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August 2016

Sechrest Art Gallery: Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

August 22 - December 7
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Call 336-841-4680 or contact Ariel Morgan at amorgan@highpoint.edu for more information.) This traveling exhibition will showcase the work of 39 artists who have transformed thousands of anti-Semitic and racist books into an uplifting and dynamic exhibit. It will be visually powerful, thought-provoking, sometimes humorous, always challenging, and ultimately deeply moving.  

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Chapel Services

August 24, 2016 - April 26, 2017
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Every Wednesday the university community gathers to deepen its soul through song, prayer, preaching and meditative silence. It’s a time to move from the chaos of life to the most important things in life: community, care of self, and creativity of God’s spirit that transforms the world. Join us from 5:30 p.m. - 6:20 p.m. in the Hayworth Chapel with fellowship and small group discussion to follow. Reverend Preston Davis (Minister to the University) preaches at each service, unless otherwise…

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December 2016

Holiday Symphonic Band Concert

December 5 @ 7:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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HPU Symphonic Band will present its annual Holiday Concert. Featuring traditional Christmas carols, multi-cultural works, and holiday favorites, this concert will start your holiday season right. New this year, attendees are encouraged to participate in an “ugly Christmas sweater” contest at the event. Join us for a night of delightful music celebrating the Christmas season. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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Community Christmas Celebration

December 14 @ 5:30 pm - December 15 @ 5:30 pm
Jane and Gene Kester International Promenade,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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You are invited to bring the family and take a stroll down the festive Jane and Gene Kester International Promenade, enjoy Christmas music, beautiful decorations, hot chocolate, and more. Children may have a complimentary photo taken with Santa, and he’s bringing gifts too! No tickets required. Open to the public.

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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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Greensboro Symphony presents Dmitri Masleev with Russian masterworks

January 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Greensboro Symphony presents an evening of Russian romance with Dmitri Masleev, 1st prize winner of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, playing Rachmaninov’s beloved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. “Rhapsody” remains one of Rachmaninov’s most popular and familiar works, revered by classical connoisseurs and novices alike—and Masleev, lauded by critics for impeccable technique, lyricism and spontaneity, will perform the masterpiece with characteristic brilliance and passion. Also featured on the program is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique,” one of the…

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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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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Timothy O’Keefe and Joanna Ruocco

January 26, 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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Timothy O’Keefe’s first book, The Goodbye Town, won the FIELD Poetry Prize and was published by Oberlin College Press in 2011. It was later a “Featured Book” on Poetry Daily, and in the fall of 2012, ranked #15 on The Poetry Foundation’s Contemporary Bestseller list. His poems and lyric essays have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Best American Poetry, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Seneca Review, VOLT, and elsewhere. He teaches writing and literature at Piedmont College,…

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Sidney Outlaw and Warren Jones

January 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
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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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. It will be curated by Greg Shelnutt. Greg Shelnutt is a sculptor, Professor, and Chair of the Department of Art at…

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As You Like It: By William Shakespeare

February 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - February 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Black Box Theatre,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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February 16-18 and 20-22, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Shakespeare’s lighthearted comedy features Rosalind, one of his greatest characters.  Banished from her home, she 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, laughs, and identity along her journey.  Join us on this immersive audience experience, as we take you into the magical forest for an adventure of your own. A limited number of complimentary tickets will…

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HPU Chamber Music Series: The Czeck Quartet

February 19, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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While the "French Six" and the "Russian Five" actually refer to groups of loosely banded composers, the "Czech Quartet" designates a now disbanded string quartet and appears on a kitschy postcard picturing this program's four composers - Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884), Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904), Leos Janácek (1854-1928), and Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Spring Dance Concert

February 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - February 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
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

Sechrest Art Gallery: Faculty Exhibition 2017

March 13, 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 for more information.            

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Piano Recital: Yi-Yang Chen

March 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 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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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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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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Charles Franklin Finch lecture: Faith and Doubt in the Modern World: Christian Witness in the 21st Century and Engagements with its Cultured Despisers

March 27, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Charles Marsh is the Commonwealth professor of religious studies and director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and the University of Virginia, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1989. Is belief in God a product of wishful thinking? Is religious belief a symptom of neurotic behavior? If there is no God, is everything permissible? Is atheism (new and old) parasitic on the moral convictions inspired by religion?…

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April 2017

HPU Theatre Presents: Steve Martin’s The Underpants

April 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - April 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Empty Space Theatre,
One University Parkway
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Thursday, April 6 – Saturday, April 8 at 7:30pm Monday, April 10 – Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30pm A wild comedy about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers accidentally fall down in public. Though Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal, it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available at…

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