For 11 years running, Country Day has hosted a public art exhibition in the Hance Family Gallery featuring well-known artists and art collections generously shared by members of our own community. This year’s contributor and artist is Chas Fagan, 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.
Annual Art Exhibit: Chas Fagan: Eyes on History
Exhibit display: February 4–March 1, Hance Family Gallery
Gallery Lecture & Reception: February 22, 6–8 pm
Lecture by Chas Fagan: 6 pm, Cramer Lecture Hall
Reception: 6:30–8:00 pm, Hance Family Gallery (sponsored by FOTA)
About the Exhibit
An installation of 26 of Mr. Fagan’s pieces will feature both in-progress and completed works, including his famous Captain Jack bronze statue, currently displayed on the Greenway in Uptown Charlotte, will be represented by portions of the original cast and suspended from the gallery ceiling. Additionally, small-scale maquettes, sketches, and photographs will accompany the displayed works to reveal the creative process from start to finish. For questions, contact Tom Delaney, Upper School art department chair and Hance Family Gallery Director.
Read a Q & A with Chas Fagan.