Sechrest Gallery to Showcase Invention as Art

"The Sechrest Art Gallery at High Point University will feature the work of 11 renowned artists from across the country in its third annual exhibition “VISIONS 2014: Invention as Art.” The exhibit, which opens Aug. 18, will remain in the gallery until Oct. 16. A reception will be held on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.

The VISIONS exhibition explores the realm of inventions in 2D and 3D format, showing artwork in the form of drawings and sculptural works, including kinetic sculpture that started out as invention.

“This third invitational exhibition will bring inventive artistic expression to our campus, some of which will be cutting-edge technology and interactive,” says Maxine Campbell, director and curator of the Sechrest Gallery and instructor in the School of Art and Design.

Notable artists in the exhibition include:

·      NoĆ© Katz, a renowned artist from Mexico City recently relocated to Greensboro, and previously featured in O.Henry Magazine.
·      Michael Aurbach, a nationally known sculptor and professor of Fine Arts at Vanderbilt University.
·      Forceperunit, a collaborative artist team based in New York founded by Timothy McMurray and Jacqueline Weaver. They bring an innovative interactive visual projection component to the exhibit.

Also in conjunction with the exhibition and the Year of the Arts speaker series, internationally-acclaimed Dutch artist Theo Jansen will discuss his “Strandbeest” inventions: constructed PVC pipe and textile “animals” that move and walk with the wind.

“Bringing Mr. Jansen from Holland will give our HPU family the amazing opportunity to experience his presentation on his ‘Strandbeests’ before they are introduced to America in a major way in 2015-16,” adds Campbell.

Gallery hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Admission is free. Call 336-841-4680 for further information.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No.1 by U.S. News and World Report in three categories: No. 1 Best Regional College in the South; No. 1 Up and Coming School in Regional Colleges in the South; and No. 1 for A Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching in Regional Colleges in the South. HPU was named this year the No. 4 private school in NC for the best return on investment, and it is a 2013-14 College of Distinction. The university offers 44 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 11 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at"
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