HPU To Host Nationally Known Sculpture Bill Donnan For Workshop Event

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 29, 2010 ? High Point University hosted artist Bill Donnan, who recently visited campus on March 24 to speak to students about outdoor sculpture. During his visit, he prepared the students for an upcoming week-long sculpture workshop, which will be held the week of April 19.

Donnan, who will talk to current art students about his work and the issues HPU students will face while making an outdoor piece for the Sculpture Garden, has a great deal of experience in the art world – including multiple exhibitions and art shows in North Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Tennessee, and beyond. He previously served as an artist-in-residence at Western Carolina University, has lectured at Appalachian State and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has completed works for public commission, and has done work for the North Carolina Zoological Park and more.

“We are thrilled to have the chance to offer this opportunity to our students to work with a nationally known sculptor like Bill Donnan,” says Andrea Wheless, professor of art at HPU. “It’s valuable for our students to have varied experiences in art and media. We are also excited about working on an outside sculpture piece for the Sculpture Garden on campus.”

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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