Community Exhibit to Focus on Preservation Projects in High Point
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.
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.”