“If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.”
Yann Martel, Life of Pi
Guilty as charged! I haven’t visited The Imperial Centre since the Charles Killebrew photograph exhibit. I loved the experience, slowly moving from one photograph to the next. My favorite was of three or four young boys in the early ’40s in their bibbed overalls and short sleeve tee shirts. It was iconic. I told myself, you must come back and see this again. Of course, I never did. I did take a great grandchild to the children’s wing this summer.
What is it about traveling to ‘other’ places, when we are willing to stand in line if need be, to visit a museum, an art gallery? I once flew from Chicago to Atlanta to attend a large exhibit of Iconography. (Something I know a bit about.) Yet, here is this treasure at 270 Gay Street, which takes only minutes to drive to, and I have only just now gone back to the Reception for Susan Fecho and the Watercolor Society of NC juried art. This wonderful opportunity will close on December 29, 2019. Like books, we all have different tastes, but here are a few of my favorite watercolors. There are many more to enjoy. Read more about the Imperial Centre architecture on my new facebook page. named for the blog, Main Street Rocky Mount. I invite you to like and follow both this site and the new Facebook page too. And, treat yourself to the current exhibits at the IC.