111th Commencement Exercises Held Sunday at Barton

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WILSON, N.C. — Mother’s Day proved a perfect backdrop as graduating students’ families joined the Barton College community on the campus green for Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 12. Dr. Assad Meymandi delivered the commencement address. Some 230 seniors participated in the 111th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his ninth commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Kelly M. Thompson, interim provost and vice president for external relations, presented the graduating class. Participating in this year’s commencement ceremony were students who completed their baccalaureate degree requirements in December 2012 and May 2013, as well as candidates who expect to fulfill requirements over the summer. The […]

The Viceroy Tulip Bulb or 10 Rembrandt Paintings! Culture, Commerce and Drama in Holland’s Golden Age

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WILSON, N.C. — On April 9, Barton College’s Artist-in-Residence J. Chris Wilson will give an illustrated lecture on the Dutch Golden Age. The latest in the “Lunch and Learn” Art Seminar Series sponsored by the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, this event will be held from Noon until 1 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center and will include lunch. The cost is $10 per person for Friends of the Visual Arts members and $20 for non-members. Reservations are required. Please contact Bonnie LoSchiavo in the Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6477 or email artgalleries@barton.edu. “Holland’s Golden Age roughly spanned the 17th century and […]

“Hackney Library’s Academic Achievement Series” Features Barton Dr. Jane Webster on March 21

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WILSON, N.C. — In conjunction with the “Hackney Library Celebrates Academic Achievement Series” at Barton College, Hackney Library will host a book signing and reading on Thursday, March 21, for “Lady Parts: Biblical Women and The Vagina Monologues” (Wipf & Stock 2012), a collection of narratives co-edited by Dr. Jane S. Webster, professor of religion at Barton College, and Dr. Kathryn D. Blanchard, associate professor of religious studies at Alma College in Michigan. The book signing will be held from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. At 6 p.m., Dr. Webster will discuss the project and share a reading from the book. She will then introduce several Barton students and alumnae, including […]

“Mapping to Achieve Your Best Art” Two-Day Workshop with J. Chris Wilson on March 19 and 20

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts is pleased to sponsor “Mapping to Achieve Your Best Art” Workshop, led by professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson. This two-day event will include a lecture by Wilson on Tuesday, March 19, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.  On Wednesday, March 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., there will be appointments on the hour (by reservation only) for individuals to create their own personal mapping plan with the assistance of Wilson. The Mapping Workshop will be held in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. There is no cost for […]

Tenth Annual Caregiver Education Conference Scheduled at Barton College on March 5

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WILSON, N.C. — The tenth annual Caregiver Education Conference is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, on the Barton College campus. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this significant series of workshops and keynote addresses. The Caregiver Education Conference welcomes back Dr. Russell, a doctor of internal medicine in Wilson since 1975, who will join Alice Watkins, Executive Director of Alzheimers North Carolina Inc., to open the conference with introductory greetings to the participants. Passionate about his commitment and support of furthering patient education, Dr. […]

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. […]

Barton Announces Interim Provost and Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Appointments

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce the appointments of Dr. Kelly Thompson as interim provost of the college and Dr. Jackie Ennis as interim associate vice president for academic affairs. These appointments were made following the earlier announcement of Dr. John Marsden, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Barton College, being named president of Midway College in Kentucky. Dr. Thompson’s and Dr. Ennis’ appointments are effective January 1, 2013. “Kelly Thompson, vice president for external relations, brings a wealth of administrative leadership expertise to her new role as interim provost of the college, and Jackie Ennis, dean of the School of Education and director of Accelerated […]

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 […]

Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with J. Chris Wilson at the Barton Art Galleries on Nov. 6

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton Art Galleries will host an Art and Decorative Arts Appraisal Day with artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 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. “This is a continuation of community service that I have provided to the region for many years, mainly through referrals from the regional arts councils,” shared Wilson. “Members of the community may bring in any object of art or decorative arts (limit three items per person) to be examined, and I […]

Art Faculty Showcase Their Talent In Exhibit At Barton Art Galleries

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A gallery reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5-7 p.m. The fall exhibition will run through Friday, Nov. 2. WILSON, N.C., — Now on view in the Barton Art Galleries are works by the faculty of the Department of Art and Design at Barton College. The month-long show features the artwork of professors who not only teach but also actively pursue and exhibit their own art, nationally and internationally. The show includes the works of Ben Bridgers, Susan Fecho, Mark Gordon, Gerard Lange, and Maureen O’Neill, as well as artist-in-residence and professor emeritus J. Chris Wilson. This group exhibition highlights the diversity of the art faculty and […]