The campus where Frank Creech spent some two decades teaching painting, drawing, sculpture and photography is now home to an art gallery in his memory. In December 2010, the Frank Creech Art Gallery debuted in the Arts Building at Johnston Community College in Smithfield. The opening marked the culmination of a community effort to recognize the late artist's contributions to arts programs at the college, in Johnston County and beyond.
The 1,500-square-foot gallery was a collaborative project among the JCC Foundation, the Johnston County Arts Council and faculty in the college's Department of Fine Arts and Graphic Design.
The gallery contains state-of-the-art exhibition space and a 750-foot reception area that will be used for the public sale of art. The gallery interior is equipped with museum-quality lighting, climate-control, hanging and security systems. Its gray, hand-finished concrete floors, contemporary white walls and distinct crown molding are designed to balance a modern feel with traditional Southern architecture.
245 College Rd.
PO Box 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577