Honoring Margy Stover
Recipient of the 2020 Faculty Legacy Award
Saturday, February 8 • 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are now available for this year's All-School Showcase on Saturday, February 8!
Note: All current Academy students will be comped free tickets to Showcase. To help offset the cost of any comp tickets, if you are able to sponsor a few additional tickets (through the option on the checkout page) we would truly appreciate it. We’ll see you at Showcase!
The annual Academy Showcase is a community-wide celebration featuring top work from each of our arts departments, and we hope you — students, parents, alumni families, faculty and staff, prospective parents, supporters, and friends of any kind — will spend this special evening with us.
Each Showcase, The Academy recognizes a long-serving faculty member for their enormous contribution to our community and culture with the “Faculty Legacy Award.” This year, we are delighted to announce that Visual Arts Chair Margy Stover will accept our fourth annual award. Margy has been a fixture in the Academy community since 2003 and has led the Visual Arts Department since 2008, and we look forward to honoring her at this year’s event.
More about Margy Stover
Under Margy Stover’s leadership, Visual Arts students have won many millions of dollars in scholarships to the best art and design schools in the world, and her alums are enjoying professional success in a huge variety of ways (including, most recently, Maisie Schloss launching a clothing line in partnership with Kanye West). Margy has presented The Academy’s Visual Arts and interdisciplinary design curriculum at several conferences, including the National Arts Education Association Conference and Art Schools Network, and has ongoing art and design residencies in Chicago Public Schools through affiliations with organizations such as Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, the Illinois Arts Council, and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. She is the recipient of several Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program Grants, a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program Grant, and a Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad in China. Margy has taught and exhibited regionally as well as internationally, including a residency as a teaching artist in Ireland (“Blueprints to Intaglio Plates: Exploring Georgian Architecture Through Printmaking,” a collaboration with The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland and Graphic Studio Dublin funded by Irish Arts Council) and a visiting and exhibiting artist in Slovenia (Summer Summit 8 –City Museum, Ptuj, Slovenia).
Because of her deep expertise and experience as both an artist and an educator, Margy is frequently recruited by ISACS to serve on visiting teams evaluating other schools for accreditation, and her leadership here has played an enormous role in shaping The Academy’s mission and culture today.
Thank you, Margy, for everything to you continue to do for this community.