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September 2014

Sechrest Art Gallery Presents VISIONS 2014: Third Annual Invitational Exhibition “Invention as Art”

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - October 16 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Monday-Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Call 336-841-4685 or 336-803-1815 for more information) Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Art Gallery Open to the Public, No Tickets Required An invention is a unique novel device, method, composition or process.  It may be an improvement something existing, or a new process for creating an object or a result. For an invention to crossover and be designated a work of art it must adhere to certain aesthetic principles and standards. This exhibition…

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Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “High Point University Explores the Art of Seating”

September 1 @ 1:00 pm - December 5 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Monday-Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Call 336-841-4685 or 336-803-1815 for more information) Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Art Gallery Open to the Public, No Tickets Required *Chair Dance Recital – Friday, November 14 at 5:00 pm The university’s School of Art & Design presents an exhibition of innovative student and faculty chair designs. Our exhibit is on display in conjunction with the Reynolda House Museum of American Art’s special exhibit, The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of…

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Dr. Alixandra Yanus

September 30 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Gender plays a powerful role in determining citizens’ willingness to run for public office. This presentation will explore the source and scope of those barriers as well as begin to explore what can be done to narrow this gender gap for future generations. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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October 2014

High Point Community Concert: Windsync

October 2 @ 7:30 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” WindSync has distinguished itself among classical music ensembles as North America’s foremost emerging wind quintet. The ensemble is recognized internationally for dramatic and adventurous programing in venues ranging from concert halls to museums, universities and schools.  The young, energetic group plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building connections with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence. *Professional Dress Required A limited number…

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Marvin Blickenstaff Piano Recital

October 3 @ 7:30 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Marvin Blickenstaff teaches privately in the Philadelphia area and also at The New School for Music Study in Princeton, NJ.  He is former President of the Board of the Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy, and serves on the executive planning committee for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy.  In 2009 he received MTNA’s highest honor, The Achievement Award. The recital will feature some of the world’s favorite piano classics, from Chopin, Schubert, Beethoven, Debussy, and Liszt. Open to the…

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Marvin Blickenstaff Workshop 1

October 4 @ 10:00 am
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Honeymoon or Havoc:  The First Week of Practice on New Repertoire For most students, the first week of practice on a piece determines the final outcome, for many impressions and habits are established in those crucial beginning days.  Depending on how we teachers guide those first days of practice, the learning of a new piece can be a “honeymoon” experience, or can be a seemingly endless struggle to overcome faulty first impressions. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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Marvin Blickenstaff Workshop 2

October 4 @ 2:00 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Doing What Comes Naturally:  Nature’s Clues to Effective Interpretation We know it when we hear it:  the performance sounds “natural” and “right.”  What are the elements that contribute to a “natural” interpretation?  In this presentation we examine the role that gravity, inertia, breath, and heart-beat play in formulating the interpretation of the music we play and teach. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required  

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Sebastian Guerrini

October 7 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Sebastian Guerrini is a Designer in Visual Communication, Postgraduate in Communication Technologies and Doctor of Philosophy in Communication and Image Studies at the University of Kent.  His area of specialty is the analysis and design of Institutional and Corporate Communication.  He has carried out image and identity design in 26 nations. He has developed projects for Amnesty International, Green Building Council, UNICEF, CLASCO and the United Nations.  Author of the graphical version of the Argentina National Emblem, Sebastian also designed…

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HPU Theatre Presents: On the Verge

October 9 @ 7:30 pm - October 15 @ 7:30 pm
Black Box Theatre,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Thursday, October 9 –  Saturday, October 11 and Monday, October 13 – Wednesday, October 15 **No Sunday Showing Black Box Theatre Written by Eric Overmyer On the Verge makes extensive use of esoteric language and pop culture references from the late nineteenth century to 1955. Three intrepid Victorian women explorers embark on an adventure to Lands Unknown in 1888 – only to discover they are adrift in time, eventually arriving at a 1955 Las Vegas casino! Tickets are available for…

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Todd Drake

October 10 @ 5:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Human rights photographer and installation artist, Todd Drake, creates art that addresses human rights issues among marginalized communities.  Working collaboratively with community members, Drake creates images that are both specific and universal and reveals his concern for the most basic of human rights – to be considered fully human.  Drake created the exhibition HELP: Hidden Work, Hidden Lives. He has worked collaboratively with communities including Muslim Americans, undocumented immigrants, and Palestinians. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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HPU Jazz Ensemble Concert

