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 […]

“My Fair Lady” To Grace The Barton Stage On April 20-23

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Performances will be held April 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 23 at 3 p.m. A preview performance, by invitation only, will be held on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — April 10, 2017 — Imagine a chance meeting one rainy evening outside a London Opera House between a common, working-class, Cockney flower girl and the educated, upper-class phoneticist and prescribed bachelor Professor Henry Higgins. This is exactly where Eliza Doolittle’s soon-to-be-told story begins. Theatre at Barton is thrilled to present “My Fair Lady,” a heartwarming, and often hilarious, musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s groundbreaking play “Pygmalion,” with music by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick […]

Travel with Barton’s Friends of Visual Arts to the Reynolda House Museum of American Art and the Diggs Gallery on April 22

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Reservation Deadline is April 14. WILSON, N.C. — April 3, 2017 — The spring season provides a perfect backdrop for a visit to Winston-Salem on Saturday, April 22, to see the renowned Reynolda House Museum of American Art and the impressive Diggs Gallery on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. And, traveling with the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will make this trip a relaxing one-day getaway. Participants will depart by coach from the Kennedy Family Theatre parking lot at Barton College at 8 a.m. Highlights of the trip include lunch at Rooster’s Wood Fired Kitchen: A Noble Grille, followed by a tour of the beautiful, historic Reynolda House. The […]

Barton Welcomes Patrick Bizzaro for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18

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WILSON, N.C. —April 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome author and poet Patrick Bizzaro for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Patrick Bizzaro has published 11 books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently “Poems of the Manassas Battlefield” from Mount Olive College Press and “Interruptions” from Finishing Line Press. To Bizzaro’s credit are two critical studies of Fred Chappell’s poetry and fiction with LSU Press, a book on the pedagogy of […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 8

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WILSON, N.C. — March 9, 2017 — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April” Poetry Day to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 8, 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 Beth Copeland and Bruce Lader. The day will also feature Amber Flora Thomas, 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 […]

Illusionistic Paintings: the Focus of the “Ripple Drift” Exhibition on View Through April 21

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WILSON, N.C. — February 10, 2017 — Paintings created to break the barrier between the illusionistic space and the physical surface of the work will be the focus of a remarkable exhibition opening this spring in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. Elise Ferguson’s “Ripple Drift” in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery and Lula E. Rackley Gallery will provide a thought provoking experience for viewers as they observe a body of work created without perfection in mind. The emphasis will be placed on color and pattern combined, while pushing materials to their furthest limits. The exhibition will run from Thursday, March 16 through Friday, April 21, with […]

Beloved Southern Author Lee Smith to Speak at Friends of Hackney Library Event on April 4

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WILSON, N.C. — March 9, 2017 —Beloved Southern author Lee Smith is expected to draw a large crowd for the upcoming Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner and Program, scheduled for Tuesday, April 4. A book signing and wine reception will be held from 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., with the dinner and program following at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton College campus. Books by the author will be sold during the reception and following the program. Admission for the event is $35 per person. Admission for members of the Friends of Hackney Library and for Barton College faculty, staff, […]