Artist William Paul Thomas painting a portrait

Barton Art Galleries will Focus on Painting in “A Good Look” Exhibition Opening March 18

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WILSON, N.C. — March 1, 2021 — Painting will be the focus of “A Good Look,” an extraordinary exhibition of works opening in March in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. “A Good Look” will feature the paintings of William Paul Thomas, artist-in-residence on campus this spring semester. The exhibition will be on view from Thursday, March 18, through Friday, April 16. On Thursday, March 18, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host an opening reception at 5 p.m. for “A Good Look.” An artist lecture, featuring Thomas, will follow at 6 p.m. These two events will be open to […]

Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Rescheduled for February 24th – Barton Art Galleries Program with N.C. Museum of Art’s Chief Curator Linda Johnson Dougherty

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WILSON, N.C. — January 28, 2021 — The Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries has rescheduled its program with Linda Johnson Dougherty, Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art for Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. Dougherty will discuss “Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art,” including recent solo exhibitions of contemporary artists (Leonardo Drew and Scott Avett), Museum Park art projects, permanent collection reinstallation plans, and an indoor/outdoor exhibition currently under development that focuses on contemporary artists whose work explores climate change and environmental impact. The event will be held in the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery […]

Anglea Lombardi silverpoint work

Silverpoint Works Will Be The Focus Of The Barton Art Galleries’ Upcoming Exhibition

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WILSON, N.C. — January 4, 2021 — Silverpoint drawings will be the focus of an extraordinary exhibition of works opening this January in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. This exhibition will be a combination of a selection of work from the Paula Patterson Collection at Barton College and silverpoint works by the Raleigh based artist Angela Lombardi. Lombardi will curate the Patterson works from the collection with assistance from the Barton Art Galleries’ student interns. “Silverpoint” will run from January 25 through February 25.   On Thursday, January 28, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host a reception at […]

2020 Barton Art Graduates Exhibition Oct. 16 – Nov. 20

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WILSON, N.C.  — September 30, 2020 — A mixture of painting, graphic design, audio recording technology, and documentary will be part of the 2020 Barton Art Graduates Exhibition scheduled to open on Friday, Oct. 16, in the Virginia Graves Gallery located in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on the Barton College campus. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, Nov. 20. The exhibition is open to the public by appointment only, and social distancing and masks will be required during visits to the gallery. Individuals and small groups, not exceeding 10 people, will be greeted by a Barton Art Galleries’ intern at the appointed time. Please contact Maureen […]

Sara Pedigo’s “Postscripts” Exhibition to Open in Barton Art Galleries on March 16

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WILSON, N.C. — March 16, 2020 — The spring semester is a great time for art lovers, especially those with an interest in observational painting. Barton Art Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of artist Sara Pedigo’s new exhibition, “Postscripts,” in the Barton Art Galleries on Monday, March 16. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, April 17. Gallery hours will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. About the artist —  Sara Pedigo grew up in the American South. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2007. She currently serves as a professor and […]

“Outside the Lines” Senior Exhibition at Barton Art Galleries Opening on December 2

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Featured painting above – “Torn Landscape” by Reina Marie Abruzzo WILSON, N.C. — December 1, 2019 — Barton College is pleased to announce the opening of the Fall 2019 Senior Exhibition “Outside the Lines” with an Opening Reception to be held on Monday evening, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Barton Art Galleries in Case Art Building on campus. In collaboration with this evening, there also will be the Barton College Juried Student Exhibition. These events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Seniors within the School of Visual, Performing and Communications Arts will showcase their works or representations of […]

“Neither I, nor time, nor history” Exhibition Opens in the Barton Art Galleries on October 10

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WILSON, N.C. — September 18, 2019 — Barton College celebrates new Artist-in-Residence Jeremy Dean with a series of public events featuring the artist. His new exhibition, “Neither I, nor time, nor history,” will open in the Barton Art Galleries on Thursday, Oct. 10, with a wine and cheese reception at 5 p.m., followed by a gallery talk with the artist at 6 p.m. The reception and lecture are open to the public at no charge. That same evening, the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts will host its annual FOVA Fall Lecture and Dinner. FOVA members and guests will continue the evening with the artist as they move to the Kennedy […]

“Mood Swings” Exhibition To Open In Barton Art Galleries On Thursday, August 22

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WILSON, N.C. —August 15, 2019 — The beginning of a new academic year brings with it a new exhibition at the Barton Art Galleries. “Mood Swings,” featuring paintings and video works by artist William Paul Thomas, goes on display Thursday, August 22 and runs through September 27. An opening reception and gallery talk lecture featuring the artist will be held Thursday, August 22. The reception begins at 5 p.m., with the lecture to follow at 6 p.m. All events are open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. Thomas is a painter, photographer, and videographer who creates pictures as a way to capsulize his […]

Vase by Cynthia Bringle

“Cynthia Bringle and Friends” Ceramic Arts Exhibition Opens In Barton Art Galleries March 18

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WILSON, N.C. — March 6, 2019 — Ceramics will be the focus of an extraordinary exhibition of works opening this spring in the Barton Art Galleries on the campus of Barton College. The “Cynthia Bringle and Friends” exhibition will provide an opportunity to view the works of one of North Carolina’s most recognized and celebrated Ceramic artists, Cynthia Bringle, and three of her artist friends: ceramicists Rebekah Strickland, Gertrude Graham “Gay” Smith, and Susan Feagin. The exhibition will run from March 18 through April 18, with several events planned in collaboration with the art show. On Thursday, March 21, the Barton Art Galleries and the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts […]

Barton Art Galleries Welcomes Sommelier Inez Ribustello for Wine Tasting and Lecture on October 23

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WILSON, N.C. — October 2, 2018 — In a toast to artist-in-residence Donald Martin, the Barton Art Galleries will host a wine tasting in Case Art Building on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m., featuring renowned sommelier Inez Ribustello, co-owner of On the Square restaurant and wine bar in historic downtown Tarboro. Advance reservations for the wine tasting are required, and guests aged 21 and older are invited to attend. The cost is $25 per person, which may be paid by cash or check at the event. Non-alcoholic selections and food will also be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Barton College Friends of Visual Arts. For more […]