Annual Art Exhibit
Chas Fagan: Eyes on History
February 4–March 1: Exhibit on display, Hance Family Gallery
February 22, 6–8 pm: Gallery Lecture & Reception
Lecture by Chas Fagan: 6 pm, Cramer Lecture Hall
Reception: 6:30–8:00 pm, Hance Family Gallery
February 23–24: Open to the public (by appointment only. Contact Hance Family Gallery Director Tom Delaney.)
Chas Fagan is a Country Day parent and world-renowned visual artist. Best-known for combining his artistic gifts with his knowledge of history, some of Mr. Fagan’s high-profile commissions include oil portraits of all 45 U.S. Presidents; along with statues of President Reagan in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, Neil Armstrong for Purdue University, Rosa Parks in the Washington National Cathedral; and the official portrait of Mother Teresa for her canonization at St. Peter’s in Rome.
About the Exhibit
An installation of 26 of Mr. Fagan’s pieces feature both in-progress and completed works, including his famous Captain Jack bronze statue, currently displayed on the Greenway in Uptown Charlotte, is represented by portions of the original cast and suspended from the gallery ceiling. Additionally, small-scale model maquette, sketches, and photographs will accompany the displayed works to reveal the creative process from start to finish.
Last year Mr. Fagan was a visiting artist at the Middle School, where he worked with eighth grade art students on the design of a bronze sculpture now featured at Bissell Campus (read more about it here).
Since 2009, Country Day has proudly hosted a public art exhibition featuring well-known artists and art collections generously shared by members of our community. Past exhibits include:
2009: The African-American Experience: Images of Family, Faith & Struggle—Selections from the Judy and Patrick Diamond Collection
2010: The Sight of Music: Artworks from the Judy and Patrick Diamond Collection
2011: Romare Bearden: Works from the Judy and Patrick Diamond Collection
2012: Cundo Bermudez: Works from the Sonia and Isaac Luski Collection
2013: W. Louis Jones: Works from the Sonia and Isaac Luski Collection
2014: Forms and Shapes, Large and Small: Contemporary Works from the Diamond Family Collection
2015: Crossroads of Culture: Spanish Colonial Art from the Robicsek Family Collection
2016: The Family Circle: Photography by Linda Foard Roberts
2017: 75th Anniversary: Alumni Art Show featuring 38 alumni artists
2018: From the Ground Up: Masterworks from the Carolina (and Beyond) from the Bill and Patty Gorelick Collection
2019: Chas Fagan: Eyes on History