Thursday, October 13, 2011


NY skyline from Hoboken 20x24Bold Strokes: The Paintings of Chris Kappmeier

WHEN: October 20, 2011 – March 25, 2012
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road (at the corner of Columbia Turnpike) in Morristown,
HOURS: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 AM to 5 PM; Thursday, 11 AM to 8 PM; and Sunday, 1-5 PM.
ADMISSION: $10 for adults and $7 for children, students and senior citizens. Admission is always free for museum members and is free to the public every Thursday between 5 and 8 PM. For more information, call 973.971.3700 or visit

The Morris Museum is pleased to announce a new exhibition, Bold Strokes: The Paintings of Chris Kappmeier, with 34 paintings on view by New Jersey artist Chris Kappmeier. 

The public is invited to meet Chris Kappmeier at the opening reception on Thursday, October 27, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Admission to the opening reception is $15 and registration is required; please call 973.971.3706 for reservations.

Kappmeier central park west nyc oil on canvas 32x44Bold Strokes: The Paintings of Chris Kappmeier, also includes still life paintings of fresh cut flowers (which don’t seem to stand still!). Kappmeier started painting flowers in vases after a recent commission and discovered a new form to render in his lively and varied artistic style.

Kappmeier is a Fine Art graduate of the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Art, which sparked his passion for open-air painting. After post-graduate study, Kappmeier traveled throughout Italy and England, painting whatever inspired him along the way. He studied figure drawing with Peter Schneck and apprenticed in Syracusa, Italy. He has also worked as a silkscreen and gold leaf printer. Kappmeier currently resides in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

Kappmeier says, “All of my landscapes are done in "’open air’. I don’t think you can paint a cold winter scene or hot summer day without being in it. My art is about the feeling of the moment and not done from pictures; in this way I am part of all my paintings. I love to create something from nothing., to take a blank canvas or a piece of paper and bring the feeling of the moment to others. In the end, the artwork speaks for itself.”

About the Morris Museum
The Morris Museum is an award-winning, community-based arts and cultural institution which serves the public through the presentation of high caliber permanent and changing exhibitions in the arts, sciences and humanities.  The Museum also offers educational programs, family events, and is home to the Bickford Theatre and its wide range of performing arts offerings. Continuously serving the public since 1913, the Morris Museum has been designated a Major Arts Institution and has received the New Jersey State Council on the Arts’ Citation of Excellence, among other awards.  In 2013, the museum will celebrate its Centennial Anniverdary. This programs is made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; the F.M. Kirby Foundation and the New Jersey Cultural Trust.

Images: Paintings by Chris Kappmeier, collection of the artist; TOP: NY Skyline from Hoboken; BOTTOM: Central Park West