Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Bonnie Christensen Scheduled for Book Signing on Dec. 8

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WILSON, N.C. – Children’s book author and illustrator Bonnie Christensen returns to the Barton College campus for a book signing and reception, celebrating her latest work “Django: World’s Greatest Jazz Guitarist.” Sponsored by the Friends of Hackney Library, the event will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the library.  Light refreshments will be served. Copies of “Django” and Christensen’s other works will be available for purchase and signing at the event. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. “Django,” which debuted in September 2009, tells the story of Django Reinhardt. During his childhood, […]

Barton College Ushers In the Christmas Season on Dec. 1

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WILSON, N.C. – The Lighting of the Luminaries, a long-standing tradition for the Barton College community, will usher in the Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration. The celebration will begin with a festive candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m.  Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 5 p.m., students will begin lighting over 1,700 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus, and at 6 p.m., students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the College, and […]

Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Pianist Boaz Sharon

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WILSON, N.C. – Internationally renowned concert pianist, educator, and recording artist Boaz Sharon will perform Beethoven’s first piano concerto as guest soloist with the Barton College / Wilson Symphony Orchestra, as members make their debut performance in the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre. The annual Fall Concert is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 22, at 3 p.m. The orchestra will also perform Haydn’s symphony no. 100, the “Military Symphony,” so titled because of Haydn’s unusual use of wind and percussion instruments. “We are so excited about presenting this concert with such a dynamic soloist in our wonderful new performing venue,” shared conductor Mark N. Peterson. “The acoustics, sight lines […]

Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting For Godot” Arrives on the Barton Stage Thursday, Nov. 12

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WILSON, N.C. – On Thursday, Nov. 12, the new Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College will open its doors for the theatre’s inaugural student production, “Waiting for Godot” by Samuel Beckett.  Evening performances will be held Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 12-14, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. “Samuel Beckett’s complex and magnificent ‘Waiting for Godot’ is a challenging work that has been called “the greatest play of the 20th century,” and is by all accounts a modern classic,” shared Adam Twiss, director of Theatre of Barton. Twiss explained that Beckett lived, worked, and wrote in France and Ireland during both world […]

North Carolina Landscapes Featured In Painting Exhibition

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton Art Galleries will host the work of acclaimed painter J. Chris Wilson in an exhibition titled “From Murphy to Manteo-An Artist’s Scenic Journey.” Although a native of Georgia, Wilson has resided in North Carolina since the early 1970s and brings to the audience a serene visage of natural wonder found in the state. “From Murphy to Manteo-An Artist’s Scenic Journey” will be on display from November 8 to December 9. The opening reception is Sunday, Nov. 8, from 2 – 4 p.m. This event is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. J. Chris Wilson will present a lecture […]

“Pray The Devil Back To Hell” Documentary Screening Scheduled For Saturday, Nov. 7 at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College’s Campus Compassion student program will present the documentary “Pray the Devil Back to Hell” on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Howard Chapel.  This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. “This documentary chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Christian and Muslim Liberian women who come together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their country,” shared the Reverend Hollie Woodruff, chaplain of Barton College and advisor of the Campus Compassion program. Barton College purchased the rights to share this film with area church congregations as the College’s Campus Compassion program […]