HPU Art Students Share Creative Skills To Create Mural For High Point's 150th Celebration

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 22, 2009 – Students involved in drawing and art at High Point University recently had the opportunity to take part in a special project as part of High Point’s 150th celebration.
Bruce Shores, instructor of art at HPU, says several students helped design a mural that was created on Sept. 18-19 at City Lake Park.
Students who took part in the task were Laura Bush, Kirsten Dahlberg, Courtney Hannen, Amanda Holcomb, Megan Kincaid and Lindsay Owen.
The special art project – a 13-foot-by-26-foot mural – was sponsored by the High Point Arts Council and handled by Theater Art Galleries.
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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