Elsie Dinsmore Popkin

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New Exhibit Opens at Sechrest Gallery
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 22, 2004

High Point University will open a new exhibit, "Colorscapes," displaying the landscape pastels and charcoal drawings of Elsie Dinsmore Popkin on Jan. 27 in the Darrell Sechrest Gallery of Art.

Popkin's landscape paintings in the High Point exhibit colorfully depict the sights of the Carolinas. Her charcoal drawings of famous musicians were inspired and created during rehearsals at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival.

"Popkin's breathtaking pastels touch all of those who feel connected to this region and with music," said Andrea Wheless, gallery curator and the university art department's coordinator for visual arts.

Popkin is represented by Uptown Gallery in New York. Her works are featured in several private collections and museum collections.

Located in the Charles E. and Pauline Lewis Hayworth Fine Arts Center, the Sechrest Gallery will feature Popkin's work through April 29. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The opening reception for the exhibit will be Feb. 5 from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is invited to Popkin's lecture on Feb. 26 at 11 a.m. in the Performance Hall of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, which will be followed by a walk-through and discussion with the artist.