“Art History Crash Course for the Painter or Collector” Led by J. Chris Wilson on Tuesday, Sept. 23

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WILSON, N.C. — Searching for a convenient refresher in art history?  Look no further than the Barton Art Galleries at Barton College. The College’s professor emeritus in art and artist-in-residence J. Chris Wilson will provide the perfect opportunity with his “Art History Crash Course: Review of Art History for the Painter or Collector” scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wilson’s presentation and illustrated lecture, in a workshop format, will be held in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building and will include lunch. Reservations are required. Sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts, Lunch and Lecture Series, the cost for the event […]

Barton Welcomes Dr. Troy Kickler for Constitution Day on Sept. 17

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WILSON, N.C. – As part of annual Constitution Day celebrations at Barton, the College will host a talk by Dr. Troy Kickler, author of “The King’s Trouble Makers: Edenton’s Role in Creating a Nation and State.” The program and reception will be held in the Willis N. Hackney Library on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. This event, sponsored by Hackney Library, is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Titled “The King’s Trouble Makers,” Kickler’s presentation will address North Carolina’s role in the Founding Era, including the development of the United States Constitution. Kickler holds […]

Barton Welcomes UNC Archivist Stephen Fletcher To Discuss Hugh Morton Photographs on Sept. 16

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WILSON, N.C. – As part of a new photography exhibition, “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective,” presenting works by the late North Carolina photographer Hugh Morton, Barton College welcomes the man who carefully selected each image now on display. Archivist Stephen J. Fletcher’s presentation, titled “Hugh Morton’s Rise To His Photographic Peak,” will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building. Fletcher’s talk will explore the first three decades of Morton’s prolific photographic career. He will share his experience of curating and producing the exhibit, and will discuss several photographs that are part of the exhibition. This event is […]

John Lee to be Featured Speaker at 113th Opening Convocation

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to announce alumnus and trustee John Lee, class of 1979, as the featured speaker for the 113th Opening Convocation.  The annual campus event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2, at 11 a.m. in Howard Chapel. A significant tradition at Barton College, Convocation signifies the official opening of the academic year, and provides a particularly meaningful milestone for freshmen as they are ushered into the Barton Experience. “It is an honor to have John Lee join us as the speaker for Barton’s 113th Convocation,” said Dr. Gary Daynes, provost of the college and vice president for academic affairs, and interim vice president for external relations. “His […]

Barton Hosts Author Wiley Cash for Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series on Sept. 9

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WILSON, N.C. – Barton College will welcome Wiley Cash as the featured author for this year’s Joyce T. Boone Southern Authors Series Lecture. The event will be held Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall on the campus of Barton College. The lecture is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. A North Carolina native, Cash is the author of two novels, “A Land More Kind Than Home” (2012) and “This Dark Road to Mercy” (2014). He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina-Asheville in 2000, and a Master of Arts degree in English […]

Barton Showcases Prolific N.C. Photographer Hugh Morton in Special Exhibit

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An opening reception will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. in Case Art Building. A lecture featuring Morton’s grandson and fellow photographer Jack Morton, titled “My Grandfather and His Camera,” will follow at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge. WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce a new photography exhibition highlighting one of our state’s most renowned photographers. “Photographs by Hugh Morton: An Uncommon Retrospective” is on display now through October 3 in Case Art Building on the campus of Barton College. This exhibition is on loan from the North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives of the Wilson Library at […]

112th Commencement Exercises Held Sunday at Barton College

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WILSON, N.C. — May 11, 2014 — Mother’s Day proved a perfect backdrop as graduating students’ families joined the Barton College community on center campus for Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 11. Anita Brown-Graham, director of the Institute for Emerging Issues located on the campus of North Carolina State University, delivered the commencement address. Two hundred and fifty-one seniors and five graduate students participated in the 112th annual commencement exercises. Dr. Norval C. Kneten presided over his eleventh commencement program as president of Barton College. Dr. Gary Daynes, provost and vice president for academic affairs, presented the graduating class. Mr. Gregg A. DeMar, chair of the Barton College Board of […]

Eleventh Annual Caregiver Education Conference Rescheduled at Barton College on May 13

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WILSON, N.C. — The eleventh annual Caregiver Education Conference has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 13, in the Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre on the Barton College campus. The Gerontology Program of Barton College, Alzheimers North Carolina, the Upper Coastal Plain Area Agency on Aging Family Caregiver Support Program, and Joseph D. Russell, M.D., have teamed up to sponsor this annual conference, which will offer two education sessions. A morning session, with lunch, will be specifically focused for family caregivers, clergy, volunteers and students. After lunch, an afternoon session will be presented for professional caregivers. This conference is generously supported by Dr. Russell through an endowment he established in […]

Anita Brown-Graham Slated to Speak at Barton’s 112th Commencement on Sunday, May 11

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WILSON, N.C. — Anita Brown-Graham, Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues, will be the speaker at the 112th annual commencement exercises of Barton College in Wilson, N.C., scheduled for Sunday, May 11. “It is indeed a pleasure to welcome Anita Brown-Graham as Barton’s speaker for this spring’s commencement exercises,” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “I first met Ms. Brown-Graham in 2007 when the Wilson community began the task of establishing the Wilson 20/20 Community Vision. When the UNC School of Government was chosen to support this planning effort, it quickly became evident that her breadth and depth of experience would be extremely instrumental in helping us […]

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 […]