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February 2017

As You Like It: By William Shakespeare

February 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - February 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Oak Hallow Mall Oasis Food Court, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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February 16th, February 18th and February 20th-22nd at 7:30 pm. Join us for a unique adventure as High Point University's Department of Theatre & Dance performs AS YOU LIKE IT. Banished from her home, Rosalind finds herself disguised as a man in the Forest of Arden, amid fools, shepherds, cynics, and bandits. Our clever and full-hearted heroine finds love, laughter and identity along her journey. We hope you'll join us for an immersive theatrical experience unlike any other, featuring: Wrestling! Power ballads!…

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Spring Dance Concert

February 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - February 24, 2017 @ 9:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Our annual Spring Dance Concert will share and showcase the talents of students, including works choreographed by Lindsey Howie, HPU instructor of dance; adjunct professor Christine Stevens; student choreographers Maddie Casadonte, Nicole Drinkwater and Amanda Rossi.  Each piece will vary in style and theme, and will be performed by students of High Point University. The students are not only involved in performing, but are the stage managers for the concert, and are also involved in the design process for lighting the dance pieces and…

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March 2017

Piano Recital: Yi-Yang Chen

March 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Taiwanese pianist Yi-Yang Chen, 22, has been training on piano since age 8. He was admitted as a graduate student to Robert McDonald and Jerome Lowenthal at The Juilliard School in 2012 and obtained his Master of Music in piano performance in 2014. Chen is currently a doctoral student in piano performance at Eastman School of Music, where he also received a Bachelor of Music while studying under Douglas Humpherys. He has attended the Perlman Music Program, Taos School of Music…

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Sechrest Art Gallery: Faculty Exhibition 2017

March 14, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This exhibition will feature the work of our esteemed faculty. Our professors are presenting their most recent studio works of art showcasing a wide range of mediums and styles. Opening Reception will be Thursday, March 23 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm.   Sechrest Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm Please call 336-841-4680 or email amorgan@highpoint.edu for more information.            

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Design Artist Lecture: Art Chantry

March 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Art Chantry is a graphic designer provocateur from Tacoma, Washington that utilizes analog techniques while celebrating the arcane and obscure. His work can be seen on record covers (over 200 design credits to his name), t-shirts, posters, products, and the walls of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chantry’s pieces are in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre. His writings and musings on art, pop and  design culture can be…

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Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

March 23, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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For this exhibition we feature the work of our esteemed faculty. Our professors are presenting their most recent studio works of art showcasing a wide range of mediums and styles. No tickets required. Open to the public. Please call 336-841-4680 or email amorgan@highpoint.edu for more information.

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An Evening With Chris Abani

March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall, One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Dr. Chris Abani is an acclaimed author of over a dozen works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Born in Nigeria to an Igbo father and English mother, he grew up in Afikpo, Nigeria, received a BA in English from Imo State University, Nigeria, an MA in English, Gender and Culture from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. He has resided in the United States since 2001. He…

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April 2017

Ceramics Talk With Fred Johnston

April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Fred Johnston is an internationally known ceramicist from the Seagrove area in North Carolina.  He creates functional and nonfunctional forms and tiles and says of his work “I question how I can extend the tradition of pottery.  What can I contribute?  I am not interested in pots that are mindless, shallow imitations and replications of the past.  I believe in the idea of cross-fertilization and playfulness.  The mixing and matching of different cultures, motifs, and art styles are fertile ground,…

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Spring Orchestra and Choral Concert

April 11, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The High Point University Community Orchestra, conducted by HPU Associate Professor of Music Dr. Brian Meixner, will join forces with the HPU Choirs, prepared by Dr. Elizabeth Doebler, for a performance of A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms.  A large-scale work for orchestra and choir, A German Requiem is one of the most significant compositions of the 19th century and arguably the most important work of Brahms, a musical titan of the Romantic era.  This work features HPU voice faculty Dr. Scott MacLeod, baritone,…

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August 2017

Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Hunt Seat and Equitation” By Elise Schweitzer

