HPU To Feature Art Exhibitions In Sechrest Gallery

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 6, 2010 ? The Sechrest Gallery in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center of High Point University will host two art exhibitions during the upcoming spring semester on campus.

The first, the Fernanda Piamonti Painting Exhibition, will be held Jan. 20 through March 3. A reception will be held Jan. 22 at 5:30 p.m., following a 4:30 p.m. Artist Talk, in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Fernanda Piamonti is a young artist from Argentina who is receiving accolades for her work. She will be an artist in residence at HPU Jan. 20-22. She is doing a U.S. tour in January and has also been invited to exhibit at the Argentinean embassies in Washington, D.C., and New York City. Her residency at HPU is being sponsored by the departments of Fine Arts and Modern Foreign Languages and the Spanish Club.

The second exhibition, ?Figurative Works Exhibition,? will be held from March 9 through April 27. A reception will be held March 18 at 11 a.m. The collection will feature drawings of the human figure from private collections and artists dating from the 1930s to present day. The work encompasses a wide range of mediums, including charcoal, pen and ink and pastels. The exhibition also includes representational and figurative sculpture.

The exhibitions are open to the public 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Those interested in attending can call 336-841-4685 for more information on dates and times.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring 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 http://www.highpoint.edu/ or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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