Barton Innovation Competition Finals: Live from the Edna E. Boykin Cultural Center on April 21

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WILSON, N.C. — April 15, 2015 — Come watch the Barton Innovation Competition Finals “live from the Edna E. Boykin Cultural Center” on Tuesday, April 21, at 7 p.m. This “shark tank style” event will feature three divisions: Community Outreach, Small Business Opportunities, and New Venture Creation. Plan to come early for a “Meet and Greet” reception with Barton student participants beginning at 6:30 p.m. And, keep in mind that as attendance for the event increases, so do the number of prizes for audience members. For every 10 attendees at the event, a gift card will be awarded to a member of the audience; gift cards range from $10 to […]

Art Show: 2015 Senior Art Exhibition Opens at Barton April 20

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WILSON, N.C. – April 13, 2015 — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of “Art Show,” the 2015 Senior Art Exhibition. This showcase opens to the public on Monday, April 20, at the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building, and runs through Monday, May 11. Guests will enjoy a variety of works on display by nine talented senior artists: Brooke Allen, Stephanie Barsanti, Michael Farrar, Tyler Freedman, Taylor Hernandez, Teresa Hilton, Brenda Ramirez, Elizabeth Salyers, and Morgan Stancil. This year’s exhibition features a diverse display of media, including painting, photography, graphic design, drawing, and ceramics created by these gifted young artists. On Saturday, April 25, the senior […]

2015 Creative Writing Symposium at Barton College on April 20

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WILSON, N.C. – March 30, 2015 — The 19th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium, featuring several Barton and Atlantic Christian College alumni authors, will be held on Monday, April 20, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. The symposium will include afternoon discussions and an evening reading with alumni Charles Blackburn, Michael Brantley, David McGehee, Brandon Sneed, and India Staten. There is no charge for the event, and the public is invited to attend. The symposium will open at 3 p.m. with the hour-long discussion “The Path to Publication: A Conversation with Alumni Writers,” providing a retrospective glance at the publication journeys of these gifted alumni. Following the […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 11

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WILSON, N.C. — March 23, 2015 — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April Poetry Day” to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 11, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Scott Owens and Amber Flora Thomas. The day will also feature Eric Weil, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and funded by […]

Friends of Hackney Library Presents “An Evening with Elaine Neil Orr” on April 7

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WILSON, N.C. – March 23, 2015 — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library (FOHL) will welcome award-winning author Elaine Neil Orr as the featured speaker for FOHL’s annual Spring Dinner and Lecture on Tuesday, April 7. The event begins at 6 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall with a wine reception and book signing, followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. Copies of Orr’s books will be available for purchase. The event is sponsored in part by BB&T. Reservations are required. Tickets are $35 per person, with reservations accepted by Tuesday, March 31. FOHL members may reserve tickets at the discounted rate of $30 per person. Spaces are […]

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 Art Professor Opens Fecho Designs: Art Studio and Gallery in Tarboro on March 20

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WILSON, N.C. — March 10, 2015 — Barton College professor of art Susan Fecho, a resident of nearby historic Tarboro, has opened Fecho Designs: Art Studio and Gallery. The grand opening for the downtown art studio and gallery, located at 110 West Granville Street in Tarboro, will be Friday evening, March 20, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. The public is encouraged to stop by to peruse the space, experience the artwork, pick-up a class schedule, and enjoy some refreshments. Fecho Designs will offer instructional classes for both children and adults, ranging from printmaking, textiles, ceramic jewelry and contemporary mixed media. The studio/gallery will be open on weekends and by appointment. The […]

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 […]