Barton’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson to present “Jan van Eyck: Decoding an Enigma” on March 19

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Make Reservations In Advance. WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s professor emeritus and artist-in-residence North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson will present an illustrated lecture on celebrated Northern Renaissance artist Jan van Eyck. The “lunch and lecture series” presentation, sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries, will be held in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the Barton campus from Noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. This event, originally scheduled in February, was postponed until March because of inclement weather. The cost of the lunch is $10 for the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and $20.00 for non-members. […]

“Continuing Conversations” Group Exhibition Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on March 16

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of “Continuing Conversations,” a group exhibition at Barton College featuring works by members of the Southeast Fibers Educators Association (SEFEA), scheduled for Sunday, March 16. The exhibition will run from March 16 – April 11 and will feature the works by Jeanne Brady, Susan Brandeis, Edwina Bringle, Miyuki Akai Cook, Jennifer Crenshaw, Candace Edgerley, Catharine Ellis, Susan Fecho, Robin Haller, Susan Iverson, Jess Jones, Jo-Marie Karst, Jeana Klein, Kate Kretz, Lisa Kriner, Carol LeBaron, Patricia Mink, Amy Putansu, Jennifer Sargent, Tommye M. Scanlin, Katherine Soucie, Janie F. Woodbridge, and Christine Zoller. An opening reception for the exhibition will […]

Sprinkle Lectures and Purcell Bible Conference Scheduled for February 26-27 at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — The 34th annual Thedford G. and Woodrow W. Sprinkle Lectures and the E.G. Purcell, Jr. Bible Conference are scheduled for February 26 and 27 at Barton College. Dr. Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Pastoral Theology in The Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University will deliver the Sprinkle lectures.  Dr. Anathea Portier-Young, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Duke University Divinity School will be the featured speaker at the Purcell Bible Conference. The Sprinkle Lectures will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. and on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. in The Sam and Marjorie […]

Barton College Heritage Lecture to Feature Historian Karl Campbell on Tuesday, Feb. 18

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome historian Dr. Karl Campbell as the featured speaker for the upcoming Heritage Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Barton College Heritage Committee and the Wilson County Historical Association. Dr. Campbell’s lecture is titled “Was 2012 a Turning Point in North Carolina History?” 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. An associate professor of history at Appalachian State University, Dr. Campbell teaches North Carolina and recent United States history. Originally from Ohio, […]

Barton’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson to present Jan van Eyck: Decoding an Enigma on February 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s professor emeritus and artist-in-residence North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson will present an illustrated lecture on celebrated Northern Renaissance artist Jan van Eyck. The “lunch and lecture series” presentation, sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries, will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton campus from Noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. The cost of the lunch is $10 for the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and $20.00 for non-members. For additional information or to make reservations for the lunch and lecture event, please contact Bonnie LoSchiavo at the […]

“Love The Symphony” Scheduled For Friday, February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Friday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-third annual “Love the Symphony.” A much-anticipated annual event, this season’s “Love the Symphony” concert will feature pianist Eric Mazonson. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m. 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 Luann Clark at 252-399-6309. Please note that tables for eight are available by reservation. The reservation deadline is Friday, Feb. 7. No tickets will be mailed. Under the […]

J. Chris Wilson’s Work To Be Featured on UNC-TV’s “Our State” Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m.

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WILSON, N.C. — North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson’s “From Murphy to Manteo—An Artist’s Scenic Journey” will be featured on UNC-TV’s “Our State” program airing Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. The feature, titled “Scenes from 64,” will showcase the artist as well as scenes and locations of some of his paintings from the emerging 100-painting collection to be completed in 2014. Wilson, an artist-in-residence and professor emeritus at Barton College, will be shown working on location and in his Wilmington studio where much of the interview was filmed. Thirty of Wilson’s paintings from the “Murphy to Manteo” series are currently on view in the House Chamber of the North […]

Barton College Ushers In The Christmas Season on Tuesday, Dec. 3

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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 Christmas season on Tuesday, Dec. 3. 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 2,000 luminaries across 32 acres of the main campus, and at 6 p.m., […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Violin Prodigy Brian Lin on Sunday, Nov. 24

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony will present their annual Fall Concert Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will feature the gifted violin prodigy Brian Lin in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. Also featured on the program will be Beethoven’s youthful and innovative Symphony No. 1. “Brian Lin has really captured our hearts and imagination,” said Peterson. “He has impressed the orchestra with his amazing technique and his sensitive and nuanced playing. The rehearsals have gone amazingly well, and we just have to be […]

Jerome De Perlinghi’s “Symphony of Portraits” Exhibition To Open Sunday, Nov. 10

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WILSON, N.C. — “Symphony of Portraits,” featuring photographs by Jerome De Perlinghi, will open for exhibition in the Barton Art Galleries at Barton College on Sunday, Nov. 10. A reception for the public will be held on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 10, from 4 – 6 p.m. in Case Art Building on the College campus. A private lecture and reception, by reservation only for the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will begin at 6 p.m. in Barton Art Galleries, with dinner following at 7 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre. The “Symphony of Portraits” exhibition will run through Friday, Dec. 13. To receive information regarding membership in the […]