Artist Mark Horton at Wingate University

Autumn Reflections by Mark Horton
Contact: Jennifer Gaskins (704) 233-8117
Director of Marketing and Communications

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University will hold an artist's talk and reception featuring the works of Mark Horton on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in the Batte Center. Horton teaches internationally and will show images of his work and his travels. Horton paints beyond the literal scene to capture nature in a way that reflects his own sensibilities.

The former Wingate student is co-owner of Horton Hayes Gallery in Charleston, S.C. His exhibit at Wingate runs through Nov. 21 and is entitled "A Decade of Painting."

Founded in 1896, Wingate University is a comprehensive university with more than 2,500 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. The university offers 34 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support they need to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life. The campus community offers in-class learning, out-of-class experiences, strong mentors, a competitive yet caring environment and rewarding community service opportunities for a complete educational experience.

In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 19 NCAA Division II sports, and the University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past five years.