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November 2016

Faculty Cultural Enrichment Series: Cynthia Leibrock

November 1, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall, One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Cynthia Leibrock MA, ASID, Hon. IIDA, is an award winning author, international lecturer and universal designer with over thirty years of experience. Her life-long mission is to improve health and longevity through universal design. She is the principal/founder of EASY ACCESS TO HEALTH, LLC located in Livermore, Colorado. The firm offers consulting services in patient centered design, planning for independent living, product analysis, and judiciary witness services. Prominent projects include The Betty Ford Center, the UCLA Medical Center, automotive interior…

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January 2017

Visions 2017: Food For Thought

January 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - March 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Our Fifth Annual Invitational exhibition, which is open to all for submissions will tie in with the university’s Common Experience theme for the academic year. In January the emphasis will be on Exercising Food Justice, looking at connections among injustice, hunger and food production. In February the topic will be The Culture of Food which is about food diversity. This exhibition will address those issues and more.  It will be curated by Greg Shelnutt who is the Department of Art Chair at…

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HPU Chamber Music Series: Vive la France

January 22, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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French poetry, French art, and French cuisine - what's not to love? With French music, it's much the same: few cultures can consistently rival the elegance, the refinement, and the sophistication and sensuousness of sound that you will hear in this program of works by Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), and others! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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“Short Stories,” featuring Peter Seidenberg, cello and Hui-Mei Lin, piano

January 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Peter Seidenberg has played in major halls throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. He made his solo debut with the Chicago Symphony, and has since appeared as soloist with many orchestras including Century Orchestra of Osaka, New American Chamber Orchestra, De Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Soloists, and the Eastman-Rochester Philharmonic. The “Short Stories” program features a number of brief works including both nineteenth-century classics and contemporary masterpieces. This concert, open to the public, is the culminating event in…

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Sidney Outlaw and Warren Jones

January 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Lauded by The New York Times as a "terrific singer" and The San Francisco Chronicle as "an opera powerhouse", Sidney Outlaw was the Grand Prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe in 2010 and continues to delight audiences in the U.S. and abroad with his rich and versatile baritone and engaging stage presence.  A recent graduate of the Merola Opera Program and former member of the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, this…

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Sidney Outlaw Vocal Masterclass

January 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Baritone Sidney Outlaw instructs HPU students and the community in a vocal masterclass. Lauded by The New York Times as a “terrific singer” and The San Francisco Chronicle as “an opera powerhouse”, Sidney Outlaw was the Grand Prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe in 2010 and continues to delight audiences in the U.S. and abroad with his rich and versatile baritone and engaging stage presence. This masterclass is open to the public, no tickets required.

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February 2017

Visions 2017: Food For Thought, Opening Reception and Talk by sculptor Greg Shelnutt

February 2, 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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Our Fifth Annual Invitational exhibition ties in with the university’s Common Experience theme for the academic year. In January the emphasis will be on Exercising Food Justice, looking at connections among injustice, hunger and food production. In February the topic will be The Culture of Food which is about food diversity. This exhibition will address those issues and more. The presenter for this event is the exhibit's curator Greg Shelnutt. He is a sculptor, Professor, and Chair of the Department of Art…

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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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