Barton Art Galleries and Friends of the Visual Arts Host Curator Michael S. Williams on October 28


WILSON, North Carolina — October 15, 2021 – The Barton College Friends of Visual Arts and the Barton Art Galleries will welcome curator Michael S. Williams on Thursday, October 28 at 6 p.m. A native of North Carolina, Williams encourages community engagement through his consultancy work and through the Black On Black Project, an organization he founded that works with artists on exhibitions and events that address issues. affecting the community.

The event will take place at the Virginia Thompson Graves Gallery of the Barton Art Galleries in the Case Art Building on campus. Seating will be limited and advance reservations are required due to social distancing requirements, but there is no charge to attend the conference. Masks will be compulsory for all participants. To make reservations, please contact Barton Art Galleries at [email protected] or call 252-399-6476.

About the speaker –

A graduate of Central North Carolina University, Williams spent 15 years in the media at News & Observer in roles focused on content creation and community building. He has organized over 20 art exhibitions and equity-related programs in partnership with municipalities, local businesses and non-profit organizations. Williams is also the executive producer of several short films and has provided opportunities for critical conversations at numerous events and forums across North Carolina.

Williams strongly believes that creatives possess the societal and cultural empathy necessary to transform communities. His work in the arts seeks to educate citizens about the history of the nation while communities work towards a more equitable future.

For more information on this event, please contact Maureen O’Neill, Assistant Professor of Art and Director of Exhibitions and Educational Programming, at 252-399-6476 or [email protected], or Barton Art Galleries at 252-399-6477.



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