Art Paintings from The Featured Trail Exhibition featuring the works of artist Susan Fecho and the late artist Paula Patterson

Susan Fecho and Paula Patterson: The Feathered Trail Exhibition Opens in Louisburg on October 18

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A Must-See Opportunity: Susan Fecho and Paula Patterson: The Feathered Trail Exhibition Barton’s Susan Fecho, Professor of Art and Dean of the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts, will exhibit works alongside the works of the late Paula Patterson in A Feathered Trail Exhibition, opening with a 6-9 p.m. reception party on Friday, October 18, at the Andrejev Galleries in Louisburg.  The exhibition will continue until December 4.  Andrejev Galleries is located at 105 South Main Street in Louisburg. (Artist Notes from Andrejev Galleries in Louisburg.)     About Susan Fecho — Fecho’s work engages with its immediate beauty and invites deeper reflection. Traveling through coal country with a camera from […]

Barton College’s 12th Day of Service Scheduled for October 16th

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WILSON, N.C. — October 14, 2019 — Barton College students, faculty, staff, and alumni will head out on Wednesday morning, Oct. 16, to serve a multitude of local organizations during the College’s annual “Day of Service.” With more than 800 Barton participants signed up, students and professors at the College will set aside books, and campus staff members and area alumni will step away from desks, for the 12th annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. Begun in 2008, this campus initiative supports Barton’s vision for its graduates to be “well-prepared for life and for success in their chosen careers because they will possess a lifelong commitment to […]

Library Friends Groups Jointly Welcome Author Terry Roberts to Wilson on October 29

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WILSON, N.C. — October 8, 2019 — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library and the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library are delighted to host author and educator Terry Roberts as the featured speaker for their collaborative Fall Dinner and Lecture, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The evening will begin with a wine reception and book signing 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 6:30 p.m. Books by the author will be sold during the book signing, as well as after the program, when Roberts, again, will be available for signing. Admission to the event is $35 for all guests. For additional […]

Barton’s Friends of Visual Arts Welcomes Artist Stacey L. Kirby to Speak on October 24

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WILSON, N.C. — October 8, 2019 — The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College is excited to host the Friends of Visual Arts” Fall Lecture featuring Durham-based artist Stacey L. Kirby. The event will be held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. For more than a decade, Kirby has combined installation and performance to create “performative interactions” in alternative, private, and public spaces. Her work addresses identity, citizenship, and civil rights. Kirby believes in freedom through creative embodiment and invites visitors to […]

Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Welcomes New York Times’ Best Selling Author Therese Ann Fowler on October 22

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WILSON, N.C. — October 7, 2019 — Barton College will welcome Therese Ann Fowler as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The program will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Fowler is the “New York Times” bestselling author of “A Well-Behaved Woman” (2018), a Southern Book Prize for Fiction finalist. This biographical novel tells the story of Alva Smith Vanderbilt, who defied conventions after marrying into one of America’s Gilded Age dynasties. Her novel “Z” (2013) gives a […]

Abraham Lincoln and Religion will be the focus of the BB&T Lecture in American History on October 17

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WILSON, N.C. — October 6, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. George C. Rable, Professor Emeritus and the former Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at the University of Alabama, as the featured speaker for the upcoming BB&T Heritage Lecture in American History scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 17. Dr. Rable’s lecture will focus on Abraham Lincoln and religion. Scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton campus, this program is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. Dr. Rable is the author of “God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War,” “Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!,” […]

“Take Back The Night” Will Feature Author Janine Latus on Tuesday, October 15

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WILSON, N.C. — September 25, 2019 — Members of the Wilson community are invited to join Barton College’s faculty, staff, and students for “Take Back The Night,” scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 6 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. The featured speaker for the evening will be Janine Latus, author of the international bestseller “If I Am Missing or Dead: a sister’s story of love, murder and liberation.” Sponsored and hosted by Barton College Student Health Services, in collaboration with the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program on campus that raises awareness about domestic violence. The event is open to the public at no charge, and […]

The 365-Day Countdown Kick-Off Has Been Rescheduled For Wednesday, October 16

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WILSON, N.C. — September 18, 2019 — The much anticipated 365-Day Countdown: Bulldog Football Kick-Off Event, beginning a yearlong celebration of Barton College Athletics and the arrival of football, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m., in the area adjacent to Electric Supply Company Field on campus, complete with music, food trucks, give-aways, and games. The rescheduled event will include all of the opportunities originally advertised as the campus celebrates the Countdown on the heels of the Barton College Day of Service earlier in the day. Blue, Barton’s new costumed mascot, can’t wait to introduce himself to the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the College […]

Jack Gray Lecture Series Welcomes Theologian Amy Butler Oct. 11-12

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WILSON, N.C. — September 18, 2019 — What does it mean to breathe new life into one’s faith? How does one re-energize leadership within the Church in the face of today’s challenges? Join St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church and Barton College as they co-sponsor this year’s Jack Gray Lecture Series featuring the Reverend Dr. Amy Butler, renowned public theologian. Dr. Butler will address these timely topics for church and society. The Jack Gray Series Lecture, “Revitalizing Our Faith,” will be held on Friday evening, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church. While there is no charge for this event, reservations are required, as there will be limited […]

“Neither I, nor time, nor history” Exhibition Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on October 10

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WILSON, N.C. — September 18, 2019 — Barton College celebrates new Artist-in-Residence Jeremy Dean with a series of public events featuring the artist. His new exhibition, “Neither I, nor time, nor history,” will open in the Barton Art Galleries on Thursday, Oct. 10, with a wine and cheese reception at 5 p.m., followed by a gallery talk with the artist at 6 p.m. The reception and lecture are open to the public at no charge. That same evening, the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host its annual FOVA Fall Lecture and Dinner. FOVA members and guests will continue the evening with the artist as they move to the Kennedy […]