Jean Morman Unsworth Art Expressways Gallery
Featuring the work of students from Mother McAuley
Celebrating 60 years of Visual Arts at McAuley
Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School is proud and honored to exhibit student work as part of the Jean Morman Unsworth Art Expressways exhibition at the Loyola University Museum of Art. Artwork exhibited in this show is from both regular Studio and Advanced Placement Studio students. It demonstrates a variety of 2D media and techniques.
The theme of “Celebrating 60 years of Visual Arts at McAuley” is a reflection on the founder of our art program, Jean Morman Unsworth. Just as the Sisters of Mercy were pioneers in the establishment of schools for young women in Chicago, so too was Jean a pioneer in the founding of the Mother McAuley art program. Today’s Jean’s original work still adorns the walls of the school, which celebrates 60 years at its campus. Students continue to thrive in the spirit of Jean’s vision and creativity.
The Visual Arts & Technology Department of Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School works to challenge young women to engage their imagination, foster flexible ways of thinking (both creatively and critically), develop disciplined effort, build self-confidence and teach technical skills for personal expression. The department curricula assists young women in developing a more thorough understanding and appreciation of art as a unique record of diverse cultures and artistic expression. Preparation in the visual arts is a valuable tool for building compassionate ways of understanding, appreciating and responding to each other and all creation. Our students have been the recipients of numerous regional, state and national awards, including the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program – the nation’s longest-running, largest, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.
Graduates of Mother McAuley are regularly awarded scholarships to prestigious art programs across the country, including schools such as The Art Institute of Chicago, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, and Savannah College of Art & Design, The Minneapolis College of Art And Design and The Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.