Charles W. Calhoun to Present Heritage Lecture on March 31

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WILSON, N.C. — March 17, 2015 — Barton College welcomes historian Dr. Charles W. Calhoun as the featured speaker for the upcoming Heritage Lecture on Tuesday, March 31. This event is co-sponsored by the Barton College School of Humanities and the Wilson County Historical Association. Calhoun’s lecture is titled “The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant in Historical Perspective.” The program will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. The Thomas Harriot College Distinguished Professor of History at East Carolina University, Calhoun specializes in the history of the United States […]

FOVA Art Lunch and Lecture Series on March 26 Features N.C. Connection

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Barton’s FOVA Lunch and Lecture Series Will Focus on History of Painting in N.C., Collecting N.C. Art, and Composition and Design for the Artist and Collector WILSON, N.C. — March 18, 2015 — Barton College’s artist-in-residence and North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson will present a three-part illustrated lecture on Thursday, March 26, as part of the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts (FOVA) Lunch and Lecture Series. The three lecture topics will include “A History of Painting in North Carolina,” “Collecting North Carolina Art,” and “Composition and Design for the Artist and the Collector.” The lectures will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on […]

“Reckless Fun” by Megan Marlatt Opens at Barton Art Galleries on March 22

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WILSON, N.C. – March 10, 2015 — Artist Megan Marlatt brings her unique creations to the Barton Art Galleries for an invitational exhibition titled “Reckless Fun,” which opens Sunday, March 22. The exhibition, sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, runs from March 22 through April 10 and will feature a variety of her works. An opening wine and cheese reception to introduce the exhibit will be held on March 22 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in Case Art Building. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. In conjunction with the exhibition, FOVA will host its Spring […]

Barton Welcomes Poets Dorianne Laux & Joseph Millar for Victor R. Small Writers Series on March 17

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WILSON, N.C. – March 10, 2015 — Barton College will welcome poets Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture this spring semester. The program is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Laux’s recent books of poems are “The Book of Men,” winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Roanoke-Chowan Award for Poetry, and “Facts about the Moon,” recipient of the Oregon Book Award. She also is the author of “Awake,” “Smoke,” and “What […]

“Love The Symphony” Scheduled For Saturday, February 14

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The reservation deadline is Friday, Feb. 6. WILSON, N.C. — January 28, 2015 — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-fourth annual “Love the Symphony.” A much-anticipated annual event, this season’s “Love the Symphony” concert will feature vocalists Joel Gay and Sherry Lee Allen. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus. A candlelight buffet dinner will immediately follow the program at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person, and reservations may be made by calling Sheila Wilson at 252-399-6309. Please note that […]

Roger Manley To Be Featured Speaker at FOVA Winter Lecture On February 5

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WILSON, N.C. — January 27, 2015 — Please join the Friends of Visual Arts at Barton College for the upcoming FOVA Winter Lecture featuring Roger Manley. His lecture is titled “The Outsider Environment,” and the event will be held in Hackney Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5. Please note that this event has been moved from its originally scheduled location inside Barton Art Galleries. There is no charge for the program, and the community is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. Manley is director of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University. Formerly, he served as curator for the Gregg Museum in the 1990s […]

Barton Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region

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WILSON, N.C. — January 27, 2015 — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 1. This marks the 37th year that Barton College has served as host and regional sponsor for the National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the awards ceremony is Susan W. Kluttz, secretary of cultural resources for the state of North Carolina. Following a reception for Gold Key and Silver Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there will be an awards […]

Barton College Ushers In The 2014 Christmas Season

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WILSON, N.C. — The Lighting of the Luminaries and the Service of Christmas Lessons and Carols, long-standing traditions for the Barton College community, will usher in the 2014 Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The College family invites the surrounding community to join them for this festive celebration of events on campus. The celebration will begin with a festive candlelight dinner served in the Hamlin Student Center Dining Hall at 5 p.m. Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children and students not on the meal plan. At 4 p.m., students will begin lighting 2,500 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus, and at 6 p.m., […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony’s Fall Concert to Feature Guest Soloists

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony will present its annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 3 p.m. in Barton College’s Kennedy Family Theatre. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature two gifted soloists performing two beloved baroque concertos. Noted pianist Jeremy Thompson returns to Barton for his third appearance with the orchestra, this time playing the profound “Concerto in D Minor for Piano and Orchestra” BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach. Also featured will be Greenville resident guitarist John Porter playing Vivaldi’s delightful “Concerto in D for Guitar and Orchestra” RV 93. The orchestra will also present Mozart’s celebrated Serenade “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” […]

War and Baseball Take Center Stage for Original Theatre Production at Barton College on Nov. 13-16

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WILSON, N.C. – Imagine for a moment that something as simple as the game of baseball could become a cure for conflict. While that notion might seem a bit far-fetched to many, baseball plays a big role in helping bridge the gap between divergent cultures in world wars, and right here at home. That notion is explored in “Hangar Flying: Reflections on War and Baseball,” a new and original play adapted by Theatre at Barton from the historical novel by associate professor of art at Barton, Gérard Carl Lange. This production, directed by Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton, opens to the public on Thursday, Nov. 13, in Kennedy […]