Pace Gets Creative
Art is everywhere at Pace. Contribute to an all-day LGBTQA+ art installation, sit in on an artist’s lecture exploring diasporic histories, paint to raise awareness about breast cancer and Alzheimer’s, and more.
Artist Lecture: Elia Alba
Friday, October 11 | 1:20 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Room 202
Through a photo transfer process, Elia Alba creates dolls with her likeness and hands of friends and family to explore history, gender, race, and transformation. Blending fantasy, humor, and play, these objects draw from Caribbean and African mythologies, anthropology, popular culture, and fashion to re-consider forgotten diasporic histories and reimage futures inclusive of those histories. Read more about Elia Alba.
National Coming Out Day: Art Installation
Friday, October 11 | All Day | Campus-wide
Every year, the LGBTQA+ and Social Justice Center celebrates National Coming Out Day by creating an art installation that showcases the stories and coming out experiences of all LGBTQA+ folks on campus. This art installation displays those stories using balloons that will be scattered around campus! To participate, please fill out as many questions as you feel comfortable. Your stories will remain anonymous.
Exhibition Opening Reception: Tamar Ettun’s Jubilation Inflation
Tuesday, October 15 | 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. | 41 Park Row, Art Gallery
Featuring a performance by the Moving Company, the exhibit titled Jubilation Inflation unifies different areas of artist Tamar Ettun’s practice in a multifaceted examination of trauma, healing, and emotional empathy. The question of negotiating a world where we are exposed to both pain and joy plays a constant role in her work. The exhibition consists of several parts: at the center, there are several inflatable room-sized environments that visitors will be invited to enter and be enveloped by a climate of vivid color. The inflatables are surrounded by mixed-media sculptures, experimental videos, photographs, and a poetry wall.
Colors for a Cause
Saturday, October 12 | 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. | Miller Lawn
An annual event hosted by the sisters of Sigma Iota Chi in honor of breast cancer awareness and the Alzheimer’s Association. Participate in a paint party where five stations will be set up to hold each color of paint representing different meanings, as well as field day-type activities like tug-o-war, water balloon toss, wheel barrel race, and much more.
MCVA Student Art Show
Thursday, October 10 | 3:25 p.m.–4:25 p.m. | Choate House
Join students, faculty, and members of the community at Pace’s Media, Communications, and Visual Arts showcase! Talented students will exhibit their paintings, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, and digital works in the brand new Choate House Gallery. This event is free and tasty hors d’oeuvres will be served. Attendees can also enter a free raffle to win a VSCO girl basket featuring a 32-ounce hydroflask! Please register in order to attend the MCVA Student Art Show.
Willcox Mural Design Contest
Deadline: December 15 | Willcox Hall
Willcox is getting a Pace lift. Announced as part of Pace’s Constitution Day celebrations, this mural design contest features a First Amendment theme. Submissions will be screened by a committee of Pace Community members and the winning design(s) will be used to create a mural on the western side of Willcox Hall. Submit your design today!
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The Vice President
On Tuesday, October 20, Emmy Award-winning actor and political activist Richard Schiff will talk all things politics with Pace President Marvin Krislov. Schiff will also discuss his role in the hit drama series The West Wing, and how life often imitates art.
Talking Points with Richard Schiff