“My Fair Lady” To Grace The Barton Stage On April 20-23

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Performances will be held April 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 23 at 3 p.m. A preview performance, by invitation only, will be held on Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. WILSON, N.C. — April 10, 2017 — Imagine a chance meeting one rainy evening outside a London Opera House between a common, working-class, Cockney flower girl and the educated, upper-class phoneticist and prescribed bachelor Professor Henry Higgins. This is exactly where Eliza Doolittle’s soon-to-be-told story begins. Theatre at Barton is thrilled to present “My Fair Lady,” a heartwarming, and often hilarious, musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s groundbreaking play “Pygmalion,” with music by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick […]

Travel with Barton’s Friends of Visual Arts to the Reynolda House Museum of American Art and the Diggs Gallery on April 22

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Reservation Deadline is April 14. WILSON, N.C. — April 3, 2017 — The spring season provides a perfect backdrop for a visit to Winston-Salem on Saturday, April 22, to see the renowned Reynolda House Museum of American Art and the impressive Diggs Gallery on the campus of Winston-Salem State University. And, traveling with the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will make this trip a relaxing one-day getaway. Participants will depart by coach from the Kennedy Family Theatre parking lot at Barton College at 8 a.m. Highlights of the trip include lunch at Rooster’s Wood Fired Kitchen: A Noble Grille, followed by a tour of the beautiful, historic Reynolda House. The […]

Barton Welcomes Patrick Bizzaro for Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18

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WILSON, N.C. —April 5, 2017 — Barton College will welcome author and poet Patrick Bizzaro for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture on Tuesday, April 18. The lecture is scheduled for 7 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is free and open to the public, and all are invited to attend. Patrick Bizzaro has published 11 books and chapbooks of poetry, most recently “Poems of the Manassas Battlefield” from Mount Olive College Press and “Interruptions” from Finishing Line Press. To Bizzaro’s credit are two critical studies of Fred Chappell’s poetry and fiction with LSU Press, a book on the pedagogy of […]

Luis Carlos Ayarza’s “Enjambre de Zepelines” Will Intrigue Readers

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A Book Signing, Reading, and Reception will be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the Willis N. Hackney Library. WILSON, N.C. — April 5, 2017 — Much like the camera lens captures a fleeting moment, Dr. Luis Carlos Ayarza’s writing provides the reader with a momentary glimpse into his soul as he contemplates his research interests through a collection of commentaries in his first book, “Enjambre de Zepelines.” To meet the author and learn more about the book, please join the campus community for a Book Signing, Reading, and Reception to be held on Wednesday, April 12, from 4-6 p.m. in the Willis N. Hackney Library on the Barton […]

“Walking into April” Poetry Day Scheduled for Saturday, April 8

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WILSON, N.C. — March 9, 2017 — Make plans to attend the annual “Walking into April” Poetry Day to be held at Barton College on Saturday, April 8, in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. This year brings another distinguished group of poets to celebrate the written word in the spirit of Sam Ragan. Featured poets for the “Walking into April” morning sessions are Beth Copeland and Bruce Lader. The day will also feature Amber Flora Thomas, Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet for Eastern North Carolina, and the Gilbert-Chappell student poets. “Walking into April” is sponsored by the North Carolina Poetry Society, Barton College, and the Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series, and funded by […]

Illusionistic Paintings: the Focus of the “Ripple Drift” Exhibition on View Through April 21

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WILSON, N.C. — February 10, 2017 — Paintings created to break the barrier between the illusionistic space and the physical surface of the work will be the focus of a remarkable exhibition opening this spring in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. Elise Ferguson’s “Ripple Drift” in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery and Lula E. Rackley Gallery will provide a thought provoking experience for viewers as they observe a body of work created without perfection in mind. The emphasis will be placed on color and pattern combined, while pushing materials to their furthest limits. The exhibition will run from Thursday, March 16 through Friday, April 21, with […]

Beloved Southern Author Lee Smith to Speak at Friends of Hackney Library Event on April 4

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WILSON, N.C. — March 9, 2017 —Beloved Southern author Lee Smith is expected to draw a large crowd for the upcoming Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Spring Dinner and Program, scheduled for Tuesday, April 4. A book signing and wine reception will be held from 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., with the dinner and program following at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held in Hardy Alumni Hall on the Barton College campus. Books by the author will be sold during the reception and following the program. Admission for the event is $35 per person. Admission for members of the Friends of Hackney Library and for Barton College faculty, staff, […]

Henry Rock to Speak at the BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture on March 23

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WILSON, N.C. —March 9, 2017 — Executive Director and Founder of City Startup Labs Henry Rock will alter preconceived notions about entrepreneurship, especially as it relates to inner-city America, when he speaks at the Barton College’s 2017 BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education Lecture on Thursday, March 23, at 11 a.m. The event, to be held in Hardy Alumni Hall and hosted by the College’s School of Business, will be open by invitation only. Established in 2008 by the BB&T Charitable Foundation, Barton College’s BB&T Center for Free Enterprise Education supports the College’s commitment to excellence and innovation as the School of Business prepares future leaders for the global business environment […]

Barton’s Susan Fecho Receives Acquisition Award in 2017 Handcrafted National Juried Exhibition

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WILSON, N.C. — March 1, 2017 — Barton College’s Susan Fecho received the highest recognition in the 2017 Handcrafted Exhibition, a nationally juried show currently on view at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center in the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount. Professor of art and dean of the School of Visual, Performing, and Communications Arts at Barton, Fecho was recognized with the coveted “best in show” Acquisition Award for her work titled “Dogwood Shirt,” which will become part of the Arts Center’s Permanent Collection. Also hailing from Barton College, associate professor of art Mark Gordon was recognized with the Honorable Mention Award for his entry “Bowls of Mixed Geometries.” Both Barton professors […]