Exhibit features area photographer


From Staff Reports

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

A presentation of the Charles Killebrew Collection will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences.

The free event will feature a pair of speakers including Stephen Fletcher of the Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill and Traci Thompson of Braswell Memorial Library.

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

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 on display until April 21 at the Imperial Centre.

Killebrew was an Edgecombe County native who spent most of his life as a photographer in Rocky Mount and the surrounding area, including nearly 30 years with what was then The Evening Telegram.

“It’s exciting to have this collection of photography at the Arts Center,” said Alicyn Wiedrich, art curator of the Imperial Centre’s 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.”

Admission to the Arts Center is free, and the collection can be seen from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays and from 1-5 p.m. on Sundays. Visit imperialcentre.org for more information.