“Love The Symphony” Scheduled For February 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Celebrate Valentine’s Day in gala fashion with the Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, Feb. 14, at the twenty-second annual “Love the Symphony.” A much-anticipated annual event, this season’s “Love the Symphony” concert will feature Broadway star, recording artist, and international celebrity Lauren Kennedy. 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 Laura Ashley Lamm at 252-399-6309. Please note that tables for eight are available by reservation. The reservation deadline is Friday, Feb. 8. […]

Fool Proof Color Schemes for Art and for Living Workshop: Third in Barton’s “Lunch and Lecture” Art Seminar Series

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WILSON, N.C. — “Fool Proof Color Schemes for Art and for Living Workshop,” the third seminar in a new “Lunch and Lecture Series” hosted by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., with lunch included. Barton’s professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will lead the seminar. The “Lunch and Lecture” cost is $10 for Friends of Visual Art members and $20 for non-members. To join the Friends of Visual Arts, visit www.barton.edu/culturalarts. To make reservations for this event or to get additional information about receiving CEU credit, contact Bonnie LoSchiavo at 252‐399‐6477 or email: artgalleries@barton.edu. […]

Friends of Hackney Library Will Welcome Garland S. Tucker III for Book Signing on Jan. 22

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library will welcome author Garland S. Tucker III for a book signing on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Hackney Library on campus. The author of “The High Tide of American Conservatism: Davis, Coolidge, and the 1924 Election” (Emerald, 2010), Tucker also serves as president and CEO of Triangle Capital Corporation, a publicly traded specialty finance company in Raleigh. Copies of his book will be available for purchase at the event, which is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. A native son of Wilson, Tucker currently lives and works […]

Children’s Author/Illustrator Bonnie Christensen Returns to Barton For Book Signing

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WILSON, N.C. — Acclaimed children’s author and illustrator Bonnie Christensen will return to Barton’s campus on Tuesday, Dec. 4, for a special book signing sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library. The book signing will be held from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. in the library. Books will be available for purchase at the book signing. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend. This is the second book signing on campus for Christensen who held her first signing for her award-winning book “Django” in December 2009. Since that time, Christensen has published four more children’s books, including  “Fabulous!: A Portrait of […]

Photography for the Painter: Creating Your Best Visuals Workshop: Second in Barton’s “Lunch and Lecture” Art Seminar Series

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WILSON, N.C. — “Photography for the Painter: Creating Your Best Visuals Workshop,” the second seminar in a new “Lunch and Lecture Series” hosted by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Barton’s professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will lead the seminar. The “Lunch and Lecture” cost is $10 for Friends of Visual Art members and $20 for non-members. To register as a Friend of Visual Arts, you may visit www.barton.edu/culturalarts. To make reservations, contact Bonnie LoSchiavo by phone at 252‐399‐6477 or email artgalleries@barton.edu. An RSVP is required for lunch reservations. “Technology and painting have […]

Barton’s Christmas Season Opens With The Lighting of the Luminaries And More

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Barton College welcomes residents of Wilson and the surrounding communities for this festive celebration. WILSON, N.C. — The Lighting of the Luminaries, a long-standing tradition for the Barton College community, will usher in the Christmas season on Tuesday, Nov. 27. 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 over 1,800 luminaries across 32 acres […]

2012 Alumni Awards Presented During Barton’s Homecoming Weekend

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Alumni Ashley T. Hooks, Mary E. Strickland, and P. Kelly Dawkins were recently honored at the Barton College Alumni Awards Brunch during the 2012 Homecoming Weekend.  Please take time to read individual articles about these three distinguished alumni… Ashley T. Hooks Named 2012 Alumnus of the Year For the many accomplishments within his professional career and community service, Ashley T. Hooks of Wilson, was recently recognized as Barton College’s 2012 Alumnus of the Year. The Alumnus of the Year Award was established in 1968 to honor those alumni who have given outstanding service to Barton College and distinguished themselves in the area of civic, religious and professional life. “I owe […]

Barton College/Wilson Symphony to Feature Pianist Beth Levin on Nov. 18

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College/Wilson Symphony Orchestra will present their annual Fall Concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton College campus. The orchestra, conducted by music director Mark N. Peterson, will welcome pianist Beth Levin to the Barton stage. Among the performance selections will be two standards of the classical repertoire: Mozart’s “Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201 and Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54. Admission for the fall orchestra performance will be $10 at the door or by season ticket. All students within the community will be admitted free of charge as well […]

“Slow Motion Visions” Exhibition at Barton Art Galleries Opens on Nov. 11

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Gallery Reception on Nov. 11, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.; Public Lecture on Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. in the Barton Art Galleries WILSON, N.C. — Prepare to be amazed at the artistic works on view in the Barton Art Galleries newest exhibition titled “Slow-Motion Visions” by acclaimed artists Steve J. Gerberich and Fred Burton. The opening reception for the exhibition is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11, from 4-6 p.m. Also, on Monday, Nov. 12, there will be a public lecture about the exhibition at 10 a.m. in the Barton Art Galleries. These events are open to the public free of charge, and the community is invited to attend. Gerberich’s […]

Latin American Writers Lecture Scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome Geney Beltrán Félix as the featured speaker for the Latin American Writers Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. His lecture, “Americans Born in Mexico,” will focus on the presence and influence of U.S. culture and literature in Mexican authors’ novels. Among Beltrán’s published works are “Cartas ajenas” (translated “Letters from Others”) 2011, the short story collection titled “Habla de lo que sabes” (“Talk About What You Know”) 2009, and two volumes of literary essays “El sueño no is un refugio sino una arma” (“Dreams Are Weapons Not Refuge”) 2009, and “El biógrafo de […]