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August 2017

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

August 22 - October 13
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.

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September 2017

HPU Piano Competition: Funded by The Randall Thomas Johnson Trust

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The High Point University Piano Competition brings 3 finalists to campus for our September 9th event to compete for cash prizes.  Finalists are selected by the HPU piano faculty from a pool of submissions.  The three finalists will then compete for first, second and third place cash prizes determined by outside judges brought to campus. This is a national competition open to pianists ages 15 through 25. This event is open to the public. No tickets required.  

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“Hunt Seat and Equitation” Opening Reception

September 13 @ 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.

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Voyager Golden Record 40th Anniversary Concert

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Department of Music celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Voyager spacecraft's Golden Record with performances of selections from the disc. In 1977 the Voyager spacecraft launched carrying a gold-plated phonograph record with images and sounds that portray the diversity of life and culture on earth.  The concert features music by Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong,  Blind Willie Johnson, and folk music from around the world.   Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Building Foodway Bridges in the Nuevo New South

September 21
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Dr. Steven Alvarez is an activist, educator, and scholar who has successfully combined his passion for college education with meaningful interventions in the community. He has presented in many universities throughout the United States and has recently received attention in several national media outlets for his pedagogical initiative “taco literacy,” which attempts to locate culture in quotidian food artifacts that we have discounted as culturally inconsequential. In this talk, Dr. Alvarez will provide practical strategies for thinking about everyday cultural…

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HPU Chamber Music Series: A Schumann Hour

September 24 @ 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 @ 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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