Free Imperial Centre Evening will Highlight Killebrew Photo Collection

Photograph from Charles Killebrew exhibit at Imperial Centre. Source: City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Photograph from Charles Killebrew exhibit at Imperial Centre. Source: City of Rocky Mount, North Carolina

A presentation of the Charles Killebrew photography collection, currently on display at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 5:30-7pm.

The free event at Imperial Centre (270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, North Carolina) will feature a pair of speakers:

  • Stephen Fletcher of the Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Traci Thompson of Braswell Memorial Library in Rocky Mount

Refreshments provided by Rocky Mount Mills will be served beginning at 5:30pm, followed by the speakers at 6pm, and the night will end with a question and answer session.

Killebrew was an Edgecombe County native who spent most of his life as a photographer for Rocky Mount and the surrounding area.

Said Alicyn Wiedrich, Art curator of the Imperial Centre’s Arts Center:

“It’s exciting to have this collection of photography at the Arts Center. I hope the community will experience the collection, share their stories and identify some of the people in the photographs so the memories are not lost.”

More than 480,000 of Killebrew’s negatives are housed at the Wilson Library in Chapel Hill.

More than 65 images from the collection are currently on display at the Imperial Centre until April 21, 2019. Admission to the Arts Center is free, and the collection may be seen:

  • Tuesdays-Saturdays — 10am-5pm
  • Sundays — 1-5pm

Visit imperialcentre.org for more details.

 

Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman and Jessie Nunery, City of Rocky Mount

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