In Spring 2017 the Visual Arts Department faculty sponsored "Illustrating Italy," a trip to Rome, Florence, Venice and Siena, Italy. Twenty members of the Jackson Prep community - students, parents, employees - traveled by bus, plane, boat and van around Italy. The nine-day tour included stops at Classical, Renaissance and Byzantine art and architecture. The schedule included built-in time to sketch with the art supplies that every traveler received. Following the trip, a show of art work - paintings, sketches, posters, drawings and photographs - all created by Prep's Italy travelers, was held in the Mary Katharine Loyacono McCravey Gallery.