand to talk about their works.

Just when you thought there was enough pink around to make the point, Donna Stubbs offers a strong statement in pink and black that covers all the bases!



"PINK AND BLACK" by Donna Stubbs
(mixed media on wood panel, 24" x 36")

Mantega by Darius Quarles

"MANTEGA"
artwork by Darius Quarles
acrylic on canvas, hexagon with 8" sides



July 2023 Newsletter

5 Points Gallery invites you to our latest member exhibit, "Artistry Unleashed". As the temperatures soar, step into our oasis of creativity and let the captivating artworks transport you to a world ablaze with imagination, yet offering solace from the sizzling summer heat. Please feel free to join us for our next Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday July 21st from 6 - 9 pm! Our member artists will be on hand to talk about their works.

You can almost feel the energy radiating from this piece by Anne Gregory. It was inspired by "Gravity, The Grounding Principles of Buddhism," written by Jonathan Lanzkowsky, M.D. a recent visitor to 5 Points Gallery.



"EIGHTFOLD PATH" by Anne Gregory
(acrylic painting, 22" x 22")

Surf Fishing at Low Tide by Teddy Devereux

"SURF FISHING AT LOW TIDE"
artwork by Teddy Devereux
fused glass on aluminum canvas, 20" x 16”



June 2023 Newsletter

5 Points Gallery invites you to "Artistry Unleashed", our new exhibit where creativity knows no bounds. This exhibit showcases the imagination of our diverse artists as they unleash their singular perspectives into paintings, sculptures, fused glass and mixed media works. You'll want to catch every detail. The fun starts at our Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday June 16th from 6 - 9 pm! Our member artists will be on hand to talk about their works.

You can always count on King Nobuyoshi Godwin's colorful canvases to be inhabited by a host of happy critters – and numbers! His newest offerings are sure to bring a smile to your face.



"TREE STRIPES" by Susan Woodson
(oil and cold wax, 24" x 40")


May 2023 Newsletter

5 Points Gallery is excited to present a new exhibit by our member artist, Donna Stubbs. Donna takes an architectural approach to building her mixed media menageries. Bold color combinations, fabric, body images, and sundry vintage ephemera become unexpected partners that suggest intriguing histories. You'll want to catch every detail.

Bring your magnifying glass and join us for our Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday May 19th from 6 - 9 pm. Artists will be on hand to talk about their works. In her piece, "Rising Tide", Jenny Blazing creates a cityscape, awash with patterns and textures, that conjures a window into the future.



"RISING TIDE" by Jenny Blazing
(acrylic diptych painting incorporating hand-painted original paper on stretched canvas, 20" x 40")

Breathing Room by Donna Stubbs

"BREATHING ROOM"
artwork by Donna Stubbs
mixed media on wood panel, 36" x 36”



April 2023 Newsletter

5 Points Gallery in downtown Durham introduces a new exhibit featuring the work of artist Jim McKeon. The focus of the show is Jim’s epic new commission piece, Bridging The Gap, which will hang in the gallery for only the duration of the show before it goes into a private collection. Jim’s large scale pieces are often infused with local landmarks and current news while talking about the historical national issues of inequality and racism, as well as his take on the global issue of environmental warming.

So lean in and join us for our Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday April 21st from 6 - 9 pm. Artists will be on hand to talk about their works. On a lighter note, Susan Woodson's new paintings and mixed media pieces are loaded with color and a lot of fun!



"ORANGE AND BLUE PLAY DATE" by Susan Woodson
(mixed media, 20" x 20")

Bridging the Gap by Jim McKeon

"BRIDGING THE GAP"
(see entire painting here)
artwork by Jim McKeon
oil on linen, 66" x 120”



March 2023 Newsletter

5 Points Gallery invites you to discover the multiple perspectives offered by our artists in our ongoing exhibit, "The Mind’s Eye". One example is "Shine On People", part of the Mandala Series by Anne Heartt Gregory. To watch a short documentary about the inspiration behind these paintings, please click here.

Need an escape? Check out this allegorical painting, "Visions of Punta Cana", by Darius Quarles. In it, he creates one fantastic world within another using his trademark style.



"VISIONS OF PUNTA CANA" by Darius Quarles
(acrylic painting, 18" x 24")

Shine On People by Anne Gregory

"SHINE ON PEOPLE"
artwork by Anne Heartt Gregory
acrylic, 36" x 36”



Winter Wonders exhibit featured by Duke Chronicle

The Duke Chronicle has published a thoughtful review of our recent group exhibit, "Winter Wonders", on display in our Durham gallery from January to mid-February 2023. Written by Ali Thursland, this article highlights several different artworks from this exhibit that particularly embody the theme of "Winter Wonders". Thursland's piece not only discusses the variety of techniques used in making these pieces, but also the diverse life experiences that continue to inspire our member artists to create their art. Please use the link below to read more:

"The “Winter Wonders" exhibit at the 5 Points Gallery is tenuously wintry and absolutely wonderful"


"Eno River on My Mind" by Jenny Blazing



February 2023 Newsletter

We invite you to take a look at 5 Points Gallery's new exhibit, "The Mind's Eye". You'll find examples of our artists' singular visions like this mixed media piece, "Eigengrau", by Donna Stubbs in which she considers "color in the absence of light." This exhibition runs from February 16, 2023 through April 15, 2023. Please join us for our Third Friday Opening Reception on Friday, February 17, 6 - 9 pm. Artists will be on hand to talk about their works.

