Visual Arts
sculpture salmagundi * permanent collection
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  • Public Artist Reception on Friday, June 12th from 5-7pm at the Imperial Centre
  • The Art of the Brick by Nathan Sawaya, including photographs by Dean West (June 5 - September 6, 2015)
  • Juried Art Show juried by Edie Carpenter (June 2 - September 13, 2015)
  • My Garden of Memories by Mi-Sook Hur (June 12 - September 13, 2015)
  • Art That Tells a Story: Selections from the Permanent Collection (open through September 6, 2015)
  • Sculpture Salmagundi XVIII (open through September 15, 2015)
  • A Life of Creativity: The Maria V. Howard Exhibit (Interactive, permanent exhibit)

The Sculpture Salmagundi (meaning an eclectic mixture of people, ideas, or objects) is a national juried exhibition hosted by the Rocky Mount Parks and Recreation Department through the Maria V. Howard Arts Center each year. The exhibition draws artist participation from across the U.S., increasing awareness of Rocky Mount among nationally recognized artists and bringing new visual ideas to our community through the selected sculptures.

The Arts Center Permanent Collection consists of 400 + works by artists primarily from North Carolina and the southeast. The collection includes key regional artists such as Frances Speight, Sarah Blakeslee, Ben Owen, Sr., Mark Hewitt, Cynthia Bringle, Billie Ruth Sudduth, Hobson Pittman and Louis Orr. The current emphasis for new acquisitions is fine craft with a concentration in ceramics. Acquisitions are funded through the City of Rocky Mount, the Friends of the Arts Center, Wilkinson Acquisition Fund and private donations. Click HERE to view selected works from the Permanent Collection