The Grand Opening of the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room in Barton’s Hackney Library is Scheduled for Sept. 25

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WILSON, N.C. — The much anticipated grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the K.D. Kennedy, Jr. Rare Book Room in the Willis N. Hackney Library at Barton College will be held on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. The ceremony will include a reception and a lecture featuring Dr. Patrick Scott, Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of South Carolina, and the former director of the University’s Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections. Dr. Scott’s lecture will focus on Scottish rare books and how they can be used to stimulate undergraduate research. The ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on […]

“Art History Crash Course for the Painter or Collector” Led by J. Chris Wilson on Tuesday, Sept. 23

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WILSON, N.C. — Searching for a convenient refresher in art history?  Look no further than the Barton Art Galleries at Barton College. The College’s professor emeritus in art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will provide the perfect opportunity with his “Art History Crash Course: Review of Art History for the Painter or Collector” scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wilson’s presentation and illustrated lecture, in a workshop format, will be held in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building and will include lunch. Reservations are required. Sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, Lunch and Lecture Series, the cost for the event […]

Barton Welcomes UNC Archivist Stephen Fletcher To Discuss Hugh Morton Photographs on Sept. 16

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WILSON, N.C. – As part of a new photography exhibition, “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective,” presenting works by the late North Carolina photographer Hugh Morton, Barton College welcomes the man who carefully selected each image now on display. Archivist Stephen J. Fletcher’s presentation, titled “Hugh Morton’s Rise To His Photographic Peak,” will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building. Fletcher’s talk will explore the first three decades of Morton’s prolific photographic career. He will share his experience of curating and producing the exhibit, and will discuss several photographs that are part of the exhibition. This event is […]

Travel with Friends of Visual Arts to the N.C. Museum of Art

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WILSON, N.C. – If you have been looking for an opportunity to visit the North Carolina Museum of Art, traveling with the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts on its fall excursion on Saturday, September 13, may be a perfect day trip. Participants will depart from the Kennedy Family Theatre parking lot at 1 p.m. Highlights of the trip include a guided museum tour at 2 p.m., a special exhibition viewing at 3 p.m., a 5 p.m. personal introduction by the Paperhand puppet troupe with dinner served, and a live performance by the group at 7 p.m. inside the museum amphitheater, before returning to Barton College. The cost to attend […]

Hackney Library’s 2014 Open House Celebrates Best-Selling N.C. Author Wiley Cash on Sept. 9

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WILSON, N.C. – Willis N. Hackney Library, on the campus of Barton College, will host its ninth annual Open House on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Students, along with faculty, staff, and other interested guests, are invited to see what is new and improved inside the library for the 2014-2015 academic year. A book signing featuring Wiley Cash, acclaimed writer and author of the best-selling “A Land More Kind Than Home,” will take place between 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Cash’s novel was chosen as Barton’s 2014 FYS summer reader. Books by the author will be available for purchase at the signing. This event, co-sponsored by […]

Barton Hosts Author Wiley Cash for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on Sept. 9

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome Wiley Cash as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. A North Carolina native, Cash is the author of two novels, “A Land More Kind Than Home” (2012) and “This Dark Road to Mercy” (2014). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina-Asheville in 2000, and a Master of Arts degree in English […]

Barton Showcases Prolific N.C. Photographer Hugh Morton in Special Exhibit

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An opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. in Case Art Building. A lecture featuring Morton’s grandson and fellow photographer Jack Morton, titled “My Grandfather and His Camera,” will follow at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge. WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce a new photography exhibition highlighting one of our state’s most renowned photographers. “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective” is on display now through October 3 in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. This exhibition is on loan from the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives of the Wilson Library at […]

Theatre at Barton Opens a New Season with “Crimes of the Heart”

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WILSON, N.C. – Picture this: three sisters, who share nothing at all in common, reunited after a dreadful event. They struggle to cope with the frustrations and pitfalls that are ever so common in a dysfunctional family. This dark Southern comedy, “Crimes of the Heart” by renowned playwright Beth Henley, opens to the public on Thursday, Aug. 28, in Kennedy Family Theatre on the campus of Barton College. The two-night production continues Friday, Aug. 29, with both performances beginning at 7:30 p.m. An invitation-only preview of the performance will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 27. At the heart of this contemporary classic are Meg, Babe, and Lenny MaGrath, three sisters […]

N.C. Landscape Artist J. Chris Wilson To Host Open Studio With Painting Presentation and Demonstration

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WILSON, N.C. — North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson will host a painting presentation and demonstration in his Wilmington studio from 10 a.m. – Noon and from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on July 18 and 19. There is no charge, but participants must register in advance, as space is limited. Please contact Maureen O’Neill in the Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6477 or email artgalleries@barton.edu to register or to request additional information. Directions to the studio will be provided upon completion of registration for the event. Attendees will be responsible for their lunch during the Noon break and may come and go as necessary. Participants may attend either day […]

“Unhinged” 2014 Senior Art Exhibition Opens at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. –The Barton Art Galleries at Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of “Unhinged,” the 2014 Senior Art Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view in Case Art Building from April 19 through May 6. Gallery Talks by the student artists will be held on Tuesday, April 22, beginning 4 p.m., in the Barton Art Galleries. On Saturday evening, April 26, the student artists will be recognized with a reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries. Both events will be open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Guests will enjoy a variety of works on […]