From February 3 to February 28, The Gallery at Chapin will exhibit works by Charles McVicker in an exhibit entitled, “Patterns of Nature.” A reception for the artist will be held on Wednesday, February 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit can also be viewed during school hours by calling (609) 924-7206 and scheduling an appointment.
Charles McVicker works in oil, acrylic, and watercolor. He enjoys painting the complexities of nature in landscapes, which is the main focus of this exhibit. McVicker recently spent time in Alaska and Maine painting seaport scenes. He states, “I have searched for quiet moments of beauty or drama that might be overlooked by most to depict in my paintings; those scenes that hopefully can bring satisfaction or thoughtful stimulation to the viewer. Also, I am still concerned with the traditional values of form and light, particularly the excitement of light on natural and man-made forms …”
McVicker studied at the Art Center College of Design with Lorser Feitelson and others. He maintained a personal studio in New York for the past 25 years where he was active with the Society of Illustrators, being president for two years. He is a retired professor of art from The College of New Jersey, having taught there for 18 years. McVicker now works and lives in Princeton. His idea of a cooperative art group led to the founding of the Princeton Artists Alliance. He is in the Watercolor USA Hall of Fame and has received over 30 awards from local institutions such as the Zimmerli Museum of Rutgers University and Ellarslie at the Trenton City Museum.
Chapin School is located at 4101 Princeton Pike in Princeton.