HPU Professor Of Art Has Sculptures Featured In Juried Exhibition

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 17, 2009 – Andrea Wheless, professor of art at High Point University, is showing her artistic talents thanks to a juried exhibition at Elon University in the Isabella Cannon Room, Center for the Arts.
The exhibition, called the Tri State Sculptors Exhibit 2009, features the work of sculptors from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. It went on display Aug. 25 and will remain through Oct. 4.
“I have two pieces in the exhibit,” Wheless says. “They are both portrait heads. A portrait head is done from the model; it is a piece of a specific person, so it looks very much like the person who models.”
Both pieces were made from clay, then had a mold made. Wheless explains the mold was then cast into Hydrocal.
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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