Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson To Host A Painting Workshop In Wilmington July 19-20

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will be hosting a painting demonstration in his Wilmington studio on July 19 and 20. The demonstration will take place from 10 a.m. – Noon and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. each day. Participants may attend any part or the entire two-day event. Wilson will begin a painting on Friday and complete the painting by the end of the scheduled demonstration on Saturday. Participants will be observing the process as Wilson develops a painting from beginning to conclusion. He will explain each step and take time to answer questions while he is painting. This is the first of several artist-in-residence events scheduled […]

Gordon Showcases Work in “Art of the Auction”

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WILSON, N.C. — For the third consecutive year, Barton College art professor Mark Gordon will have a ceramic work included in the North Carolina Museum of Art’s “Art of the Auction.” This juried benefit exhibition of donated artworks will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. in the East Building at the Raleigh museum. This year’s featured piece by Gordon is a large, wheelthrown, glazed earthenware bowl that measures 18” x 18” x 3”. The ceramic work is titled “Ripple Bowl,” noting the slip-decorated edging. Gordon formulated the non-toxic glaze for the bowl using copper for green and cobalt for the blue rim. END

J. Chris Wilson’ s “From Murphy to Manteo — an Artist’s Scenic Journey” To Be Featured At “Lunch and Lecture” Art Seminar Series On April 29

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(Reservations required by Friday, April 26th) WILSON, N.C. — “From Murphy to Manteo — An Artist’s Scenic Journey,” the final seminar in the well-received “Lunch and Lecture Series” hosted by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will be held on Monday, April 29, at Noon, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. Barton’s professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will lead the luncheon 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. Reservations for the “Lunch and Lecture” are required by Friday, April 26, at 4 p.m. Please […]

2013 Barton College Senior Art Exhibitions Open on April 20

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WILSON, N.C. – A remarkable collection of student work in the 2013 Barton College Senior Art Exhibition will be on view in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College from April 20 through May 7.  A reception to introduce these students and their work to the community will be held on Saturday, April 20 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Artist talks will be held earlier on Saturday afternoon in the Barton Art Galleries from 2-4 p.m. Both events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. The Barton Art Galleries will host seven exhibits showcasing the […]

2013 Scholars Symposium Scheduled for April 17-19

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College announces the second annual Scholars Symposium scheduled for April 17-19. Barton Trustee Dr. Garnett B. Whitehurst of Brooks Whitehurst Associates Inc., will be the featured keynote speaker.  This annual symposium celebrates the collaboration of students and faculty as majors from across campus share their research projects and creative works. Initially envisioned to build a culture of scholarship on campus, the 2012 inaugural symposium’s success set the bar for an impressive agenda of research completed for the 2013 Scholars Symposium. This year’s presentations will reflect academic research in the areas of accounting, art and design, athletic training, gerontology, biology, business management, elementary education, fitness management, marketing, […]

“Tradition and Intuition: Celebrating North Carolina Pottery” on Exhibit at the Barton Art Galleries

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The exhibition, scheduled for March 17 through April 11, will feature works by Cynthia Bringle, Dan Finch, Brown Holloman, Daniel Johnston, Senora Richardson Lynch, Ben Owen, Jane Peiser, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Hiroshi Sueyoshi, Gertrude “Gay” Smith, Liz Summerfield, and Julie Wiggins. “Tradition and Intuition: Celebrating North Carolina Pottery,” an invitational exhibition to be held at the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College, will showcase North Carolina’s rich diversity and history of pottery making, ranging from Native American pots, to the traditional utilitarian earthenware and stoneware of the Appalachian, piedmont and coastal plains. The exhibition, scheduled for March 17 through April 11, will feature works by Cynthia Bringle, […]

Barton’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson Featured in “Our State” Magazine

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s professor emeritus and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson is featured in the upcoming March issue of “Our State” magazine. “Our State’s March issue is devoted to the idea of ‘Crossing North Carolina,’” shared Elizabeth Hudson, editor of Our State magazine. “We were interested in exploring how we traverse this state from Murphy to Manteo, and our profile of artist Chris Wilson was a perfect fit. Our story not only describes an artistic journey across North Carolina, but also it reveals Wilson’s personal life journey, as well. We were so proud to publish this compelling portrait of an artist and North Carolina resident who embraces this state from […]

Barton Hosts The Scholastic Art Awards For Eastern/Central N.C. Region on Sunday, Feb. 3

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome students from across the state to celebrate their creativity at the annual Scholastic Art Awards ceremony scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 3. This marks the 35th 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 Ben Bridgers, a formally trained painter who joined the Barton College art faculty in fall 2012 as an associate professor of art. Following an ice cream social for Gold Key awardees and their families in Wilson Gymnasium on the Barton campus at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, there […]

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. […]

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 […]