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Meigs Award: Stacy Levy
November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
We are thrilled to present the 2018 Henry Meigs Environmental Leadership Award, our highest honor, to renowned environmental artist and sculptor Stacy Levy. Linking art with science, Levy harnesses ephemeral changes in nature with the lasting presence of sculpture. Rather than simply showing how nature works, Levy has also created and built many projects that solve environmental issues on the site.
In addition to her site-based work, Levy has shown extensively at museums and galleries. Our art program has worked with Levy a number of times over the years; most recently, Levy created Rain Yard, an innovative outdoor artwork which manages the stormwater runoff from our Visitor Center’s roofs. Levy is the first artist to receive the Meigs Award.
After being presented the award, Levy will be joined by a distinguished panel for an interactive discussion on the intersection of art, science, and the environment through the lens of water. After the conversation, enjoy a reception (generously catered by Weavers Way Co-op) celebrating the opening of a new installation by Levy in our gallery.
Levy graduated from Yale University in 1984 with a BA in sculpture and forestry. She received her MFA in 1991 from the Tyler School of Art. She spent a year at the Architectural Association in London, England. In 1992 she was awarded a Pew Fellowship, and has been a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship and a Mid-Atlantic Foundation grant.