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Whirligig Park offers interesting nearby diversion for students

By: GRACIE LINDFORS / Staff Writer        Photograph by: WHITNEY JOYNER / Asst. Art Director   Many Barton students have been looking for fun things to do in Wilson. The Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park is an attraction in Wilson, and it is only five minutes away from the college.   Vollis Simpson was a farm machinery […]

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Artist Harriet Hoover visits Barton Art Galleries

Barton Art Gallery Interns with artist Harriet Hoover: Reina Abruzzo, left, Amy Wahl, artist Harriet Hoover, Claudia Escolano and Elizabeth Edenfield | Contributed Photo September 9, 2018 – The Barton Art Galleries kicked off the 2018-19 year with North Carolina artist Harriet Hoover’s exhibition “Little Light – An Antiquarian’s Unease”, which opened Aug. 23 and […]

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Gallery artists have Barton connections

Michael Dorneman’s sculpture will be included in the First Friday event. | Contributed Photo September 3, 2018 – Three artists with Barton College connections will be celebrated at the Art Ventures & Barnes Corner Gallery First Friday September Open House. The Sept. 7 event, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., will feature figurative painter Joseph Bounds, who […]

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Students install photography exhibit

April 11, 2018 – Barton students from Professor Gerard Lange’s photography classes helped to install exhibitions for the upcoming Eyes on Main Street Outdoor Photo Festival in Downtown Wilson, on Wednesday, April 11. This is the fourth year that Barton Students have volunteered to help festival organizer and artistic director Jerome De Perlinghi mount large-scale […]

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Art Students League creates zine

March 22, 2018 – In response to the Blackout Poetry event hosted by the Diversity and Inclusion, the Barton Art League created a Zine to document the event. A zine is an improvised magazine made on a copy machine. During the event students created poetry by adapting famous texts by civil rights leaders. Participants “blacked […]

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Students participate in installation of the Photography Festival

Barton art students participated in the installation of photographs for the opening night of the “Eyes On The Main Street” Photography Festival. The second annual festival, containing art pieces from 100 artists, will be open from April 9 to July 10, day and night in Downtown Wilson. Students hung the artwork, set to be positioned […]

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Open studio available to all students at Barton

The Barton Art League is hosting open studios every Tuesday and Thursday night, starting at 5 p.m. in the Case Art Building. The open studio sessions are focused on improving the skills of Barton students. On Tuesdays the focus of the open studio is graphic design, and the Thursday sessions are centered on drawing and […]

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World renowned sculpture artist will visit Barton

By Benjamin Hawley Contributor Enzo Torcoletti, a world-renowned sculpture artist, will be visit Barton College on Oct. 15. An exhibit showcasing his work will be in the gallery located in the Case Art Building. In 1968, he received his bachelor’s in English literature. He later earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in sculpture and printmaking […]

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Barton College The Rocky Horror Show Opened 4-16

The Barton College theatre program presented the opening night of The Rocky Horror Show on April 16 at 7:30 p.m. There will be three more performance dates for this musical in the Kennedy Family Theatre. The show will run April 18 with a 7:30 p.m. performance and also a midnight show. The show will have its […]

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