College to Host Public Input Session on Proposed Sculpture Project

PCC clock tower on a cloudy day with PCC logo.

WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College will host a public input session Feb. 28 to give the community a chance to offer suggestions on the design of a sculpture that will serve as the voice of Latino migrant and seasonal farmworkers in eastern North Carolina.

The session, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Craig F. Goess Student Center’s Davenport Multipurpose Room, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sponsored by the college’s Arts & Sciences and Public Services & Fine Arts divisions, it is the third of three sessions scheduled this month to assist artist Sally Jacobs with gathering public input she can draw from in creating a sculpture design.

A Greenville resident and adjunct professor at Belmont Abbey College, Jacobs is working in collaboration with the Association of Mexicans in North Carolina (AMEXCAN). She was one of 20 semifinalists selected to receive a Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Inclusive Public Art Project planning grant to develop a sculpture design. Of the 20 semifinalists, 10 will receive a full grant from the foundation.

At PCC, members of the community are encouraged to interact with a three-dimensional model and brainstorm possibilities for the sculpture design. Those in attendance may enter a drawing to win a $25-Visa gift card.

Prior to the PCC event, members of the public will have a chance to share their thoughts on the sculpture design on Feb. 16 at Tropicana Supermarket, located at 1204 N. Memorial Drive in Greenville. The session will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Click HERE to register for an input session.