R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company Provides 3,000 Pieces of Art to Arts Council

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.- The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County will be the beneficiary of about 3,000 pieces of artwork from the corporate collection of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. The artwork is valued at approximately $700,000. “After more than 100 years of purchasing art to enhance the work environment of our employees, we have far more art than we can display,” said Mark Peters, chief financial officer of R.J. Reynolds. “We were faced with the decision of whether to continue to store pieces indefinitely, or get them back into the community where they can be enjoyed by others. The arts transform our community, and we’re delighted to play a role in that transformation.” The Reynolds American Foundation, Reynolds American Inc., its operating companies and employees have a long history of support for the arts in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Year after year,