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Queens' new Hodges Taylor Humanities Campus opens in Center City

12/02/10 -  

Queens University of Charlotte's Hayworth College for Adult Studies is excited to announce a collaboration with Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy on a new Humanities Campus located in Uptown Charlotte.

This new partnership brings continuing education fine arts and humanities courses to Charlotte's busy Center City, where thousands of adults work and live.

Classes are held in Hodges Taylor's private gallery space where students are surrounded by inspiring works of art that stir creativity.  Program offerings include traditional courses and artist lectures to stimulate the mind.

"We are very excited to be the Uptown partner of Queens," said Christie Taylor, owner and president of Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy.  "As a Queens alumna, I know how special the university is, and I am glad that our gallery location will allow Queens to have a larger presence in Center City."

The new Humanities Campus is on North Tryon Street between 7th and 8th streets.  Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy, formerly Hodges Taylor Gallery, provides art consulting services to businesses and individual collectors, and maintains a private gallery space offering programs that stimulate creative conversation. 

The new campus is an ideal location for anyone who lives or works near Uptown, but also convenient for adults outside of Center City as there is free parking available underneath the building after 5 p.m.  Most programs are offered in the evenings to accommodate busy work and family schedules.

The partnership between Queens and Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy enhances both organizations' abilities to expand their offerings to a wider audience.

"Queens is committed to transforming the lives of students of all ages," said Krista Tillman, dean of Hayworth College for Adult Studies at Queens.  "Our new Uptown location at Hodges Taylor Humanities Campus will provide affordable learning opportunities to adults interested in being exposed to the humanities and fine arts."

Upcoming classes to be held at the Hodges Taylor Humanities Campus include:

Poetry Writing for Beginners: Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Poet Tony Abbott will teach beginners how to write poetry by focusing on imagery, form, sound and rhythm, and the process of revision.

Journaling Through Automatic Writing: Mar. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Author Gilda Mornia Syverson will inspire and unearth the writer and/or artist in each person by stimulating his or her thoughts and memories.  The gallery's artwork will also provide inspiration to students.  Over lunch, Syverson will discuss journaling and automatic writing.

Art and Philosophy Series: Jan 19, Feb.16, Mar.16, Apr. 20 and May 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Eric Mullis, a professor of philosophy at Queens, will discuss various aspects of the aesthetics and philosophy of art. Topics include artistic improvisation, dance and dance technology, philosophy and photography, nature aesthetics, and everyday aesthetics/ethics.

For more information about the Hodges Taylor Humanities Campus, or to register for upcoming courses, visit continuing education.

Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-ed, Presbyterian-affiliated comprehensive university with a commitment to both liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of historic Charlotte, Queens serves approximately 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students through its College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education, the James L. Knight School of Communication, Hayworth College for Adult Studies and the Andrew Blair College of Health which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing.

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