15th Annual Caregiver Education Conference at Barton College on Tuesday, March 6

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WILSON, N.C. — February 19, 2018 — The 15th annual Caregiver Education Conference “Navigating the Dementia Maze” will be held on Tuesday, March 6, in the Hamlin Student Center on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. The Gerontology Program at Barton College, Alzheimer’s North Carolina, and the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program will partner to present the conference. Our conference, and the series of caregiver conferences conducted across North Carolina, owe their origin to Joseph D. Russell, M.D. This year’s conference is dedicated to Dr. Russell, who passed away this past November. The conference is generously supported through an endowment that Dr. Russell established in memory of […]

Barton Art Galleries Welcomes Elizabeth Perrill to Discuss Curating African Art at the N.C. Museum of Art on Monday, Feb. 26

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WILSON, N.C. — February 19, 2018 — Barton Art Galleries is pleased to welcome Dr. Elizabeth Perrill for the upcoming lecture “Curating an African Collection: Five Years at the North Carolina Museum of Art,” on Monday, Feb. 26. The event will be held at 6 p.m. in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. An art history professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Dr. Perrill will discuss her experience as the lead consulting curator for the museum’s new African art gallery. She began working with the North Carolina Museum […]

Barton Heritage Lecture Will Focus on Cold War in the Desert: The U.S.-Soviet Struggle for the Middle East on February 20

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WILSON, N.C. — February 15, 2018 — Barton College welcomes historian Dr. W. Taylor Fain as the featured speaker for the upcoming Heritage Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 20. Dr. Fain is a former U.S. Department of State historian, and he currently serves as associate professor and graduate coordinator for the Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Fain’s lecture is titled “Cold War in the Desert: The U.S.-Soviet Struggle for the Middle East, 1945-1991.” The program will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at 7 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge. The community is invited to attend. […]

Barton’s Maureen O’Neill to Exhibit “Interior Veils” at Historic Blount-Bridgers House in Tarboro

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WILSON, N.C. — January 26, 2018 — “Interior Veils,” an exhibition featuring the latest works in pastels by artist Maureen O’Neill will be on view in the Hobson Pittman Memorial Gallery at Tarboro’s historic Blount-Bridgers House from February 1 until March 16. Hosted by Edgecombe County Arts Council, the exhibition will open with a reception in the gallery on Thursday, Feb. 1, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. O’Neill, assistant professor of art in the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts and director of exhibitions and educational programming for the Barton Art Galleries, […]

“Love The Symphony” To Feature Broadway’s Melvin Tunstall III on February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — December 19, 2017 — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-seventh annual “Love the Symphony.” This year’s Mardi Gras themed concert will feature vocalist Melvin Tunstall III. The event will begin with a wine and cheese 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 $65 per person, and reservations may be made by calling Luann Clark at 252-399-6329. Please note that tables for eight are available by reservation. The reservation deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 7. No tickets will be mailed. Melvin will […]

2018 Marks the 40th Year for the Scholastic Art Awards for Eastern/Central N.C. Region at Barton College

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The National Scholastic Art Awards ceremony for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium on the campus of Barton College WILSON, N.C. — December 19, 2017 — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium. This marks the 40th 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 Bob Rankin. Following a reception for Gold Key […]

“Martin Luther King, An Interpretation,” Comes to the Kennedy Family Theatre Stage at Barton on January 16

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WILSON, N.C. — January 12, 2018 — Barton College is pleased to welcome playwright Ira Knight as he brings his acclaimed one-man production, “Martin Luther King, An Interpretation,” to the Kennedy Family Theatre stage at Barton College on Tuesday, January 16, at 7 p.m. There is no charge for the performance, and the community is invited to attend. The dramatic performance is described as an original, thought-provoking one-man interpretation of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and work. The interpretation provides a unique lens to better view the human complexities of this minister and civil rights leader who committed his life’s work to generating monumental change across the country. Actor John Ivey […]

Barton’s Creative Writing Symposium to Feature John Lane and Catherine Woodard on January 16

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WILSON, N.C. — December 19, 2017 — Barton College is pleased to welcome John Lane and Catherine Woodard, both writers with local eastern North Carolina ties, as the featured speakers for the upcoming Creative Writing Symposium to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. The symposium will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton campus. There is no charge for the event, and the community is encouraged to attend. Lane is professor of English and environmental studies at Wofford College and director of Wofford’s Goodall Environmental Studies Center. He is the author of a dozen books of poetry and prose, and is currently doing research […]

Theatre at Barton Presents A Christmas Cabaret on December 8-9

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WILSON, N.C. — November 28, 2017 — Theatre at Barton closes out the 2017 calendar year with an encore presentation of last year’s holiday hit, “A Christmas Cabaret!” These performances of classic holiday entertainment will brighten Barton’s stage in the Kennedy Family Theatre on campus for two evenings only, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8-9, at 7:30 p.m. “‘A Christmas Cabaret’ will help the whole family ring in the season, and promises to be a welcome diversion for our students as they finish with classes and tumble headlong into finals,” shared Adam Twiss, director of Theatre at Barton. “Come join our talented Barton students, faculty, staff, and community members on this festive evening of […]

The Senior Art Exhibition Will Open in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery on Nov. 30

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Cover image — “Desert Dala,” an oil on wood painting by Kate Barnes WILSON, N.C. — November 16, 2017 — A thought-provoking and intriguing mixture of painting, graphic design, audio recording technology, and documentary is coming to the Lula E. Rackley Gallery in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. The Senior Exhibition, spanning the program’s concentrations, will showcase the work of three graduating seniors, Kate Barnes, Shannon Casto, and Brandon Olivera, from the School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts. Barton Art Galleries will host an opening reception for the Senior Exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Gallery Talks by each senior will begin at 5 p.m. […]