October 10 @ 7:30 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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High Point University will celebrate its talented students and faculty by hosting an evening of music at the Jazz Ensemble Concert, directed by Dr. Robert Faub. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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North Carolina CEO Roundtable

October 15 @ 4:45 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre

Wednesday, October 15 at 4:45 pm Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre   HPU continues its partnership with Business NC Magazine and UNCTV with an informative and thought provoking discussion with some of North Carolina’s top CEOs. The roundtable will be moderated by Dr. Nido Qubein and include David King with LabCorp, NC Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker and Dave Phillips with Phillips Industries. The program will be featured in Business NC and on a future broadcast of UNCTV.  …

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Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “Barbara Nessim: Mad Men Era Artist & Illustrator”

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - December 4 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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October 27 – December 4, 2014 Monday-Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Call 336-841-4685 or 336-803-1815 for more information) Open to the Public, No Tickets Required Internationally-renowned artist, illustrator, and educator, Barbara Nessim has been a vital contributor and influential trendsetter in the art world over the past several decades. Women who built careers as illustrators in the “Mad Men” era NY were few and far between. The work that she produced was a wonderful evocation of the New…

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Beka Butts

October 29 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Beka Butts is an illustrator currently living in Greensboro, NC since her graduation from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2009.  She is a co-founder of the 512 Collective, an artist collective and gallery in High Point, NC that hopes to bring the growing art community in High Point together to create a culture of locally supported artists and makers. She has participated in several artistic festivals and showings including but not limited to: The First Friday Indie…

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November 2014

Percussion Ensemble Concert

November 1 @ 7:30 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Join the HPU Percussion Ensemble for an evening of exciting music, directed by world-renowned marimbist and composer Dr. Nathan Daughtrey.  Open to the Public, No Tickets Required  

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WAGE Roundtable on North Carolina Women Leaders

November 5 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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The WAGE Leadership Project is an interdisciplinary initiative that fosters leadership and professional development skills in students across disciplines. This roundtable will include area leaders discussing their experiences, focusing on gender equity and its impact on leadership, civic engagement, and professional achievement. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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Phoenix Reading Series: Etgar Keret

November 6 @ 7:00 pm
Extraordinaire Cinema, R.G. Wanek Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Etgar Keret is an Israeli writer known for his short stories, graphic novels, and scriptwriting for film and television.  His work has garnered international awards in literature and film. His stories and graphic novels have been printed in English and his films have been featured at the Sundance Film Festival and the Canne Film Festival. National Public Radio has aired excerpts from eight of his stories.  He has received the Prime Minister’s award for literature, and the Ministry of Culture’s…

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Barbara Nessim

November 7 @ 7:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Barbara Nessim is an American artist, illustrator, and educator.  As a young professional, she broke gender boundaries as one of very few full-time professional female illustrators in the United States during the 1960s.  She entered the highly competitive field of graphic design by illustrating record album covers, and magazine covers for Rolling Stone, Time, Ms, New York Magazine, and The Boston Globe.  She was a pioneer in the practice of digital art and illustration and has since used the computer…

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Greensboro Symphony Presents “Eroica”

November 7 @ 7:30 pm
Pauline Theater, Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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The Greensboro Symphony explores the fine line between Heroes and Villains this November 7th at High Point University. Initially written in celebration of Napoleon’s revolutionary regime, Beethoven’s Symphony #3 swiftly changed course when Bonaparte revealed his true intentions & proclaimed himself Emperor of the French in 1804. Disgusted by Napoleon’s thirst for power, Beethoven dramatically ripped up the title page, re-named it “Sinfonia eroica” and established it as one of the most legendary works of the 19th century. Russian pianist…

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Jim Cathcart

November 19 @ 5:30 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Serial entrepreneur Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE will be sharing his personal success strategies plus the insights he has gained during this past year through over 100 interviews he conducted with self-made millionaires and highly successful entrepreneurs. He has found that the personal attributes you develop as an entrepreneur can have as much impact on your success as do the business ideas upon which your enterprise is built. Open to the Public, No Tickets Required

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    Sechrest Art Gallery Presents VISIONS 2014: Third Annual Invitational Exhibition “Invention as Art”
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    Sechrest Art Gallery Presents “High Point University Explores the Art of Seating”
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