The High Point Museum and the Theatre Art Galleries are hosting “Look & Learn: The Art & Architecture of Louis F. Voorhees” Thursday, July 21 at 10 am at Theatre Art Galleries, 220 E. Commerce Avenue, High Point. The program will be presented by Benjamin Briggs, Preservation Greensboro executive director, and Van Voorhees Trivette, granddaughter of Louis Voorhees.
Voorhees, designer of the beloved Little Red Schoolhouse, earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in architecture at the University of Michigan. He came to High Point in 1924 and practiced until his retirement in 1965. He left numerous examples of High Point's landscapes, portraits, still life, industrial and residential scenes.
Theatre Art Galleries is displaying “The Art & Architecture of Louis F. Voorhees” until August 5. The exhibit is divided into two sections – one focusing on his art and the other focusing on his architecture.
Also, hear the latest news on the Little Red Schoolhouse moving and restoration project from High Point Museum director Edith Brady. Free with reservation by Wednesday, July 20. Call 336-885-1859 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Many people are aware that Louis Voorhees designed the Little Red Schoolhouse, but they may not be aware of how many other buildings around town he designed or that he was a fairly prolific artist," Brady said. "We hope people will leave this program with a greater understanding of his impact on our city."
The High Point Museum, a division of the High Point Public Library, is dedicated to sharing Greater High Point’s history, providing perspective for current issues, and strengthening 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