Lecture: “Semester Abroad: An Artist’s Journey on Sabbatical” Barton Art Galleries and Hackney Library present “Semester Abroad: An Artist’s Journey on Sabbatical” Featured Speaker: Mark Gordon, Associate Professor of Art 5 p.m., Lecture and Reception, Willis N. Hackney Library Art Gallery For additional information, contact the Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6477 or email@example.com or George Loveland, director of Hackney Library, at 252-399- 6501 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Kirk Butts At first glance, finding a connection between a potter’s wheel and a college degree seems like a futile effort. It might even be considered a “stretch.” Take a moment though, and look a bit closer. Throwing a pot is hard work. It takes focus, ambition, and, most importantly, imagination. The artist must have a goal in mind, and must follow that goal to the end, even if it changes and evolves along the way. Sometimes, it is necessary to start over and begin again. When you think about pottery in this context, each action echoes the efforts it takes to earn a degree. And with that, a […]
WILSON, N.C. — For the third consecutive year, Barton College art professor Mark Gordon will have a ceramic work included in the North Carolina Museum of Art’s “Art of the Auction.” This juried benefit exhibition of donated artworks will be held on Saturday, June 8, at 7 p.m. in the East Building at the Raleigh museum. This year’s featured piece by Gordon is a large, wheelthrown, glazed earthenware bowl that measures 18” x 18” x 3”. The ceramic work is titled “Ripple Bowl,” noting the slip-decorated edging. Gordon formulated the non-toxic glaze for the bowl using copper for green and cobalt for the blue rim. END
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 […]
WILSON, N.C. — The 2009-2010 exhibition season for the Barton Art Galleries begins with Mark Gordon: Recent Works. The ceramics exhibition will open on Monday, Aug. 24, and will run until Friday, Sept. 18. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held on Sunday, Aug. 30 from 2-4 p.m. This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. A professor of ceramics at Barton College, Gordon fills the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery with many of his iconic vessels. Forms in the exhibit, placed on individual pedestals and lining the walls, create a monolithic display evoking a quiet reverence as if in […]
WILSON, N.C. – As host and regional sponsor for the 31st year, Barton College welcomes The National Scholastic Art Awards for the Eastern/Central North Carolina Region. The featured speaker for the annual awards ceremony will be Dean Johns, Director of Arts Education for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. The Scholastic Art Awards, Inc. conducts a visual art awards program for middle and high school students in the United States. Entries from all 50 states are submitted for competition in this nationally renowned program. The Scholastic Art Awards program is designed to encourage student achievement, to recognize and applaud our fine art teachers and to emphasize the importance of the visual arts in […]
WILSON, N.C. – Highlighted on the cover of the latest issue of “PotteryMaking Illustrated” is the work of Barton art professor Mark Gordon. Gordon’s article “Pushing the Envelope,” leads the magazine’s list of titles with a step-by-step process of joining dry clay to dry clay. This ceramic assembly procedure, “Dry/Wet/Dry: Pushing the Handbuilding Envelope,” was demonstrated in March by Gordon at the Furini Memorial Outdoor Sculpture Symposium at Meredith College. Gordon shared a two-page handout explaining this original clay process and later forwarded the notes to the editor of the national bi-monthly “PotteryMaking Illustrated.” The editor liked the idea and asked Gordon to write a more in-depth article that included […]