Wilson’s “From Murphy to Manteo” Paintings On View in the House Chamber of the Legislative Building

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WILSON, N.C. — There is another historic first for Barton’s artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson in the Capital District. Wilson’s “From Murphy to Manteo—An Artist’s Scenic Journey” paintings are on view in the House Chamber of the North Carolina Legislative Building. The Legislative Building, designed by the celebrated architect Edward Durell Stone, has just celebrated its 50th anniversary, and this is the first time paintings have been exhibited or hung in the House of Representatives Chamber. In 2003, Wilson had the first regional retrospective exhibition in North Carolina, maybe in the South. The exhibition was simultaneously displayed in seven venues in three cities and was composed of 140 of his paintings. Wilson […]

Barton’s President’s List and Dean’s List for Spring Semester

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College named 65 students to the President’s List and 279 students to the Dean’s List for spring semester 2013. President’s List students compiled a perfect 4.0 grade point average; Dean’s List students achieved a grade point average of 3.3 or better on a four-point scale. President’s List, by hometown — Ayden — Roger Wade West. Andover, N.H. — Michaela Ashten Trefethen. Angier — Leighanne Nicole Jones. Bailey — Nickey Joe Brown. Belews Creek — Richard Edward Jernigan Jr. Bladenboro — Hayley Renee Baxley. Cannock, Staffordshire, United Kingdom — Richard James Worthy. Clayton — Ella Edwards Harrison. Durham — Matthew Todd Adams and Allison Dumas Dellinger. Elm City — Matthew Dwight Farmer and […]

Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson To Host A Painting Workshop In Wilmington July 19-20

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will be hosting a painting demonstration in his Wilmington studio on July 19 and 20. The demonstration will take place from 10 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Participants may attend any part or the entire two-day event. Wilson will begin a painting on Friday and complete the painting by the end of the scheduled demonstration on Saturday. Participants will be observing the process as Wilson develops a painting from beginning to conclusion. He will explain each step and take time to answer questions while he is painting. This is the first of several artist-in-residence events scheduled […]

Lange’s “Cabinet of Curiosities” Solo Exhibition on View in Greenville June 7-Aug. 30

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Barton College’s Gerard Lange, associate professor of art, will be recognized with a solo exhibition Cabinet of Curiosities on display at Emerge Gallery in Greenville from June 7 – August 30. An opening reception will be held on June 7, from 5 – 8 p.m.  For additional information about the exhibition, please take time to visit the artist’s web site at http://gerardlange.com/PortfolioPages/CBNT/CBNT_statement.html Artist Statement: To some extent I have always approached photography as if I were a cultural anthropologist, using the camera as a tool to collect specimens and conduct research. Perhaps this notion was influenced but my rearing in a family of scientists. Or, perhaps it came from travelling […]

Barton College Announces 2013 Graduates

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WILSON, N.C. — Two hundred and thirty Barton College seniors received diplomas on Sunday, May 12, during the school’s 111th annual commencement exercises. Participating in the ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2012 and May 2013, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. Graduates are listed by their hometowns; their names are followed by degrees and majors and, where applicable, honors will appear in parentheses. Graduates obtaining a grade point average of 3.90 or higher are graduated summa cum laude; 3.60 or higher, magna cum laude; and 3.30 or higher, cum laude. The Class of 2013 at Barton College includes: […]

111th Commencement Exercises Held Sunday at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — Mother’s Day proved a perfect backdrop as graduating students’ families joined the Barton College community on the campus green for Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 12. Dr. Assad Meymandi delivered the commencement address. Some 230 seniors participated in the 111th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his ninth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Kelly M. Thompson, interim provost and vice president for external relations, presented the graduating class. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2012 and May 2013, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. The […]

Dr. Assad Meymandi to Speak at Barton College’s 111th Commencement on Sunday

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Commencement Exercises Scheduled for Sunday, May 12, at 1:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Assad Meymandi, distinguished psychiatrist, humanist, scholar, and philanthropist will be the featured speaker at the 111th annual commencement exercises of Barton College scheduled for Sunday, May 12, on center campus at 1:30 p.m. Wilson Gymnasium is the rain site. Dr. Norval C. Kneten will preside over his tenth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Kelly M. Thompson, interim provost and vice president for external relations, will present the graduating class of approximately 230 seniors. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony will be students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2012 and May 2013, […]

Barton Students Held High Profile at Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College was well represented at the 59th Annual North Carolina Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference held April 11-14 in Charlotte.  Six Barton chapter members participated in a variety of competitive events and attended general sessions, regional meetings, and leadership seminars.  Approximately 300 delegates, representing 25 chapters, attended the annual conference.  First-place, second-place, and third-place winners at the state conference earned the right to compete at the National Leadership Conference to be held in Anaheim, CA, in June. Sarah Casey, a junior from Kinston and the 2012-2013 state Eastern Region Vice President for Phi Beta Lambda, participated in all aspects of the annual state conference.  Amanda […]

J. Chris Wilson’ s “From Murphy to Manteo — an Artist’s Scenic Journey” To Be Featured At “Lunch and Lecture” Art Seminar Series On April 29

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(Reservations required by Friday, April 26th) WILSON, N.C. — “From Murphy to Manteo — An Artist’s Scenic Journey,” the final seminar in the well-received “Lunch and Lecture Series” hosted by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will be held on Monday, April 29, at Noon, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. Barton’s professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will lead the luncheon seminar. The “Lunch and Lecture” cost is $10 for Friends of Visual Art members and $20 for non-members. To join the Friends of Visual Arts, visit www.barton.edu/culturalarts. Reservations for the “Lunch and Lecture” are required by Friday, April 26, at 4 p.m. Please […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony To Feature Acclaimed Pianist Mac McClure on April 28

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their Spring Concert on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony welcomes back to the Barton stage internationally acclaimed concert pianist Mac McClure, who returns to his hometown to perform Beethoven’s heroic Piano Concerto No. 3. Under the direction of Barton’s Mark N. Peterson, the orchestra will also present Bizet’s “Carmen Suite No. 1,” two works by Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona, Adalusia (also known as the hit tune “The Breeze and I”), and the very popular “Malgueña.” “It’s so wonderful to have Mac back and performing with […]