HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov 20, 2012 – Andrea Wheless, professor of art at High Point University, was chosen to exhibit her artwork in the “Ceramic Art of North Carolina University and College Faculty” exhibit at the North Carolina Pottery Center in Seagrove, N.C.
Wheless has four pieces in the exhibit, three Raku ceramic pieces and a portrait of Dave Holt, who was HPU’s registrar when Wheless first joined the university.
“As a professor and artist, it’s always wonderful to be asked to have your work in an exhibit,” says Wheless. “It confirms that your work is appreciated. It is important for artists to engage in a dialogue with the contemporary art world. Students need to see that their professors’ work is relevant to galleries and museums on a national and regional arena.”
The exhibition showcases the high quality and rich diverseness of clay art created by faculty who are instructors of ceramics at universities and colleges throughout North Carolina. At the same time, it shows the opportunities available to college students in North Carolina’s Universities and Colleges and reflects the spirit of design and the faculty’s commitment to North Carolina’s ceramic education.
Opened in 1998 in Seagrove, the NCPC mission is to promote public awareness of North Carolina’s remarkable pottery heritage. The Center welcomes and informs visitors to the Seagrove area, enriching their experience through exhibitions and educational programs, and promoting potters working today across the state.