Members of the Middle School Art Club recently stopped by the Crawford Campus Center Gallery to check out a new exhibit featuring the work of their teacher, Emily Tucci. The show, titled In Memoriam : In Honorem, focuses on wildlife conservation and animal rights in the Serengeti ecosystem.
Crawford Campus Center Gallery
The Crawford Campus Center Gallery is an integral part of the visual arts curriculum at The Episcopal Academy. Through exhibitions and projects that include curated work of visiting artists, cross-curricular collaborations, and student shows, the Gallery inspires students, educators, artists, and all who visit.
Open during the school day (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), on weekends by appointment, and for special evening receptions, the Crawford Campus Center Gallery provides the EA community a space to explore and appreciate art together.
There is always something happening in the Crawford Campus Center Gallery. Learn more about upcoming and past gallery shows below.
– Amaal Ladha, Class of 2018
Current Show: In Memoriam : In Honorem
Middle School Arts Teacher, Emily Tucci, shares her recent work in the Crawford Campus Center Gallery. She asks viewers to imagine a world in the not-so-distant future where the elephant is extinct. The viewer experiences an exhibit in a Natural History Museum where they learn more about the history of wildlife trafficking, motivations behind poaching, and the greatest consumers of ivory through an informational brochure. The parts of the animal left behind represent the silhouettes of the countries that faced the worst of the poaching epidemic and can be identified through the ledger on the wall.
Ms. Tucci is a material-based sculptor focusing on issues of wildlife conservation and animal rights. She received her BFA in Fine Art and honors BA in Art History from University of Delaware in 2017, her Post-Baccalaureate in Fine Art Certificate from Maryland Institute College of Art in 2018, and recently graduated from the Rinehart School of Sculpture.
Ms. Tucci will be giving virtual artist tours, workshops, and will be teaching some of her classes directly from the gallery.
"The assignment was to find a familiar and meaningful place to capture and incorporate a symbolic/subtle realistic element," explained Mr. Sigel, Hon. "Make it a symbolic part that helps illustrate why this place is meaningful to you."
"While they could have hung their pieces anywhere on campus, all six students in the Honors 3-D Design IV class chose the Campus Center, and collectively did so because they felt this was the building that gets the most traffic from all members of the community," explained Upper School art teacher Hilary Hutchison, Hon.