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Pride of Doves Opens on Theatre at Barton Stage on November 12

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WILSON, N.C. — November 2, 2020 — Theatre at Barton is excited to present “Pride of Doves” by Doug Robinson on November 12 through November 14 at 7:30 p.m. and also on November 15 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre. This dramatic production examines systemic racial, social and criminal justice issues and offers a thought-provoking message to the audience regarding a responsible approach to ending the cycle of injustice. The playwright is actively working with Barton theatre faculty and students to prepare this abstract theatrical production for its North Carolina premiere. Q&A sessions with the cast and theatre team will occur immediately following each show. There will be limited […]

Friends of Visual Arts Welcomes Museum Director Gab Smith to Speak on November 10

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WILSON, N.C. — November 2, 2020 — The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College is excited to host the Friends of Visual Arts Fall Lecture featuring Gab Smith, executive director of CAM (contemporary Art Museum) in Raleigh. The event will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 6 p.m., in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. The title of Smith’s presentation will be “Contemporary Art Museum As Change Agent.” Seating will be limited and advance reservations are required because of social distancing requirements, but there is no charge to attend the lecture. Masks will be required for all those attending. To make reservations, please contact the Barton Art Galleries […]

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Works by Artist Susan Fecho on View at The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts

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WILSON, N.C. — October 19, 2020 — Headed to the North Carolina Mountains? Be sure to make time to visit the “Craft to Art Series: Fiber Exhibition” in the Thompson Gallery at The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands. Artist Susan Fecho currently has four new works on view in this exhibition, presented by guest curator Jerry Jackson. The show will run until December 27, but if you can’t travel to see these impressive works, then take a moment to view the exhibit virtually at https://youtu.be/CxePlj2TXro Fecho’s works include a tapestries set: “Aesculus flava (Buckeye) and “Acer palmatum” (Japanese Maple) that incorporates beautifully dyed fabric with ink and stitching. […]

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Barton College to Host “Take Back The Night” Scheduled for Oct. 13 

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WILSON, N.C. — October 8, 2020 — 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. 13, at 6 p.m. Sponsored and hosted by Barton College Student Health Services and the Barton College Chaplain’s Office, in collaboration with the Wesley Shelter of Wilson, “Take Back The Night” is an annual program on campus that raises awareness about sexual assault and domestic violence. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is encouraged to attend. Because of campus safety protocols in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will take place […]

Barton’s Facilities Services Building Named in Honor of Eddie Hopkins

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WILSON, N.C. — October 7, 2020 — Staff member Eddie Hopkins served Barton College faithfully for 61 years, and his tenure stands as a symbol of dedication, commitment, strong work ethic, and loyalty. Barton College is pleased to announce that the campus services building will be renamed the Eddie R. Hopkins Facilities Services Building in honor of Mr. Hopkins’ legacy and devotion to the College. While his employment at Barton began in 1959 in college dining services, most of Mr. Hopkins’ tenure was spent as a devoted member of the campus landscaping/grounds team. When Mr. Hopkins retired on July 31, 2020, he left a legacy of commitment and service to the College […]

Barton’s Swiderski Receives James H. Bearden Sigma Beta Delta Scholarship Award

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WILSON, N.C. — October 6, 2020 — Congratulations to Barton College’s Bartlomiej Swiderski, a junior business administration major from Warszawa, Poland, who has been named the James H. Bearden Sigma Beta Delta Scholarship Award recipient for 2020. The $1,500.00 scholarship award is provided to encourage and support future academic studies. Recipients of this award are recognized in the top 20% of their class. “I am honored to be the Sigma Beta Delta scholarship recipient this year,” noted Swiderski. “I did not expect to earn this award, nonetheless, I am delighted to be a part of this exclusive group of SBD members.” Swiderski, a dean’s list student and member of the Barton chapter of […]

2020 Barton Art Graduates Exhibition Oct. 16 – Nov. 20

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WILSON, N.C.  — September 30, 2020 — A mixture of painting, graphic design, audio recording technology, and documentary will be part of the 2020 Barton Art Graduates Exhibition scheduled to open on Friday, Oct. 16, in the Virginia Graves Gallery located in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, Nov. 20. The exhibition is open to the public by appointment only, and social distancing and masks will be required during visits to the gallery. Individuals and small groups, not exceeding 10 people, will be greeted by a Barton Art Galleries’ intern at the appointed time. Please contact Maureen […]

John Hancock’s The Shaped Landscape Exhibition Oct. 13-Nov. 20, Opening Reception on Oct. 22

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An opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5 -7 p.m. The artist talk will begin at 6 p.m. Advance reservations are required. WILSON, N.C. — September 30, 2020 — Barton College celebrates John Hancock as the fall Artist-in-Residence, with his new exhibition “The Shaped Landscape.” The exhibition opens in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery in the Barton Art Galleries on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and runs through Friday, Nov. 20. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5 -7 p.m. The artist talk will begin at 6 p.m. Advance reservations are required because of social distancing requirements, but there is no charge to attend the reception or artist talk. Masks will be […]

Theatre at Barton presents 2020 Senior Showcase Highlights on October 2

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WILSON, N.C. — September 24, 2020 — Theatre at Barton is pleased to host the 2020 Senior Showcase scheduled for Friday, Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. A variety of highlight performances will be presented by the 2020 Barton Theatre graduates on the outdoor stage in front of the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. Performances will include — “Savannah Smiles” by Savannah Wall,       “Hidden Beneath the Surface” with Synthandria L. Stockwell,       The Last Five Years” featuring Jamie Allen (with Zachery Rayburn ’16), and       “Prince Not Included” with Ashley Keefe.       Unfortunately, 2020 graduate Jenna Sutton will not be available to […]

Barton Named Among Most Innovative Schools in the South

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WILSON, N.C. — September 22, 2020 — At #4, Barton has been recognized for the first time by U.S. News &World Report as one of the 2021 “Most Innovative Schools” Among Regional Colleges in the South, as ranked by academic leadership peers. This new ranking is one of five recognitions Barton College has received from U.S. News & World Report this fall. This is also the first time Barton has been listed for “Best Undergraduate Teaching” Among Regional Colleges in the South, at #9. The College also earned placement at #19 for “Social Mobility” among Regional Colleges in the South. This news, shared by the College, follows the announcement last week that […]