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Darrell E. Sechrest Art Gallery

The High Point University Darrell E. Sechrest Art Gallery is primarily an educational gallery that provides the High Point University and the greater High Point communities with rotating exhibitions in a range of media. These exhibitions will offer opportunities to interact with exhibiting artists and hear them speak about their work. Exhibitions will involve solo displays from artists currently active in their fields as well as group shows and works from a variety of collections including the University’s Permanent Collection that have a more historic purpose. All exhibitions, gallery talks, and openings are publicized locally and regionally and open to the public.

If you have any questions regarding the gallery (scheduling group visits, community outreach, etc.), then please contact Maxine Campbell, Director, at mcampbel@highpoint.edu or 336-841-4680.

Mission Statement

1. Provide a venue to expose students and the community to high caliber works of art created by artists from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds.
2. Through exhibitions, outreach, and related educational programming the gallery is dedicated to the cultural enrichment of the university community.
3. To explore and inspire through our collection and exhibitions, the emotional and intellectual resources of our audiences.
4. To create a sense of belonging and provide our visitors with an enjoyable and enduring experience.


 Hours and Directions

The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from late August through late April from 1:00-5:00, Monday-Thursday. The 2015-2016 calendar below specifies the openings and closings for each of our planned exhibits. Check the dates you wish to visit the gallery prior to arriving. If we are closed and you would like to schedule a group visit, then please contact Maxine Campbell, Director of the Sechrest Gallery, at mcampbel@highpoint.edu or 336-841-4680.

Admission is free.

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Calendar

DAY DATEEVENT DESCRIPTION
FridayFebruary 5Extended hours for Family Weekend - 2:00PM to 8:00PM
Reception from 4:00PM to 6:00PM
SaturdayFebruary 6Extended hours for Family Weekend - 9:00AM to 7:30PM
ThursdayMarch 3“Art + Dialogue (A + D2016) Responding to Racial Tension in America” closes at the end of the day
MondayMarch 14“Kotani/Brown: Ambiguity Uncertainty Resignation" exhibition opens

Setsuya Kotani, born in Japan was a professor of painting and ceramics at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. With regard to his paintings Kotani wishes the viewer to "learn to live with questions," and suggests narrative through minimalism and ambiguity. Mr. Kotani explores transcendent experience with hushed color harmonies in the context of endlessness and mystery. His work depicts an aerial world which is a new figuration of beauty and meditative stillness. It is a visual language of eloquence and individuality.

Bill Brown has been a full-time studio sculptor from 1978 to the present. He divides his artistic energy between creating individual sculptures and sculptural commission work. His work is included in private collections throughout North America, museum exhibitions, invitational and gallery shows. Bill Brown's sculpture seeks to translate inspiration into tangible expression by allowing the realities of his heart and soul to forge a potent meeting between matter and spirit. >Mr. Brown refers to the sculpture that he creates as an artistic transformation of life experiences, and his interpretation of the natural and spiritual world. It involves the exploration of the plasticity of steel and the challenges of transforming materials, thought, and energy into art.
ThursdayMarch 17Reception from 4:00PM to 6:00PM, Artist talk at 5:00PM
TuesdayApril 12Conversation with Kotani 3:00pm-4:00pm
ThursdayApril 21 “Kotani/Brown: Ambiguity Uncertainty Resignation” closes at the end of the day
WednesdayApril 29Last day for regular gallery hours
ThursdayApril 30 - July 10Gallery open by appointment

CONTACT THE OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS

The High Point Admissions Office is Located in Wrenn Hall.

Tours are available 7 days a week. Please contact us to schedule your visit.
(800) 345-6993
(336) 841-9216
(336) 888-6382 (fax)
admiss@highpoint.edu

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