Visual Arts
sculpture salmagundi * permanent collection
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2016 SUMMER SEASON CALENDAR

  • FREE Public Artist Reception on Sunday, June 19, 2016 from 2pm-4pm at the Arts Center.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior (June 17-August 28, 2016)
  • 59th Annual Juried Art Show juried by Roger Manley (June 1 - September 4, 2016)
  • The MacKenzie Collection (June 15 - September 4, 2016)
  • The Odd, the Weird and the Wonderful: Selections from the Permanent Collection (open through September 4, 2016)
  • Salmagundi XIX (open through September 15, 2016)

Coming soon: KEVA Planks: An interactive building station for the whole family.


SCULPTURE SALAMAGUNDI
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.


PERMANENT COLLECTION
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