N.C. Landscape Artist J. Chris Wilson Presents “From Murphy to Manteo—An Artist’s Scenic Journey” on April 24

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome professor emeritus and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson for an illustrated presentation on his series ”From Murphy to Manteo—An Artist’s Scenic Journey,” on Thursday, April 24, in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. The presentation will begin at 4 p.m. followed by a reception for guests beginning at 5 p.m. There is no charge for the event, and the community is invited to attend. Wilson’s landscape paintings from the series are the first paintings chosen to be exhibited in the House Chamber of the North Carolina Legislative Building in Raleigh. Wilson’s presentation will include his sharing the story of how […]

Theatre at Barton Presents “Two by Two” April 10, 12 and 13

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WILSON, N.C. – Imagine a crotchety, comfortable 600-year-old Noah being informed that he was going to have to build an ark, larger than anything ever conceived of, as a means of saving the human race … not to mention all land animals. Then imagine Noah springing that on his very average, dysfunctional family. This is where our story begins. Theatre at Barton is excited to present “Two by Two,” a heartwarmingly hilarious musical adaptation of Clifford Odets’ “The Flowering Peach,” opening Thursday, April 10, at 8 p.m., in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the campus of Barton College in Wilson. Additional performances will be held on Saturday […]

Barton Students Trek To New York For An Alternative Spring Break Experience

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Barton Students Experience New York From A Different Perspective Billions of dollars are spent on entertainment, shopping, and food each year in New York City, arguably the most recognized city of the world. During the week of March 2 – 8, six students and two staff members from Barton College: Courtney Bennett, Chelsea Hassell, Kathi Shaner, Mary Taylor, Haley Todaro, Kevin Toth, Chaplain Jamie Eubanks and Campus Health Nurse Dianne Stallings, set out to experience New York, but their agenda did not include the obvious tourist spots. Instead, they chose to see NYC through the eyes of those whose life decisions are much harder than choosing what play to see […]

Barton Art Galleries’ To Host An Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day on March 20 with J. Chris Wilson

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries will host an “Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day” with artist-in-residence and North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson on Thursday, March 20, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will be held in Case Art Building on the Barton campus and is open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to participate. Wilson has participated in appraisal panels with national experts in the past and has a broad background in art and the decorative arts. “This is a continuation of community service that I have provided to the region for many years, mainly through referrals from the regional […]

Barton’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson to present “Jan van Eyck: Decoding an Enigma” on March 19

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Make Reservations In Advance. WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s professor emeritus and artist-in-residence North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson will present an illustrated lecture on celebrated Northern Renaissance artist Jan van Eyck. The “lunch and lecture series” presentation, sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries, will be held in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the Barton campus from Noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. This event, originally scheduled in February, was postponed until March because of inclement weather. The cost of the lunch is $10 for the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and $20.00 for non-members. […]

Barton’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson to present Jan van Eyck: Decoding an Enigma on February 13

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s professor emeritus and artist-in-residence North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson will present an illustrated lecture on celebrated Northern Renaissance artist Jan van Eyck. The “lunch and lecture series” presentation, sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries, will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on the Barton campus from Noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. The cost of the lunch is $10 for the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and $20.00 for non-members. For additional information or to make reservations for the lunch and lecture event, please contact Bonnie LoSchiavo at the […]

J. Chris Wilson’s Work To Be Featured on UNC-TV’s “Our State” Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m.

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WILSON, N.C. — North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson’s “From Murphy to Manteo—An Artist’s Scenic Journey” will be featured on UNC-TV’s “Our State” program airing Thursday, Jan. 2, at 8 p.m. The feature, titled “Scenes from 64,” will showcase the artist as well as scenes and locations of some of his paintings from the emerging 100-painting collection to be completed in 2014. Wilson, an artist-in-residence and professor emeritus at Barton College, will be shown working on location and in his Wilmington studio where much of the interview was filmed. Thirty of Wilson’s paintings from the “Murphy to Manteo” series are currently on view in the House Chamber of the North […]

Art & Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with J. Chris Wilson at the Barton Art Galleries on Nov. 7

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries will host an Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with artist-in-residence and North Carolina landscape artist J. Chris Wilson on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will be held in Case Art Building on the Barton campus and is open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to participate. Wilson has participated in appraisal panels with national experts in the past and has a broad background in art and the decorative arts. “This is a continuation of community service that I have provided to the region for many years, mainly through referrals from the regional arts […]

Poetry Writing Workshop To Be Held At Barton College On Saturday, Oct. 26

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WILSON, N.C. – Poets of all skill and experience level have an opportunity to improve their writing abilities by attending the North Carolina Poetry Society’s (NCPS) Down East Fall Workshop on Saturday, October 26, at Barton College. “The Four Habits of Highly Productive Writers” will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Participants are encouraged to submit to Owens no more than one poem for review at least one week before the workshop. He may be reached at asowens1@yahoo.com. The cost to attend this event is $15 for NCPS members and […]

Sixth Annual Day of Service Scheduled For Wednesday, Oct. 16

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WILSON, N.C. — The blur of blue shirts spotted across Wilson on Wednesday, Oct. 16, will unmistakably be Barton College Bulldogs busy at work for a multitude of local organizations during the annual Barton College Day of Service in our community. With over 800 Barton participants signed up, students and professors at the College will set aside books, and campus staff members will step away from desks, for the sixth annual “Day of Service” on campus and in the Wilson community. Also joining the Barton community this year will be a team of College alumni as well as a group of 80 visiting students and advisors from Craven County. Begun in […]