As a way of celebrating the past and plans for the future, the High Point Preservation Society and the High Point Museum have partnered to sponsor a student photography exhibit, “History in Art: High Point’s Preservation Projects.” The exhibit will be at the Museum from November 20, 2019 through January 11, 2020.
The exhibit features the work of two photography classes, one from High Point University and one from Guilford Technical Community College. Each class recorded images of key preservation projects in our city. The students from HPU learned about architecture in the area and how to properly record information through photographs for future researchers to utilize in preservation efforts. The GTCC students depicted the beauty of the city’s buildings and their settings. Thirty photographs of High Point landmarks are included in the exhibit. The photos include images of Central High School, the Dalton-Bell Cameron House, the Ecker House, Hedgecock Farm, High Point Passenger Depot, the Lindsay House, the Little Red Schoolhouse, Oakwood Cemetery and the Reverend Blair/John Coltrane Home.
Julie Delgaudio, Jeff Powers of Snow Photography, and Benjamin Briggs, president of the High Point Preservation Society, selected the images for display. Powers developed and mounted the exhibit. High Point University students (Jackie Potter, Allison Myers, Matt Dill, Caroline Weir, Brandon Sayre, Natalia Butcher-Hovington and MacKenzie Williams) were led by Associate Professor of Art Benita VanWinkle. Guilford Technical Community College students (Cristal Zeballos, Luis Castillo. Janice Walton, Jackson Alton , Cameron Brosnan, and Marc Nesi) were led by instructor Patricia Drummond.
The best photograph honor was awarded to GTCC graduate Cristal Zeballos for a photo of the High Point Passenger Depot.
Two programs will be held Wednesday, November 20 and both are free and open to the public. The first will be at 10 a.m. and some of the student photographers will led a discussion about their work. Then at 5:30 p.m., a reception and presentation will be held. The presentation will be by Benjamin Briggs, the president of the High Point Preservation Society, on the topic of “Updates from the Field: High Point’s Preservation Projects.”
Sponsors for this project include Julie Delgaudio, Snow Photography, the High Point Convention and Visitors Bureau, Ann and Jim Morgan, the Southwest Renewal Foundation, Theatre Art Galleries of High Point, Beeson Hardware and Lumber Company, Corelle Cowan and Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Gloria Halstead, and Annette Cox.
The High Point Museum, a division of the High Point Public Library, shares Greater High Point’s history, provides perspective for current issues, and strengthens the sense of community.
The City of High Point aims to serve as the catalyst for bringing together the community’s human, economic and civic resources for the purpose of creating the single most livable, safe and prosperous community in America. For more information on the City, visit www.highpointnc.gov