Fans of Teddy Devereux's original fused glass creations will enjoy perusing the book "Art Glass Today 2" located in the front of the gallery. It features four of her pieces along with work by up and coming glass artists.



"BULL DURHAM 2" by Teddy Devereux
(fused glass on aluminum, 18" x 22")

Eigengrau by Donna Stubbs

"EIGENGRAU"
artwork by Donna Stubbs
mixed media on wood panel, 36" x 36”



January 2023 Newsletter

5 Points Gallery is excited to welcome 2023 with our "Winter Wonders" exhibit. Our local artists are fired up about their new works which are sure to add sparkle to your day, whether you take one home or just bask in the glow. This exhibition runs through February 11, 2023. Please join us for our Third Friday Reception on Friday January 20th from 5 - 9 pm. Artists will be on hand to talk about their works. Sunglasses suggested. 

Yuko Nogami Taylor ushers in the Year of the Rabbit with this addition to her whimsical animal series.



"RABBIT 2023" by Yuko Nogami Taylor
(Nihonga pigment painting on Washi Paper wrapped on wood panel, 20" x 30")

Astral Bull by Jim McKeon

"ASTRAL BULL"
artwork by Jim McKeon
oil on linen, 98" x 66”



December 2022 Newsletter

5 Points Gallery is pleased to close out the year featuring artist King Nobuyoshi Godwin. King has autism and a form of synesthesia -- both of which power his paintings of colorful worlds where happy creatures cavort among countless numbers. This exhibition runs through December 23, 2022. Please join us for our Third Friday Reception on Friday December 16th, 6 - 9pm, where you can mix and mingle with the artists and Durham's art loving community! 

Jenny Blazing creates two views in one -- a painting within a painting -- in her piece "Carolina Dreamin' II" pictured below.



"CAROLINA DREAMIN' II" by Jenny Blazing
(acrylic painting incorporating hand-painted original papers on stretched canvas, 36" x 36")


November 2022 Newsletter

5 Points Gallery is pleased to present our featured artist, King Nobuyoshi Godwin. King has autism and a form of synesthesia -- both of which power his paintings of colorful worlds where happy creatures cavort among countless numbers. This exhibition runs from November 17, 2022 - December 23, 2022. Please join us for our Third Friday Reception on Friday November 18th, 6 - 9pm. And stop in for the Durham Holiday Art Market on Saturday November 19th from 10am - 9pm, and Sunday November 20th from 1 - 5pm! 

Susan Woodson sets a contemplative tone with this multi-layered and highly scumbled new work, Time Goes By, which is pictured below.



"TIME GOES BY" by Susan Woodson
(mixed media, 48" x 48")


October 2022 Newsletter

5 Points Gallery is pleased to present mixed media artist Jenny Blazing. Blending original hand-painted papers into her acrylic paintings, Jenny creates constructed realities that range from vaguely recognizable landscapes to abstracted topographies. Our current exhibit runs through November 12th, 2022. Please join us for our Third Friday Reception on Friday October 21st from 6 - 9 pm. Meet the artists and view their latest works in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, fused glass, and mixed media.

Darius Quarles has done it again! He shares his vision of an alternative universe, using his unique style, in the painting "Germination", pictured below.



"GERMINATION" by Darius Quarles
(acrylic on canvas, 13" x 32")

Carolina Dreamin' II by Jenny Blazing

"CAROLINA DREAMIN' II"
artwork by Jenny Blazing
acrylic painting incorporating hand-painted original papers on stretched canvas, 36" x 36"



Jim McKeon’s painting added to permanent collection of Metropolitan Opera

We are very proud to announce that the incredible painting, "Breaking Glass Ceilings", by our member artist, Jim McKeon, has been added to the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Many of Jim's works have themes of diversity, racial equality, and positive energy. Jim's painting, "Breaking Glass Ceilings", is a dynamic portrait of the groundbreaking African-American dancer and choreographer, Camille A. Brown, who grew up in North Carolina. Brown earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the UNC School of the Arts, and she made her directorial debut on Broadway with a revival of “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf.” Brown was the first Black woman to not only direct but choreograph a Broadway show in nearly 70 years.

After Jim received the exciting news that "Breaking Glass Ceilings" had been selected to become part of the Met's permanent collection, it took several days of careful building and planning to transport the painting to it's new home in New York City. Jim designed and built a custom cage to hold the work on the back of his pickup truck, and drove the piece himself to make sure it arrived safely. Please use the link below to read more:

"Durham artist’s portrait now permanent feature at Met Opera in NYC"


Jim McKeon's painting, "Breaking Glass Ceilings", with the portrait's subject, Camille A. Brown, at the Met



September 2022 Newsletter

5 Points Gallery is excited to present our featured artist Teddy Devereux. Inspired by a long career as a research scientist, her fused glass creations take on an alchemy of their own. Our current exhibit runs through October 8th, 2022. Please join us for our Third Friday Reception on September 16th from 6 - 9 pm. Meet the artists and view their latest works in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, fused glass, and mixed media.

Set your refresh button when contemplating the Mandala series by Anne Heartt Gregory.



"RECALIBRATE" by Anne Heartt Gregory
(acrylic on canvas, 36" x 36")

Micro Garden by Teddy Devereux

"MICRO GARDEN"
artwork by Teddy Devereux
fused glass on aluminum, 16" x 26”