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 […]

Latin American Writers Lecture Scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 14

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome Geney Beltrán Félix as the featured speaker for the Latin American Writers Lecture on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. His lecture, “Americans Born in Mexico,” will focus on the presence and influence of U.S. culture and literature in Mexican authors’ novels. Among Beltrán’s published works are “Cartas ajenas” (translated “Letters from Others”) 2011, the short story collection titled “Habla de lo que sabes” (“Talk About What You Know”) 2009, and two volumes of literary essays “El sueño no is un refugio sino una arma” (“Dreams Are Weapons Not Refuge”) 2009, and “El biógrafo de […]

Tim Madigan, Author of “I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers,” Returns to Barton for Book Signing on Thursday, Nov. 1

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College’s Friends of Hackney Library will welcome the return of journalist and author Tim Madigan to campus on Thursday, Nov. 1, for a book signing in Hackney Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. to promote the recent release of the second edition of his 2006 book, “I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers.” This latest edition, copies of which will be available for purchase at the event, features a new afterword by the author and is in paperback format. The event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. At the book […]

Substance Abuse and Addiction Counselor Cheryl Gentile to Speak at Barton on Nov. 7

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WILSON, N.C. — “Like It, Love It, Got To Have It: The Ins and Outs of Addiction” is the title of the upcoming psychology lecture by Cheryl Gentile, Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services at Vidant Medical Center, scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Barton College. Sponsored by the Department of Psychology, in collaboration with the Psychology Club, the event will be held at 6 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center. The lecture is open to the public at no charge. The community is invited to attend. As Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services at Vidant Medical Center, Gentile provides assessments, diagnosis, and brief intervention, as well as group […]

Barton Welcomes Linda Beatrice Brown on Oct. 23 For Victor R. Small Writers Series Lecture

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome novelist, poet, playwright, and essayist Linda Beatrice Brown for the upcoming Victor R. Small Writers Series’ Fall Lecture scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m.  The lecture will be held in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Dr. Brown has published three novels: “Rainbow ’Roun Mah Shoulder,” “Crossing Over Jordan,” and “Black Angels,” a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books selection for 2009. “Black Angels,” her first book for young readers, tells the story of three orphans finding a way to survive […]

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 […]

Connoisseurship in Art and the Decorative Arts: First in Barton’s “Lunch and Lecture” Art Seminar Series

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WILSON, N.C. — “Connoisseurship in Art and the Decorative Arts,” the first seminar in a new “Lunch and Lecture Series” hosted by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Led by Barton’s professor emeritus of art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson, this lunch workshop will highlight and cover issues leading to a higher level of connoisseurship for participants and will address topics that will meet the needs of the artist, the collector, and the consumer. The “Lunch and Lecture” cost is $10 for Friends of Visual Art members and $20 for non-members. To register as a Friend […]

Author Martin Clark to Speak at Barton’s Friends of Hackney Library Fall Dinner and Lecture on Oct. 9

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Reservation Deadline is Friday, Oct. 5 WILSON, N.C. — If John Grisham’s legal thrillers are your cup of tea, then Martin Clark will provide even heartier fare with his sometimes humorous, sometimes white-knuckled, always satisfying courtroom dramas as the featured author for the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library Fall Dinner and Lecture.  The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Hardy Alumni Hall.  A book signing and wine reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner event are $35 per person, with reservations accepted through Oct. 5. Members of the Barton College Friends of Hackney Library may […]

Rare Books / Special Collections Expert Patrick Scott To Speak on Tuesday, Oct. 2

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College will welcome Dr. Patrick Scott, Research Fellow for Scottish Collections and Distinguished Professor of English Literature for the University of South Carolina Libraries, on Tuesday, Oct. 2. He will present the lecture “ What Old Books Tell Us About Writers and Readers.”  The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. in The Sam and Marjorie Ragan Writing Center on campus. There is no charge for the lecture, and the community is invited to attend. Now retired after 34 years in the English Department at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Scott previously served as Director of the Irvin Department of Rare Books and Special Collections […]