Imperial Centre to Host Open House for Spring Arts Programs on Feb. 20

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.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences will host an open house Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 4-6pm. The open house will be in the Arts Education Building and will provide an opportunity for community members to make art and to learn about the spring arts programs at the Imperial Centre.

Building on the success of the fall programming, Tracy Grosner, arts education manager for the Imperial Centre, says that making art isn’t limited to paints and clay.

“Art is anything from acting classes, to drop-in family workshops, to music programs, to more of our traditional studio programs as well,” explained Grosner. “It is a large gamut of what arts can mean.”

Imperial Centre is located at 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

New to the program this year is Family Sundays. A collaboration between the art gallery and the arts education department, Family Sundays aims to engage families who visit the Imperial Centre on Sundays from March 4 to May 27, 2018. Visitors will have an opportunity to take part in art-making activities, such as a self-guided tour and sketching. Family Sundays will occur every-other Sunday from 2pm to 4pm.

Another highlight of the new program is the opportunity to interact with and hear from artists during the Lunch and Learn series.

Currently, there are two Lunch and Learns on the calendar with the possibility of another one being added for May.

“The program is an hour long, and people can bring their lunch or order lunch through us,” said Grosner. “Guests will be able to hear about processes, materials and different experiences artists are having in North Carolina.”

Lunch and Learns will be on Fridays, March 16 and April 20, 2018, noon-1pm.

Other workshops include Hand-building in Clay, Sing Songs Together, Acting for Stage, Introduction to Printmaking, Portrait Painting and much more. Cost varies depending on the activities.

For more information, visit www.imperialcentre.org, or call 252.972.1266.

 

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

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