Friday Jan. 31, 2020 
10:00 am
Providence United
Methodist Church


Chas Fagan
From a Life in Art

Chas Fagan's career path has been decidedly unplanned. From Presidents and Popes to downright impressive Americans, his journey through the art world has presented him with some fascinating people...and some unexpected situations. Chas will share a cherished selection of back stories behind some of his projects and creations.


Chas Fagan is an American artist who grew up in Belgium and in rural Pennsylvania, gathering inspiration from the rich landscape and history of his surroundings.

Chas' ability to combine his artistic gifts with his knowledge of history has led to several high-profile commissions. Among his favorites are his statue of President Reagan in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol, a "young Neil Armstrong" statue for Purdue University (including a surrounding plaza with moon-boot prints), his sculpture of Rosa Parks in the

Narthex of Washington National Cathedral, and a monumental-scale bronze sculpture in Dallas titled "Freedom's Charge", featuring two Revolutionary War figures and a billowing battalion flag from Bunker Hill. He was also fortunate to be asked to paint the official White House portrait of First Lady Barbara Bush, and the official portrait of Mother Teresa for her canonization at St. Peter's in Rome.

A self-taught artist, Chas graduated from Yale University with a degree in Soviet Studies.

In 2002 he and his wife Katie decided to raise their three children in Charlotte. They immediately fell in love with the city, the people, and the history of Charlotte.

Chas is proud to have had the chance to capture some of that history and unique character in his bronze sculptures of Thomas Spratt and King Hagler and of the horse-riding Captain Jack on Charlotte's Greenway.



Yale University, B.A., magna cum laude, Soviet Studies


Award for Artistic Distinction (2016)

Faith & Form Award (2007)

Eastman Johnson Award (2005)




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Lunch Bunch
January 31st

Napa on Providence

110 Perrin Place
Charlotte, NC  28207

Baoding Restaurant 
4722-F Sharon Road
Charlotte, NC 28210

131 MAIN Restaurant
5970 Fairview Road #100
Charlotte, NC  28210

See. . . BG Metzler and Ruth McDevitt
at the lunch table. . .

UNC Nutrition Research Institute

Join your fellow Scholars for a tour of the North Carolina Research Campus,, located in Kannapolis.

As a scientific community of eight universities, the David H. Murdock Research Institute, global companies and entrepreneurs, the shared mission is to improve human health through nutrition. Research and development focuses on safer, more nutritious crops, healthier foods and precision nutrition.  Also, the study of nutrients and plant-based compounds to prevent chronic diseases such as cancer and diabetes.

Register for Tuesday February 4 or Thursday February 6


Lunch will be at the K&W Cafeteria, Concord


Meet at 10 am at the Queens University Sports Complex We meet in the parking lot in front and to the side of the Complex.

 2229 Tyvola Rd, Charlotte, NC 28210 (map)


April 27 to April 30, 2020


Wildacres Retreat

Registration opens January 24, 2020


Cost: $250 per person Double Occupancy

 Relaxing days of learning, reflection,

fellowship, laughter, entertainment, solitude,

relaxing and hiking at this beautiful

1,400 acre wilderness retreat

near the Blue Ridge Parkway

in the spectacular mountains

of western North Carolina.

Organized by: Wade Alley & Jim Renger 


Dr. David Goldfield
UNC Charlotte
Election 2020 Back to the Future


2020 Topics 

Climate Change

India and Pakistan 

Red Sea Security 


Human Trafficking

Northern Triangle 

China’s Road into Latin America

The Philippines and the U.S. 

Artificial Intelligence and Data 

HE GREAT DECISIONS books are here. Please pickup before or after the meeting. 

Senior Scholars Meets Friday Mornings 10 AM - 11 AM

Providence UMC, 2810 Providence Rd. Charlotte NC  28211

Queens University  1900 Selwyn Avenue MSC 1409 Charlotte, NC 28274

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