Barton Art Galleries Welcomes Alumni Artists Back To Campus

WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Art Galleries are showcasing the work of alumni artists from across the United States in the latest fall exhibition of work on view through October 29. Instead of limiting the exhibition to graduates of the Art Department, the call for submissions went out to all college alumni.

Alumni and friends of Barton College are invited to attend an artists’ reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Barton Art Galleries on Saturday, Oct. 27, as part of the Homecoming festivities on campus. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend.

“We have looked forward to this opportunity to exhibit works of art by Atlantic Christian and Barton alumni,” said Gerard Lange, director of exhibitions for the Barton Art Galleries and assistant professor of art. “There is incredible talent among this diverse group of artists, and Barton College is pleased to be able to bring together this collection of works for the 2007 Homecoming Alumni Art Exhibition on campus. These works represent the experience and expertise of alumni artists from coast to coast. “

Lange shared that the diversity of backgrounds is evident in the dynamic differences in styles of included works. Artwork in the exhibition ranges from realist scenic images, abstract expressive compositions, documentary and fine art photography to pottery, sculpture and assemblage. A variety of media also is represented including: oils, watercolor, graphite and charcoal drawings, photography, ceramics, and mixed media sculpture.

The Barton Art Galleries, including the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery and the Lula E. Rackley Gallery, are located in the Case Art Building, at the corner of Gold Street and Whitehead Avenue on the campus of Barton College. The Barton Art Galleries are open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact Gerard Lange, director or the Barton Art Galleries at 399-6475 or

Questions? Please contact Kathy Daughety, director of public relations, at 252-399-6529 or email: