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 […]

Barton’s 17th Annual Creative Writing Symposium Presents “Selected Poets” on April 1st

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WILSON, N.C. — The 17th annual Barton College Creative Writing Symposium is pleased to present “Selected Poets.” The event is scheduled for Monday, April 1, and will feature poets Joseph Bathanti, Debra Kaufman, and Al Maginnes. All sessions will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center at no charge, and the public is invited to attend any or all of these sessions. The program will include two afternoon hour-long sessions and an evening session. Session I, titled “Selected Poets: A Conversation,” will begin at 2 p.m. and Session II, titled “The Ecological Dimension,” featuring members of Dr. Jim Clark’s Ecopoetry Class, will begin at 3:30 p.m. At 7:30 […]

Dr. Assad Meymandi Slated to Speak at Barton’s 111th Commencement

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WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Assad Meymandi, distinguished psychiatrist, humanist, scholar, and philanthropist, will be the featured speaker at the 111th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, N.C., scheduled for Sunday, May 12. Dr. Meymandi frequently writes on diverse subjects relating to his interest in medicine, science, the arts, religion, and philanthropy. “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Assad Meymandi as Barton’s speaker for this spring’s commencement exercises,” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “The breadth and depth of his professional expertise and his life experiences provide an educational platform from which Dr. Meymandi can share his wisdom with our graduating seniors. This Renaissance gentleman embodies a […]

“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 […]

Barton College and Belk Partner In Raising Awareness for Healthful Living

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WILSON, N.C. — Educating customers about healthy hearts and healthful living was the focus of a Healthful Living Day held recently at Belk of Wilson. And, partnering with Belk for this wellness education event were the Barton College School of Nursing and the Barton College Association of Nursing Students (BCANS). Barton nursing students were on hand at Belk to provide free blood pressure screenings, and to share information about cardiovascular disease and stroke, as well as the risk factors of smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol, and their damaging effects on the heart. Customers were reminded that choosing a heart-healthy diet, making time for exercise, and scheduling regular […]

“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, […]

Friends of Hackney Library Welcome Children’s Author Rosemary Wells for Two Program Events on Tuesday, March 26

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WILSON, N.C. — The Barton College Friends of Hackney Library will welcome Rosemary Wells, renowned children’s author and illustrator, for its annual signature spring program on Tuesday, March 26.  This year’s program, sponsored in part by BB&T, will be unique, featuring two distinct events for two different audiences. Because of Rosemary Wells’ particular appeal for children, the first event, “Storytime with Rosemary Wells,” is specifically intended for the children in the community and will be held from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Hackney Library prior to the adults’ reception, book signing, and dinner. The second event will be the signature dinner program beginning with a wine reception and book […]

Barton Professor Rodney Werline Publishes Second Volume of “Experientia”

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WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Rodney A. Werline, Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies at Barton College, recently co-edited and published through the Society of Biblical Literature “Experientia, Volume 2: Linking Text and Experience,” a collection of essays concerning the relationship between text and experience in studying early Judaism and Christianity. Dr. Colleen Shantz, of the University of St. Michael’s College in the Toronto School of Theology, served as co-editor of the new collection. The essays collected in this new volume and in “Experientia, Volume 1,” represent the first sustained effort to examine religious experience in early Judaism and early Christianity by an international group of scholars. “I have […]

“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 […]