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Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra Co-Presents “Carousel”

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WILSON, N.C. — A symphony-backed concert version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical comes to eastern North Carolina, with multiple cities and performances planned. “Carousel,” directed by Lauren Kennedy and presented by the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra, Theatre Raleigh/Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, and Theatre at Barton, opens to the public on Thursday, Aug. 27, at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Raleigh. Evening performances begin at 8 p.m. Thursday – Saturday, and conclude with a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. on August 30. Tickets range in price from $36 – $47, and are available by visiting www.theatreraleigh.com, or by calling (919) 832-9997. “Carousel” then comes to Wilson on […]

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Barton College FOVA Excursion to Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum

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WILSON, N.C. — Take a short and scenic ride up the Atlantic Coast for an artistic trip you won’t soon forget. Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College invites you to join its annual fall excursion on Saturday, Sept. 12. This year’s outing takes travelers to the beautiful Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Va. Participants will depart from the Kennedy Family Theatre parking lot on campus at 7:30 a.m., and arrive in Norfolk at 10 a.m. Highlights of the trip include docent tours of the museum’s glass and modern galleries, a glass-making demonstration in the “hot shop” studio, and lunch at Wisteria Café. The day continues with a tour […]

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Barton Art Galleries Hosts Exhibit Featuring African Masks & Paintings by Jeanette Cole

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WILSON, N.C. — The beginning of a new academic year brings with it a new exhibition at the Barton Art Galleries. “Cat’s Cradle,” featuring paintings by visiting artist Jeanette Cole, goes on display Monday, Aug. 24 and runs through October 2. An opening reception and gallery talk lecture featuring the artist will be held Thursday, Sept. 3. The reception begins at 5 p.m., with the lecture to follow at 6:30. All events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Complementing “Cat’s Cradle” is a selection of African masks on view from the Barton Art Galleries Permanent Collection. The masks were gifts from […]

Barton College Choir’s Spring Concert Scheduled for Thursday, April 30

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WILSON, N.C. — April 16, 2015 — The Barton College Choir will present their spring concert “Songs and Choruses from Musical Theater” on Thursday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus. The performance is open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, the 17-voice ensemble will perform medleys of songs from the shows “Grease” and “Les Misérables,” as well as a potpourri of songs by Stephen Sondheim and Cole Porter. Janie Bostick, professor emerita of music, will be the accompanist for the choir.  Choir members include Jamie Allen, Dori Brooks, Paige Brooks, Allison […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony To Feature Pianist Ang Li on April 26

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WILSON, N.C. — April 10, 2015 — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 26, at 3 p.m., in the Kennedy Family Theatre on the Barton campus. The symphony welcomes to the Barton stage internationally acclaimed concert pianist Ang Li, who will perform Beethoven’s seminal “Piano Concerto no. 2, in B-flat Major.” The orchestra under the direction of Barton’s Mark N. Peterson will also present Brahms’ witty and exciting “Academic Festival Overture” and the stirring “Crown Imperial” by William Walton. “It is a real honor to have such an extraordinary artist to perform with us,” said Peterson. “Ms. Li is a tremendous musician who brings […]

Barton FOVA Series to Focus on Wilson’s Evolving N.C. Landscape Series on April 23

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WILSON, N.C. — April 13, 2015 — Barton College’s artist-in-residence and North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson will present an illustrated lecture on the continuing landscape series that has been developed over the past 10 years on Thursday, April 23. As part of the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts (FOVA) Art Seminar Series, the lecture will be held in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College from 4 to 5  p.m. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. This lecture will be the final presentation in Wilson’s series as […]

Art Show: 2015 Senior Art Exhibition Opens at Barton April 20

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WILSON, N.C. – April 13, 2015 — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of “Art Show,” the 2015 Senior Art Exhibition. This showcase opens to the public on Monday, April 20, at the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building, and runs through Monday, May 11. Guests will enjoy a variety of works on display by nine talented senior artists: Brooke Allen, Stephanie Barsanti, Michael Farrar, Tyler Freedman, Taylor Hernandez, Teresa Hilton, Brenda Ramirez, Elizabeth Salyers, and Morgan Stancil. This year’s exhibition features a diverse display of media, including painting, photography, graphic design, drawing, and ceramics created by these gifted young artists. On Saturday, April 25, the senior […]

2015 Creative Writing Symposium at Barton College on April 20

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WILSON, N.C. – March 30, 2015 — The 19th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium, featuring several Barton and Atlantic Christian College alumni authors, will be held on Monday, April 20, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. The symposium will include afternoon discussions and an evening reading with alumni Charles Blackburn, Michael Brantley, David McGehee, Brandon Sneed, and India Staten. There is no charge for the event, and the public is invited to attend. The symposium will open at 3 p.m. with the hour-long discussion “The Path to Publication: A Conversation with Alumni Writers,” providing a retrospective glance at the publication journeys of these gifted alumni. Following the […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 11

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WILSON, N.C. — March 23, 2015 — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April Poetry Day” to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 11, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Scott Owens and Amber Flora Thomas. The day will also feature Eric Weil, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and funded by […]

Friends of Hackney Library Presents “An Evening with Elaine Neil Orr” on April 7

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WILSON, N.C. – March 23, 2015 — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library (FOHL) will welcome award-winning author Elaine Neil Orr as the featured speaker for FOHL’s annual Spring Dinner and Lecture on Tuesday, April 7. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall with a wine reception and book signing, followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. Copies of Orr’s books will be available for purchase. The event is sponsored in part by BB&T. Reservations are required. Tickets are $35 per person, with reservations accepted by Tuesday, March 31. FOHL members may reserve tickets at the discounted rate of $30 per person. Spaces are […]