Mary Katharine Loyacono McCravey Gallery

The Mary Katharine Loyacono McCravey Gallery hosts art exhibits that change monthly. The Gallery allows students to see the work of local artists as well as student work displayed in a gallery format. Students have also helped hang shows, giving them an understanding of the process of displaying art. The gallery is named for Mississippi artist Mary Katharine Loyacono McCravey. (1910-2009). Born in Forest, MS, Mrs. McCravey was among the first art educators in the Jackson Public School system. She taught art at Enochs Junior High School and Central and Provine High Schools in Jackson. She studied at the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Colorado, the Art Colony in Rockport at Cape Ann, MA, and the Art Colony of Taos, NM. Her painting career began when she was invited by Jackson businessman Richard McRae to exhibit and sell her works at his newly built department store in the Meadowbrook area of Jackson. Mrs. McCravey was a 2004 recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission's Governor's Excellence in the Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Scholastic Art Awards

Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual arts and literary arts organizations across the country to bring the Scholastic Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7–12 apply in 29 categories of art and writing. In 2017, students submitted more than 330,000 works of art and writing to the Scholastic Awards.

Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.

Students receiving Gold Keys, Silver Keys, Honorable Mentions, or American Visions & Voices Nominations are celebrated within their communities through local exhibitions and ceremonies. Gold Key works are then judged nationally by an impressive panel of creative–industry experts to receive National Medals, including Gold, Silver, American Visions & Voices, Portfolio Silver with Distinction or Portfolio Gold Medals and Special Awards. 


A Fabric and Color Playground

The Textile Art of Myra Hester Cook. A mix of more than twenty traditional quilts and textile art, this show showcased fabric as an art medium. Among the works exhibited was "Deep Purple Dreams", an award-winning quilt celebrating Mississippi's Bicentennial.

Senior Art Show

Each spring, the Mary Katharine Loyacono McCravey Gallery hosts an exhibit of work by Senior art students. Seniors select the work they want to show, and the work is hung by Juniors in the National Art Honor Society. An opening reception allows the seniors' work to be appreciated by family members, friends in the community and the Jackson Prep family.
An independent, coeducational day school serving grades six through twelve

Contact Us

3100 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Phone: 601-939-8611
Mail: P.O. Box 4940, Jackson, MS  39296