HPU Sechrest Gallery To Feature Figurative Exhibit

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 12, 2010 – The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University will soon feature an exquisite example of figurative works as part of its newest exhibit.

The exhibit, which opens on March 16 and runs through April 27, will deal with the human form in drawing, painting and sculpture. The art pieces are comprised primarily of classical traditional work with contemporary painting.

The exhibit will highlight superlative pieces by local sculptor, James Barnhill, who is renowned for his General Nathaniel Greene Revolutionary war hero sculpture that is on permanent display in Greensboro. The show will also include studio paintings and intimate drawings by Bruce Shores, instructor of visual arts at HPU, among other work by other university art instructors. Academic drawings and oil portraits that date back to the 1930s by Virginia Rose Campbell will also be featured in the exhibit. Campbell, a former Trinity resident, continued portrait work well into her 90s.

An opening reception for the upcoming show will be held at 3:30 p.m. on March 18 in the Sechrest Gallery.

The exhibition is open to the public 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Those interested in attending can call 336-841-4685 or contact Maxine Campbell at mcampbel@highpoint.edu 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 www.highpoint.edu or on Twitter at @HighPointU.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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