Connoisseurship in Art and the Decorative Arts: First in Barton’s “Lunch and Lecture” Art Seminar Series

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WILSON, N.C. — “Connoisseurship in Art and the Decorative Arts,” the first seminar in a new “Lunch and Lecture Series” hosted by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Led by Barton’s professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson, this lunch workshop will highlight and cover issues leading to a higher level of connoisseurship for participants and will address topics that will meet the needs of the artist, the collector, and the consumer. The “Lunch and Lecture” cost is $10 for Friends of Visual Art members and $20 for non-members. To register as a Friend […]

Author Martin Clark to Speak at Barton’s Friends of Hackney Library Fall Dinner and Lecture on Oct. 9

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Reservation Deadline is Friday, Oct. 5 WILSON, N.C. — If John Grisham’s legal thrillers are your cup of tea, then Martin Clark will provide even heartier fare with his sometimes humorous, sometimes white-knuckled, always satisfying courtroom dramas as the featured author for the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Fall Dinner and Lecture.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Hardy Alumni Hall.  A book signing and wine reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through Oct. 5. Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may […]

Rare Books / Special Collections Expert Patrick Scott To Speak on Tuesday, Oct. 2

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome Dr. Patrick Scott, Research Fellow for Scottish Collections and Distinguished Professor of English Literature for the University of South Carolina Libraries, on Tuesday, Oct. 2. He will present the lecture “ What Old Books Tell Us About Writers and Readers.”  The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. There is no charge for the lecture, and the community is invited to attend. Now retired after 34 years in the English Department at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Scott previously served as Director of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections […]

Betty Ray McCain to Be Honored with John T. Caldwell Award on October 5 in Wilson

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Night of Celebration of Statewide Humanities Honors to Be Anchored By the Caldwell Lecture in the Humanities Delivered by Governor Jim Hunt GREENSBORO, NC (September 26, 2012) – The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will honor North Carolinian Betty Ray McCain as the recipient of the 2012 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, October 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre at Barton College in Wilson, NC. The event is free and open to the public. In addition, Governor James B. Hunt, Jr., will deliver the annual Caldwell Lecture […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony Presents the “Downtown” Concert for the Wilson Community on Friday, Oct. 5

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their first concert of the 2012-2013 season on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church located at 100 Green Street in Wilson. Open to the public at no charge, the “Downtown” Concert will feature baritone Joel Gay, the associate music director of the First United Methodist Church, singing arias and songs by Mozart, Bach, and Schubert. The program will also feature a concerto for two oboes by Vivaldi and Schubert’s Symphony No.5. The community is invited to attend. “We are all so excited to present this gift to the Wilson community,” shared Mark N. Peterson, […]

Photographer and Editor Michael Itkoff to Speak About Photography Publishing on Sept. 24

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host “The Evolving Landscape of Photography Publishing” lecture with featured speaker Michael Itkoff, founding editor of “Daylight Magazine,” on Monday, Sept. 24. The lecture, one of several in the 2012-2013 Art Seminar Series, will be held in the Barton Art Galleries at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Itkoff will discuss the magazine’s programmatic activities in the context of the changing landscape of photography publishing. Since 2003, “Daylight Magazine” has engaged in innovative photographic publishing and community art projects by re-imagining the documentary mode. Through collaboration […]

Book Signing With Historian Jeff Broadwater on Sept. 18 at Hackney Library

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WILSON, N.C. — Plan to join the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library on Tuesday, Sept. 18, for a book signing with author Dr. Jeff Broadwater at the College. The book signing will be held from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in Hackney Library. Refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Broadwater, a professor of history at Barton, will sign copies of his latest book, “James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation” (University of North Carolina Press, 2012). This book, available for purchase that evening, is a selection of the History Book […]

Barton Welcomes Zelda Lockhart for Boone Southern Authors Series on Sept. 17

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome author Zelda Lockhart as the featured speaker for the annual Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series. The lecture will be held on Monday, Sept. 17, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. The program is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Lockhart is the author of three novels. “Fifth Born II: The Hundredth Turtle” (2010), a Lambda Literary Festival Award Finalist, is the subject of a traveling panel discussion on African Americans and HIV/AIDS in African American Literature. “Cold Running Creek” (2007), a work of historical fiction, won an Honor Fiction […]

Betty Ray McCain To Receive The John T. Caldwell Award For The Humanities On Oct. 5

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Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. to Deliver the Caldwell Lecture for the Humanities GREENSBORO, N.C.  – The trustees of the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, have chosen North Carolinian Betty Ray McCain as the recipient of the 2012 John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities, the Council’s most prestigious public humanities honor. The award ceremony is scheduled for October 5, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Lauren Kennedy and Allen Campbell Theater at Barton College in Wilson, N.C. The event is free and open to the public. Governor James B. Hunt Jr., currently a partner of Womble, Carlyle Sandridge […]

Tom Parham to be Featured Speaker at Barton College’s 111th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce Tom Parham, class of 1963, as the featured speaker for the 111th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 28, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. Each fall, Opening Convocation signifies the official opening of the College’s academic session.  “An important event in the life of a college, Convocation helps set the tone for the academic year and provides an opportunity for Barton to invite the greater college community to share the excitement of beginning a new school year,” said Dr. John P. Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College. “For freshmen, it […]