On Friday, Nov. 18, the Visual Arts Department was thrilled to welcome sculptor and educator Paul S. Briggs to EA. An associate professor at The Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston and artist in residence at the Harvard Ceramics Program, Briggs has an extensive background in art education, ceramics, and spiritual leadership.
From paint and sculpture to photography and design, The Episcopal Academy's Department of Visual Arts encourages critical thinking and creative expression.
Our dedicated faculty are masters in their craft, and believe that a visual arts education must be student-centered and collaborative in spirit.
Episcopal's excellent facilities provide students with every opportunity to build a strong portfolio and develop a personal voice. Students enjoy producing and appreciating visual art in five spacious studios, a darkroom, graphics lab, and wood shop.
Additionally, the Crawford Campus Center Gallery provides the opportunity for students to expand their appreciation of the arts through ongoing exhibitions from both peers and nationally-renowned artists.
– Amalie Hipp, Class of 2018
In an effort to continually showcase Upper School student artwork, seniors Eesha Ampani and Kirsten Regan took the lead in curating an art gallery for the beginning of the school year focused solely on the summer creations of EA’s student-artists.
Episcopal alumna Jess Jahnle ’10, a surface designer and artist, is kicking off the 2022-23 Crawford Campus Center Gallery season with her dynamic and bold show, Living with the Art.
"All of this year's Dora Khayatt submissions were super impressive, and in my opinion, the CCC Gallery looks as beautiful as ever, thanks to the enthusiasm, talent, and creativity of our students," said Upper School art teacher Hilary Hutchison, Hon.
His piece Toil won in the Drawing & Illustration category. Heat Death of the Universe was awarded the gold in the Painting category.
Students delved into the lives of artists most had never heard of before. The assignment was to analyze the artist and provide biographical information, what material they use, what inspires them, a fun fact, and the three pieces that resonated most with the student.
LONG WAY HOME, an exhibition by EA photography teacher Ellen Erikson, will be on display in the Crawford Campus Center Gallery through Oct. 4. Ellen will give informal Artist Talks on Friday, Sept. 17 and Wednesday, Sept. 22 from 12:15-1 p.m.
"What inspires me to do dance is that I can express myself through movement," shared Avery.
"I am proud of our students, who Covid pandemic and all, still had the interest and self-advocacy to submit their work for this established art competition," shared Upper School art teacher Hilary Hutchinson, Hon.