Barton College Professors
from the Department of Art & Design

Boykin Galery
July 16 - August 29
Opening Reception: July 16
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

This summer the Arts Council of Wilson will present the exhibition Barton College Professors from the Department of Art & Design, that will showcase the works of Susan Fecho, Mark Gordon, Jeffrey Keifer, Gerard Lange, John Morris and Maureen O'Neill. Susan Fecho, professor and chair of the department teaches graphic design and printmaking at the college. Her work explorrs the convergence of the human body, architecture and the landscape. Having been trained in traditional printmaking, Fecho's work explores a wide variety of techniques, semlessly blending mediums together through visual and physical collage. Associate Professor Mark Gordon teaches ceramics, sculpture and art education. Drawing upon Classical Greek and ancient Chinese forms, Gordon produces wheel-thrown clay vessels, along with semi-industrial looking pieces recalling discarded fragments of machinery. Gordon considers his artwork as a melding of idea and action, of inspiration and impulse. Spring 2015 was Jeff Kiefer's first semester as an adjunct professor with the department. Working in multiple mediums, Kiefer is interested in exploring the passage of time through his art, in pursuit of capturing lifetimes of emotion that exist within a passing moment. Crafting elongated figures, Kiefer makes use of subtle gestures he quickly renders in clay. Associate Professor Gerard Lange teaches photography, but also includes in-depth components of art journaling in his courses. His work in this exhibition is comprised of prints from his collage novels produced annually over the past 19 years. Inspired by Max Ernst and Peter Beard, Lange collages images with glue and paint, inscribing pages with up to ten different handwriting styles. Also working with mixed-media collage, Adjunct Professor John Morris will be showing works that combine images and text, with calligraphy and diversely drawn marks and lines. These pieces represent a subject matter that is personally iconic to the artist and are meant to honor one of his undergraduate professors, Noyes Capehart Long. Maureen O'Neill is a visiting assistant professor as well as Director of Exhibitions and Education Programming for the department. Her work that has been developed over the past year combines the mediums of pastel and oil paint. This departure from her earlier methods has opened O'Neill's color palette adding a new sense of light and warmth. Creating between representational and abstract styles, O'Neill's subject matter draws heavily on the memory of observation. This exhibition runs from July 16 - August 29 in the Boykin Gallery of the Wilson Arts Center. The opening reception is on July 16, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., with artist talks taking place at 5 p.m.


Boykin Series 19

The Boykin Series 19 is filled with shows you don't want to miss!  James Gregory, The Drifters, The Malpass Brothers, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard, Yesterday & Today and Steady Drive Blue Grass Band will bring their talents to the Boykin Center Stage.

Season tickets are on sale NOW until August 15 for as low as $118.  Individual tickets will be available starting August 15. Please come by the Arts Council or call 252-291-4329 today!

James Gregory

September 18, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30 / $25
Arts Partner: Bridgestone

The Drifters

Rhythm & Blues
October 9, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35 / $30
Arts Partners: Vick Family Farms & Medlin Buick GMC Mazda

The Malpass Brothers

Retro Country
November 5, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $18/ $15
Arts Partner: Wilson Visitors Center

The Embers featuring Craig Woolard

Christmas Show
December 17, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 / $20
Arts Partner:  The Wilson Times

Yesterday & Today

Beatles Tribute Band
February 18, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $30 / $25
Arts Partner: Wilson Energy

Steady Drive Blue Grass Band

Blue Grass
April 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $18/ $15
Arts Partner: City of Wilson


ACT! for Youth 2015-16 Season

The Addams Family

October 23, 24, 30, 31, 7:30 p.m.
October 25, November 1, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $13 / $10
Audition Dates:
Aug. 31– Sept. 1, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Arts Partner: Ardagh Group

A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 5, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
December 6, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $10 / $8
Audition Dates:
October 26, 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Arts Partner: Wilson All-American Kiwanis

James and the Giant Peach

February 12, 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
February 14, 2016, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $10 / $8
Audition Dates:
December 14, 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Arts Partner: Purdue Pharmaceuticals

The Little Mermaid

May 6, 7, 13, 14, 7:30 p.m.
May 8, 15, 3 p.m.
Tickets: $13 / $10
Audition Dates:
February 15, 16, 2016 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Arts Partner: BB&T

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Summer Camps

July 27 - 31
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Disney's Winnie the Pooh Kids
Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Owl but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship, and sharing snacks.
Filled with all of their favorite characters, Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS is a favorite for children to perform. There is ample opportunity for adding a large ensemble and filling your stage with as many creatures of the Hundred Acre Wood as possible.
Grades: K-8
Auditions Date: July 25, 2015 (Contact Christopher Ballance at 291-4329 ext. 16 or
Camp Dates: July 27th – July 31st
Camp Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Performance: August 1st at 3:00 pm Tickets: $5 per person
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Cookie Creations
Campers will learn to make and decorate a wide array of cookie creations throughout the week including decorated sugar cookies, cookie cakes, and homemade versions of some of your store-bought favorites.
Grades: Elementary School
Maximum: 8 students
Teacher: Amy Kelly