The Peck School calls bright minds in the local community with its first “Meet the Artist” event of the season on Wednesday, October 23, 2013.  This event, by invitation only and running from 4 pm to 6 pm, features local painter Carol Johnson who will be on hand to show her work and discuss her style of painting.

Carol Johnson creates her landscapes and seascapes from photographs she has taken during her travels throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean. Other specialties include the painting of local birds and the houses and pets of her friends and family.

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Johnson started painting while earning a BA at Douglass College.  Her work is influenced by classes taken in Italy using egg tempera and watercolor with Fred Wessel and Jeremiah Paterson of the Hartford Art School.

A member of the Morris County Art Association, Johnson exhibits her work locally and recently had an exhibit at the Mayo Center in Morristown.

It has been a long-standing tradition at The Peck School to exhibit the works of local artists in the front lobby gallery space of historic Lindenwold, the School’s main administration building.  In keeping with the school’s call to engage bright minds, this practice is one of many ways the school strives to connect its students with the talents of the local community. 

The Peck School is an independent, coeducational day school for kindergarten through eighth grade. Its fourteen-acre campus is located on South Street in Morristown, NJ. Founded in 1893, the school strives to educate bright minds through its nationally recognized character education program and rigorous, inspirational academic curriculum. With dedicated faculty and families, The Peck School prepares its students to succeed in secondary school and to lead healthy, productive, and principled lives.