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 Emily Gerhold, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-841-4680.
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 9:00 am – noon and from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday. The 2016-2017 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 Emily Gerhold, email@example.com or call 336-841-4680.
Admission is free.
There are two areas in the gallery that artists can utilize for showing their artwork. If you are an artist interested in featuring in our gallery, please fill out and return the forms below. If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Emily Gerhold, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 336-841-4680.
Sechrest Gallery Main Level
The lower level of our gallery space, which is used for headlining exhibits. Both solo and group exhibits are held here, and are shown for about six weeks.
The Loft at Sechrest
The balcony level of our gallery space, which features smaller, usually solo shows. There are three walls available in this space to use, and there is a hanging system installed for easy show setup. Exhibits in this space change out on a monthly basis, to allow us to feature a variety of artists during the year.
|Tuesday||August 22||"Hunt Seat and Equitation" Elise Schweitzer exhibition opens. Exhibit at The Loft at Sechrest|
|Wednesday||September 13||Opening Reception 4-6 pm with speaker Elise Schweitzer at 5 pm|
|Friday||September 22||Family Weekend extended hours 2-7 pm
|Saturday||September 23||Family Weekend extended hours 9 am - 7 pm
|Friday||October 6||Alumni Weekend extended hours 2-7pm|
|Saturday||October 7||Alumni Weekend extended hours 9 am-7 pm|
|Friday||October 13||"Hunt Seat and Equitation" Elise Schweitzer exhibition closes at end of day.|
|Tuesday||October 24||"Murta-Kruti" Vilas Tonape Exhibition opens|
|Thursday||November 9||Opening Reception 4-6 pm with speaker Vilas Tonape at 5 pm|
|Thursday||December 7||"Murta-Kruti" closes at end of day|
|Thursday||Jan 11||"Connections" Kyle Lusk Exhibition opens. Opening reception 4-6PM.|
|Fri||February 2||Family Weekend extended hours 2-7 pm|
|Saturday||February 3||Family Weekend extended hours 9 am- 7 pm|
|Friday||March 2||"Connections" Kyle Lusk Exhibition closes at end of day|
|Tuesday||March 13||"Dressed for Success" Jessica Burke Solo Exhibition opens|
|Thursday||March 22||Opening Reception 4-6 pm with speaker Jessica Burke at 5 pm|
|Friday||April 20||"Dressed for Success" Jessica Burke Solo Exhibition closes at end of day|
|Friday||April 27||Senior Student Exhibition Opening Reception 4-6 pm|
|Saturday||May 5||Graduation reception in gallery following commencement|