HPU Art ? Students Lend Creative Skills To Create Mural For High Point's 150th Anniversary

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 14, 2009 – Students involved in drawing and art at High Point University have a unique opportunity this semester ? they’ve been given the chance to help design a mural that will be created at City Lake Park as part of High Point’s 150th anniversary. The mural will be displayed on Sept. 19 at the park.
Sponsored by the High Point Arts Council, the project is being handled by Theater Art Galleries.
“TAG contacted me this summer to see if I would undertake the project,” says Bruce Shores, instructor of art at HPU. “I agreed and was excited for the opportunity to include HPU students from the Art Department in the designing and execution of the mural. ? The Art and Design Guild – a student-led art club – will also be participating.”
The 13-foot-by-28-foot artwork will be transferred to the site on Sept. 18.
“On Sept. 19, the community will participate in coloring in the transferred drawing,” Shores says. “It’s a sidewalk mural, so this will allow the community to easily participate.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students from 50 countries and 44 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” HPU was included in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” 2009 listings. The university offers 68 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.
Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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