August 22, 2017 - October 13, 2017
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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A collection of paintings and drawings exploring the visual conventions of the equitation style of horseback riding. This series is also an examination of that strange visual overlay found in competitive horse shows of nineteenth century fashion, sharp black boots and black blazers and beautiful horses, jumbled up with electric blue North face fleeces and Gatorade bottles. Please call 336-841-4680 for more information. Open to the public. No tickets required.   The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from 9:00 am –…

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September 2017

“Hunt Seat and Equitation” Opening Reception

September 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Artist Talk by Elise Schweitzer starting at 5pm. Please call 336-841-4680 for more information. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Chamber Music Series: A Schumann Hour

September 24, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Join us for performances of Robert Schumann's Papillons Op. 2 and excerpts from his Sonata in F Minor Op. 14, given by HPU piano faculty member Robert Hallquist. To conclude, Hallquist will partner with HPU violin faculty member Matt Kiefer in Schumann's Violin/Piano Sonata in A Minor Op. 105. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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October 2017

Building Bridges Through Art

October 3, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Argentinean artist Fernanda Piamonti has been awarded many national and international awards during her career. In 2008, she participated in an International Scholarship in Saint Martí de Empuriers, Spain, with the idea of working with “the circular space.” Terraces of overlooks allowed her to see complete 360 degree panoramic views. In 2014 and 2016, she obtained artist residencies in the Cité International des Arts, Paris in order to carry out a project on the aerial panoramic. The panoramic works delved into…

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HPU Theatre Presents: Seascape by Edward Albee

October 5, 2017 - October 11, 2017
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Thursday, October 5 – Saturday, October 7th Monday, October 9 – Wednesday, October 11th No performance on Sunday. Starts at 7:30pm each night.   On a deserted stretch of beach a middle-aged couple, relaxing after a picnic lunch, talk idly about home, family and their life together. She sketches, he naps, and then, suddenly, they are joined by two sea creatures—lizards who have decided to leave the ocean depths and come ashore. Initial fear, and then suspicion of each other, are…

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Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Murta-Kruti” By Vilas Tonape

October 24, 2017 - December 7, 2017
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Opening Reception Thursday November 9, 2017 from 4 to 6PM with Artist Talk 5PM by Vilas Tonape. Sanskrit for “Embodied Creation”, Murta-Kruti is a series of portraiture and figure works by artist and Methodist University Art Department Chair, Vilas Tonape. Murta-Kruti celebrates the uniqueness of the individual human form, with contemporary realism rooted in classical inspiration.   Open to the public. No tickets required.   The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from 9:00 am – noon and from 1:00 pm…

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Fall Dance Concert

October 27, 2017 - October 28, 2017
Black Box Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Performance will begin at 7:30pm. The Department of Theatre and Dance is proud to share and showcase the talents of students in the first ever Fall Dance Concert. We are asking attendees to bring a school supply item for us to donate to our local schools.  We have a lot to be thankful for and we want us to pass that along to help out the community. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available for the general public…

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Melinda Whittington Masterclass

October 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Melinda is one of America’s most promising young opera artists. She is singing major roles at leading national and international opera houses. Following an exciting performance with the Chamber Music Series, Melinda will lead a masterclass where HPU singers are guided by Melinda’s instruction, culminating in a discussion about developing careers in the arts, overcoming challenges, and staying focused in a highly competitive environment. This is a public event. No tickets are required.

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November 2017

“Murta-Kruti” Opening Reception

November 9, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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    Open to the public. No tickets required.

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January 2018

Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Connections” By Kyle Lusk

January 11, 2018 - March 2, 2018
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Opening Reception Thursday January 11, 2018 from 5 to 7PM with Artist Talk at 6PM by Kyle Lusk. The Sechrest Gallery is generally open from 9:00 am – noon and from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday. The exhibit will feature works in steel,  cast iron and bronze and will also include maquettes for large scale public works. Kyle Van Lusk was born and raised in Brevard, N.C. and from a very young age was encouraged by his family to become…

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“Connections” By Kyle Lusk Opening Reception

January 11, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Kyle Lusk, born and raised in Brevard, NC, is known for his exhibits that feature works in steel, cast iron, and bronze. Lusk has created and exhibited work in galleries and public venues throughout the southeast. This particular exhibit will also include maquttes for large scale public works. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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