The Senior Art Exhibition Will Open in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery on Nov. 30

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Cover image — “Desert Dala,” an oil on wood painting by Kate Barnes WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2017 — A thought-provoking and intriguing mixture of painting, graphic design, audio recording technology, and documentary is coming to the Lula E. Rackley Gallery in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. The Senior Exhibition, spanning the program’s concentrations, will showcase the work of three graduating seniors, Kate Barnes, Shannon Casto, and Brandon Olivera, from the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts. Barton Art Galleries will host an opening reception for the Senior Exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Gallery Talks by each senior will begin at 5 p.m. […]

Thomas Pandolfi Returns to Perform With the Barton College/Wilson Symphony on Sunday, Nov. 19

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WILSON, N.C. — November 6, 2017 — Acclaimed American pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to the Barton College stage to join the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature Pandolfi performing Rachmaninoff’s beloved “Piano Concerto No. 2.” “It’s great to have Thomas back at Barton for this concert,” said Peterson. “Many people will remember his two previous concerts here. His performances were magnificent, and the audiences loved his dynamic encores.” The Orchestra’s performance selections also will include Edvard Grieg’s hauntingly beautiful “Peer Gynt Suite No.1.” […]

Barton Art Galleries Welcomes N.C. Museum of Art’s John W. Coffey to Discuss American Impressionist Childe Hassam on Nov. 16

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Cover: Isles of Shoals, 1907, Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in., North Carolina Museum of Art Inset: Morning, Isles of Shoals, 1890, Oil on canvas, 16 ¼ x 22 ¼ in., North Carolina Museum of Art WILSON, N.C. — November 3, 2017 — “Tracking Childe Hassam: An American Impressionist on the Isles of Shoals” will be the focus of Barton Art Galleries’ upcoming lecture by John W. Coffey, Deputy Director for Collections and Research and Curator of American and Modern Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. A 6:30 p.m. reception on Thursday, Nov. 16, will open the evening event in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art […]

“Echoes of the War” Opens the Barton Theatre Season Oct. 14-15

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WILSON, N.C. — October 5, 2017 — Theatre at Barton opens its 2017-2018 season with a special presentation of J.M. Barrie’s “Echoes of the War,” as a centennial anniversary tribute to the service men and women of World War I. The two performances, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m., will be held in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. Tickets will be sold at the door and online at barton.edu/theatre. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, military and alumni, $6 for non-Barton students, and free of charge for Barton students, faculty, and staff. Seating is limited. For additional […]

Friends of Visual Arts Welcomes Artist-in-Residence James Everett Stanley for Series of October Art Events

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WILSON, N.C. —September 28, 2017 — October is shaping up to be a great month for art lovers, especially those with an interest in figurative painting. Barton College celebrates new Artist-in-Residence James Everett Stanley with a series of public events featuring the award-winning painter. His new exhibition, “Lands Seen and Unseen,” opens at the Barton Art Galleries on Thursday, Oct. 12, and runs through Tuesday, Nov 21. On Thursday, Oct. 12, the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host its annual FOVA Fall Lecture and Dinner. A wine and cheese reception with the artist will begin in the Barton Art Galleries at 5 p.m., followed by Stanley’s lecture at 6 […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony will Feature Dexter Ruffin for “Downtown” Concert on Oct. 5

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The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra, featuring local artist Dexter Ruffin, will present its annual “Downtown” concert Thursday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 100 Green Street in Wilson. There is no charge for the program, and the community is invited to attend. The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra opens every new concert season with an admission-free, off-campus event, designed to introduce itself to a wider audience. This year’s concert at the First United Methodist Church will feature Ruffin playing the sparkling Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra by Franz Joseph Haydn. “Dexter has been a powerful musical force in Wilson for many years, and it’s great […]

Library Friends Welcome Author, Columnist, and UNC-TV Host D. G. Martin for Fall Dinner/Lecture on October 3

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Deadline for reservations is Monday, Sept. 25. WILSON, N.C. — September 15, 2017 — Author, columnist, and UNC-TV host D.G. Martin will regale the audience with wit and wisdom, couched in his delightful style of storytelling, as he joins the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library and the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library for their jointly-sponsored 2017 Fall Dinner and Program on Tuesday, October 3. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The event will begin with a book signing and wine reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m., and the program immediately afterward. Books by the author will be […]

Barton Will Host Randall Kenan for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on September 11

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Photo credit: Miriam Berkley WILSON, N.C. —September 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome Randall Kenan as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held on Monday, Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the College’s campus. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Kenan grew up in Chinquapin and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He worked on the editorial staff of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., and taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, Columbia University, Duke University, University of […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony To Feature Acclaimed Pianist Solomon Eichner on Sunday, April 30

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WILSON, N.C. — April 24, 2017 — Acclaimed pianist Solomon Eichner will join the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra for its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 30. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. Mark N. Peterson, director of music at Barton College, will be conducting. Originally from Baltimore, Md., Eichner completed a Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music studying with Arkady Aronov, and he earned a Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory, studying with Alexander Shtarkman. Eichner recently received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of South Carolina, where he also held […]

2017 Senior Exhibition Opens in Barton Art Galleries on April 29

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WILSON, N.C. – April 24, 2017 — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017 Senior Exhibition on Saturday, April 29, with an evening reception to be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. The community is invited to attend. Twenty-one seniors within the School of Visual, Performing, and Communications Arts will have their works or representations of their work on view in the Barton Art Galleries through May 13. Those seniors representing the Theatre, Mass Communications, and Visual Arts programs include — Theatre — Kelsie Barnes of Wilson plans to graduate in May with […]