HPU To Feature Landscape Exhibit In Sechrest Art Gallery

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 9, 2010 – High Point University will soon feature a thought-provoking art exhibit in the Sechrest Art Gallery on campus as it presents “Jules Rochon: Places I’ve Never Been.” The exhibit began Sept. 6 and will run through Oct. 14.

Rochon’s paintings explore the concept of space and use landscape as a metaphor for the ways in which we get our bearings in the world, how we process information, and how we make decisions. The pieces examine relationships to surroundings, the claiming and marking of territory, and perceptions of what exists and what is illusion. The combination of formal elements, illusionistic space, and notational marks compete and cooperate to create unsteady or surprising places. Rochon also uses the pieces to make the artistic process visible, showing the struggle that comes through, so that the viewer can see where the artist has been.

Born and raised in New York City, Rochon received a Bachelor of Art degree from Antioch College in Ohio and Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The Sechrest Gallery is located in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the HPU campus. The exhibition is 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 over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 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/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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