HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 1, 2012 – The Sechrest Gallery at High Point University will host an opening reception for a unique art show, titled “School of Art and Design Faculty: Past, Present and Future Exhibition.” The reception will be held at 4 p.m. on Nov. 8 in the Sechrest Gallery. The reception as well as the exhibit, which runs through Feb. 28, is free and open to the public.
The exhibit will highlight the lineage of HPU’s esteemed faculty with a broad spectrum of work from the past decades to present time, and also looks to the future. The show includes a variety of paintings, mixed media pieces, furniture designs, photography and prints from various faculty members.
“This exhibition includes nearly all the faculty in the School of Art and Design,” says Maxine Campbell, director of the Sechrest Gallery and instructor in the School of Art and Design. “We are proud to have so many accomplished artists, showing such a diverse range of style and mediums.”
The majority of faculty presenting currently teach at HPU or will be in the future; however, one artist – Raiford Porter – was head of High Point College’s art department for many years and taught at the college from the 1950s to the 1980s. Porter, an esteemed member of the HPU faculty, was a Fulbright Scholar who also studied in India and Mexico and devoted himself to photography upon his retirement.
Other faculty members exhibiting in the show include Allan Beaver, Adrian Boggs, Maxine Campbell, Janis Dougherty, Elizabeth Dull, Cherl Harrison, Cathy Nowicki, Lea Lackey-Zackmann, Karen Maness, Anna Piperato, Scott Raynor, Benita Van Winkle and Andrea Wheless.
Gallery hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, and it is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday and Christmas break, from Dec. 6 through Jan. 7. However, there are some special extended hours. For more information, call 336-803-1815.