Floral Core Series-#129 by Richard Ritter

Barton Art Galleries’ Fall Opening Exhibition will Focus on Fiber and Glass

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WILSON, N.C. — September 1, 2021 — Fiber and glass art will be the focus of an extraordinary exhibition of works opening the 2021 fall semester season in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. The “Edwina Bringle, with Jan and Richard Ritter” exhibition will provide a look at three of North Carolina’s most recognized and celebrated artists. Edwina Bringle and the Ritters live and work in Penland, where each has had a long relationship with the Penland School of Crafts. The exhibition will run from August 23 through September 30. On Thursday, September 9, the Barton Art Galleries will host a reception at 5 p.m. for […]

2021 Senior Exhibition Will Open With Reception On April 22

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WILSON, N.C. – March 30, 2021 —Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 Senior Exhibition on Thursday, April 22, with an evening reception to be held from 6-8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the campus of the College. Sixteen seniors within the School of Visual, Performing, and Communications Arts will have their works or representations of their work on view in the Barton Art Galleries through May 8. Those seniors representing the Mass Communications, and Visual Arts programs include — Mass Communications Program —  Kenyon “KJ” Askew, Jr., of Colerain plans to graduate in May with a Bachelor of Science […]

Artist William Paul Thomas painting a portrait

Barton Art Galleries will Focus on Painting in “A Good Look” Exhibition Opening March 18

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WILSON, N.C. — March 1, 2021 — Painting will be the focus of “A Good Look,” an extraordinary exhibition of works opening in March in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. “A Good Look” will feature the paintings of William Paul Thomas, artist-in-residence on campus this spring semester. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, March 18, through Friday, April 16. On Thursday, March 18, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host an opening reception at 5 p.m. for “A Good Look.” An artist lecture, featuring Thomas, will follow at 6 p.m. These two events will be open to […]

Anglea Lombardi silverpoint work

Silverpoint Works Will Be The Focus Of The Barton Art Galleries’ Upcoming Exhibition

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WILSON, N.C. — January 4, 2021 — Silverpoint drawings will be the focus of an extraordinary exhibition of works opening this January in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. This exhibition will be a combination of a selection of work from the Paula Patterson Collection at Barton College and silverpoint works by the Raleigh based artist Angela Lombardi. Lombardi will curate the Patterson works from the collection with assistance from the Barton Art Galleries’ student interns. “Silverpoint” will run from January 25 through February 25.   On Thursday, January 28, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host a reception at […]

The Widow Book by artist Susan Fecho

Works by Artist Susan Fecho on View at The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts

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WILSON, N.C. — October 19, 2020 — Headed to the North Carolina Mountains? Be sure to make time to visit the “Craft to Art Series: Fiber Exhibition” in the Thompson Gallery at The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts in Highlands. Artist Susan Fecho currently has four new works on view in this exhibition, presented by guest curator Jerry Jackson. The show will run until December 27, but if you can’t travel to see these impressive works, then take a moment to view the exhibit virtually at https://youtu.be/CxePlj2TXro Fecho’s works include a tapestries set: “Aesculus flava (Buckeye) and “Acer palmatum” (Japanese Maple) that incorporates beautifully dyed fabric with ink and stitching. […]

2020 Barton Art Graduates Exhibition Oct. 16 – Nov. 20

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WILSON, N.C.  — September 30, 2020 — A mixture of painting, graphic design, audio recording technology, and documentary will be part of the 2020 Barton Art Graduates Exhibition scheduled to open on Friday, Oct. 16, in the Virginia Graves Gallery located in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, Nov. 20. The exhibition is open to the public by appointment only, and social distancing and masks will be required during visits to the gallery. Individuals and small groups, not exceeding 10 people, will be greeted by a Barton Art Galleries’ intern at the appointed time. Please contact Maureen […]

John Hancock’s The Shaped Landscape Exhibition Oct. 13-Nov. 20, Opening Reception on Oct. 22

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An opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5 -7 p.m. The artist talk will begin at 6 p.m. Advance reservations are required. WILSON, N.C. — September 30, 2020 — Barton College celebrates John Hancock as the fall Artist-in-Residence, with his new exhibition “The Shaped Landscape.” The exhibition opens in the Lula E. Rackley Gallery in the Barton Art Galleries on Tuesday, Oct. 13, and runs through Friday, Nov. 20. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5 -7 p.m. The artist talk will begin at 6 p.m. Advance reservations are required because of social distancing requirements, but there is no charge to attend the reception or artist talk. Masks will be […]

Sara Pedigo’s “Postscripts” Exhibition to Open in Barton Art Galleries on March 16

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WILSON, N.C. — March 16, 2020 — The spring semester is a great time for art lovers, especially those with an interest in observational painting. Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of artist Sara Pedigo’s new exhibition, “Postscripts,” in the Barton Art Galleries on Monday, March 16. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, April 17. Gallery hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. About the artist —  Sara Pedigo grew up in the American South. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2007. She currently serves as a professor and […]

Eyes on Main Street Features Works by Barton’s Susan Fecho

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Eyes on Main Street gallery presents the exhibition “Vulnerable,” featuring mixed-media collages and book arts works by artist and Barton art professor, Susan Fecho. The work will be on display beginning Friday, March 7, and will run through Sunday, April 19. An opening reception and gallery talk, featuring the artist, will be held Friday, March 13. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the gallery talk at 6 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Fecho is a prolific mixed–media artist, working in and combining textiles, paper, book arts, printmaking, collage, painting, illustration. Her artwork is always […]

42nd Year for the Scholastic Art Awards for Eastern/Central N.C. Region at Barton College

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Ceramics and Glass Chess Set by Gold Key Finalist Heather Chan from Mt. Tabor High School. Ms. Chan is the recipient of the Edward C. Brown Award. WILSON, N.C. — February 3, 2020 — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 9, at 1:30 p.m. in Wilson Gymnasium. This marks the 42nd 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 Charity Valentine, Department Chair for the Fine Art and Music Program at Pitt Community […]