November 28, 2018

“Reflections of Light” at Art for Healing Gallery

“NOCTURNE III”: The paintings of Princeton artist Lucy Graves McVicker are now on display in “Reflections of Light,” The exhibit runs through March 1 at the Art for Healing Gallery at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center.

The Art for Healing Gallery at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (PMC) is now featuring “Reflections of Light,” an exhibit of paintings by award-winning Princeton artist Lucy Graves McVicker. It runs through March 1.

A signature member of the American Watercolor Society, McVicker also works in oil, acrylic, and mixed media. Her work has been shown in more than 80 statewide, national, and international exhibitions, including 38 juried competitions.

Paintings by McVicker are also part of PMC’s permanent art collection, which includes more than 300 paintings, sculptures, photographs, and other works displayed throughout the hospital as part of the Art for Healing program.

According to PMC, research shows that viewing art can help alleviate stress and anxiety, reduce blood pressure, shorten hospital stays, and even limit the need for pain medication.

The Art for Healing Gallery, made possible by a donation from Princeton Anesthesia services, hosts rotating exhibits throughout the year featuring artists whose work is included in the hospital’s permanent collection. Works in the gallery are available for purchase, and a portion of the proceeds benefit the hospital.

Visitors to the Art for Healing Gallery should park in Lot P6 at the rear of the hospital and use the North Entrance, directly beside the Medical Arts Pavilion.