HPU Sechrest Gallery To Host Tour To Virginia Museums

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 22, 2010 – The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University is sponsoring a trip that will certainly pique the interest of art lovers – an excursion to Roanoke, Va., which includes visits to two museums. The trip, which is open to the community, will take place on April 17 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; cost is $85 per person and space is limited.

Maxine Campbell, curator of the Sechrest Gallery at HPU, says the day’s excursions will make for a very unique trip.

The tour, to be led by Campbell and Nancy Beaver, who has extensive experience in organizing museum trips, will include a visit to the Taubman Museum of Art and the O. Winston Link Museum, as well as lunch at the Hotel Roanoke. Beaver is the wife of HPU graphic design instructor Allan Beaver.

Campbell says that contemporary art and American native paintings will be on display at the Taubman Museum, while the Link Museum will feature Link?s photography, which is based on the fading era of the American steam engine.

“We will travel by luxury coach through the beautiful Roanoke Valley,” Campbell says. “Then, we’ll have docent-guided tours and a fabulous lunch at the historic, fully restored, Tudor-style Hotel Roanoke. ? We hope art lovers in the Triad will take part in this exciting trip – and we hope they’ll become friends of the Sechrest Gallery and help support the gallery.”

For more information, contact Maxine Campbell at 336-803-1815 or mcampbel@highpoint.edu or Nancy Beaver at 914-420-7521 or nanpan473@aol.com.

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 Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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