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Art for Healing: Lucy Graves McVicker Paintings Exhibited at Princeton Medical Center

October 31, 2018
Nocturne III by Lucy Graves McVicker
Nocturne III (above) is among the artworks by Lucy Graves McVicker that will be exhibited at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center from November 12, 2018 through March 1, 2019.
In mid-November, the Art for Healing Gallery at Princeton Medical Center (PMC) will open Reflections of Light, an exhibit of paintings by award-winning Princeton artist Lucy Graves McVicker.

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.

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 generous 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.

Reflections of Light will open November 12 and remain on display through March 1, 2019.

Penn Medicine Princeton Health will celebrate the art opening with a wine and cheese reception on Friday, November 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more details or to register for the reception, visit

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.

About Penn Medicine Princeton Health
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Andy Williams, 609-252-8785

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