About the Exhibit
When and Where
VCU Tompkins-McCaw Library, Main Lobby
509 N 12th Street
Map and Directions
Exhibit open August 15th, 2011 - January 31, 2012
The School of Pharmacy will host an auction of selected paintings from the exhibit at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences on February 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. All proceeds from the auction will go toward pharmacy student scholarships. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served. For details, contact Ellen Leverich at (804) 828-3016 or email@example.com.
Watercolor is Dr. Yanchick's medium of choice, and work on display includes landscapes, pastoral scenes, still life paintings and themes from the American Southwest. He started painting 11 years ago. A self-described lifelong learner, he said, "I wanted to do something totally different from what I do on a day-to-day basis. Painting is a way of expressing one's self."
Yanchick, who has served as dean of the School of Pharmacy since 1996, has been a leader on the national level as president of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. He studied pharmacy at the University of Iowa and received his Ph.D. in pharmacy from Purdue University.
His wide-ranging interests in the pharmacy profession have included medication use in the elderly and interprofessional education. He has guided several programs through a time of rapid change with a personal commitment to improve patient care outcomes through advances and innovation in pharmacy education.
His interest in watercolor painting was inspired by Baxter Perkinson, a graduate of the VCU School of Dentistry, who donates his artwork to numerous charitable causes including VCU. Dean Yanchick has tried to emulate Dr. Perkinson by donating all of his artwork to charitable organizations, with the largest gifts to benefit the scholarship program in the VCU School of Pharmacy.