This Spring, the Arts Center is excited to display Selections from the Charles Killebrew Collection, the 2019 Handcrafted Juried Exhibition, Where the Dream Began alongside selections from the Permanent Collection, and a Teaching Artist Exhibit.
The Charles Killebrew Exhibit features over 60 photographic images taken throughout Rocky Mount and beyond. The photographs were painstakingly selected out of over 400,000 images! Braswell Memorial Library donated the collection to Wilson Library at UNC. Per the donation agreement, Wilson Library agreed to display the photographs in Rocky Mount. The images on display represent the happenings in and around Rocky Mount from approximately 1940 through 1970. Subjects include: politics, entertainment, schooling, industry, and more. Who will you recognize when you experience the Killebrew Collection?
Handcrafted 2019 was juried by Wendy Earle, Curator of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). The show includes approximately 40 works of exquisite and innovative craft ranging from glass to ceramics, woodworking to metalsmithing, mixed media to assemblage, and everything in between. Congratulations to all artists who were juried into the show! See who won by reading our announcement blog.
The Teaching Artist Exhibit features local, contracted artists who are teaching workshops, classes, and programs for the Imperial Centre during the Spring. You can see a full list of the programs they offer here.
You can visit the Arts Center Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10am-5pm and Sundays, 1pm-5pm. The Arts Center is FREE to experience. Our space is excellent for families and groups with children because we have interactive exhibits such as A Life of Creativity and KEVA.