Beth Mann stopped by The Durham Hotel rooftop Sunday night for one of the events associated with the “Durham Under Development” exhibition. The event — “A night of Spoken Word Poetry: ‘Durham under Development'” — was hosted by Dasan Ahanu and curated by Aaron Mandel.
The poets performed work that fit the exhibition’s theme, and there was dance and movement on the theme by Emily Aiken, who performed original work by choreographer Stephanie Leathers.
“Durham under Development” — on view at Pleiades Gallery — is a show that recognizes it is a time of transition in Durham. The process is unfinished, the result undetermined. See the exhibition until March 6. There will be two community meet and greet events at the gallery on Feb. 27 (6 to 8 p.m.) and March 5 (1 to 3 p.m.)