Litter Art to Be Featured at Rocky Mount Arts Center

The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount NC. It is located on the former sites of the Imperial Tobacco Company and old city library. Source: imperialcentre.org.
The Imperial Centre for the Arts & Sciences, Rocky Mount NC. It is located on the former sites of the Imperial Tobacco Company and old city library. Source: imperialcentre.org.

Litter art, uniquely crafted from recyclables, will be on display April 1-29, 2018 in the craft gallery at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center located in the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences. Litter art demonstrates the importance of recycling, planting and caring for trees, and not littering.

According to Cornelia McGee, coordinator for Keep America Beautiful (KAB) of Nash and Edgecombe counties, the art was created by students in grades K-12. Forty-six art pieces will be on display from Sunday, April 1, 2018 through Sunday, April 29, 2018. Approximately 253 students from eight schools in Nash and Edgecombe counties are participating.

Teachers were asked to select the top five art pieces for their school, and all art was accompanied by written materials describing the importance of recycling, planting and caring for trees, and not littering.

Said McGee:

“To see students participating in activities like this is very encouraging. We are all responsible for keeping our community clean and green.”

Artwork will be judged based on creativity, litter focus, and art talent.

The writing portion will also be judged, and the winners will be announced during the city of Rocky Mount’s Arbor Day Celebration on Friday, April 27, 2018. Arbor Day will begin at 11am in the Powers Recital Hall at the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of North Carolina Wesleyan College. Winners will receive a plaque or trophy.

 

Source: Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC

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