Alice Steer Wilson Light Particularly

The neighbors are at it again. First, they started with poetry, now its water color artwork. Trying to bring even more culture into the life of this city slicker.


When I first wrote about the winter in Cape May, a photo of my neighbor Janice Wilson Stridick’s house, introduced me to the poetry of Janice’s grandmother. Margery Wells Steer wrote The View in Winter on Congress Street in Cape May.

From the summer of 1971 until her death 30 years later, Alice Steer Wilson worked to capture the essence of Cape May with her brush.

From the pages of the book of the same name, Wilson’s daughter, Janice Wilson Stridick, brings alive this beloved painter’s vision of Cape May’s dynamic period, when it was growing to become a national treasure – a premier historic, cultural and natural resources destination, in the Carroll Gallery Exhibit, “Light, Particularly: Alice Steer Wilson’s Cape May,” presented by the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC), which opens April 24.

I first met Janice and Paul while walking their beloved dog with fuzzy spots. They truly love Cape May.  A special walking tour “Light, Particularly” Walking Tour – an Artist’s View of Cape May”will be given by Janice Wilson Stridick and her husband Paul revealing how her mother, the late Alice Steer Wilson, viewed her beloved Cape May and reflected it in her renowned paintings, including visits to places of interest. The tour is offered on Saturday, April 25 at 10 a.m. Admission is $25 adults, $15 children (ages 3-12).

This exhibit is located in the Carroll Gallery in the Carriage House of the Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J. The exhibit is open daily, Friday, April 24 through Nov. 1; times vary. Admission is free.

For more information, call 609-884-5404 or 800-275-4278 or visit The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities (MAC) is a multifaceted not-for-profit organization committed to promoting the preservation, interpretation, and cultural enrichment of the Cape May region for its residents and visitors. MAC membership is open to all.

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