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October 2017

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

October 24 - December 7
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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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Paisley Rekdal

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Rekdal grew up in Seattle, Washington, the daughter of a Chinese American mother and a Norwegian father. She earned a BA from the University of Washington, an MA from the University of Toronto Centre for Medieval Studies, and an MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is the author of the poetry collections A Crash of Rhinos (2000), Six Girls Without Pants (2002), The Invention of the Kaleidoscope (2007), and Imaginary Vessels (2016), as well as the book of essays The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee: Observations…

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HPU Chamber Music Series presents Melinda Whittington, soprano and Ben Blozan, piano

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Melinda Whittington is one of America's most promising young sopranos. Her recital will span classical and contemporary styles, including opera, art song, and jazz. She is joined by HPU piano faculty member Dr. Ben Blozan. Don’t miss this exciting event! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Fall Dance Concert

October 27 - October 28
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 @ 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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Fall Percussion Ensemble Concert

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Percussion Ensemble is a dynamic vehicle for sharing exciting new music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Under the direction of Dr. Danny Frye, the ensemble will perform culturally diverse works for percussion ensemble, including “Taiko” by Scott Harding, “Sacrificial Rite” by David Gillingham, and “Stool Pigeon” by Julie Davila. Open to the Public. No tickets required.

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