Welcome William Paul Thomas, the inaugural artist-in-residence at the Power Plant Gallery.

While in residence, Thomas will paint portraits and document video of local residents for his experimental project, Mood Swings.

“My goal,” Thomas says, “is to compose a series of enigmatic and endearing living portraits that stitch together the lives of a diverse group of people using their own words.” 

Anyone who is interested in learning more about the project, or participating is invited to visit during the gallery’s summer hours (below), or contact the artist directly by email at wpaulthomas@gmail.com. Participation is free and voluntary. Participants will likely be asked to smile in front of a camera for an undetermined amount of time.

Artist’s Talk and Discussion with William Paul Thomas
Reception: Friday, June 17, 2016, 5p.m.–8p.m.
Artist’s Talk begins at 6:30p.m.

The Power Plant Gallery is open to the public Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11a.m.–6p.m. Come engage with Thomas or simply observe the artist’s process. More information at powerplantgallery.org, or call us at 919-660-3622.


This month the Power Plant Gallery inaugurates a residency program for individual artists and artist groups. Three separate one-month public studio residencies will be held in June, July, and August at the 1,500-square-foot gallery, located at the historic American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham.