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The Palmina F. & Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art

Current Exhibit:
Paintings by Robert Casper
 
1928-2012

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Read the Exhibit Welcome from John Day:

Welcome to the Robert Casper exhibition
at the Pace Galleries.
 
     I first met Bob Casper on Mohegan Island about fifteen years ago. He was sitting on the porch of the Mohegan House drawing caricatures of island visitors. During a lull I began to chat with him about his art and discovered that he was a highly trained, intellectual artist with a profound understanding of European artists from the Renaissance to the School of Paris.
 
     On his own Facebook page, he offered this biographical sketch: “Robert Casper was born in NYC Sept 12, 1928. His passion in life is….”
 
Keep reading:
- To read the complete exhibit welcome
from John Day, CLICK HERE.

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To see the Exhibit Invitation:  CLICK HERE.
 

The exhibition, as always, is free and open to the public.
Our facility is wheelchair accessible.

Meet John Day, Director of the Palmina F. & Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art

The Director of The Palmina F. & Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art at Fryeburg Academy is a current Trustee, an alumnus of FA, retired teacher, art connoisseur and collector, John Day '67.  John retired from Greely High School in June of 2008 and has made the Pace Galleries the focal point of his love for art.  
Contact John at: jday@fryeburgacademy.org or by phone at (207) 831-0959 to talk about upcoming exhibits, collections or further information on the Galleries.  John is interested in soliciting donations of artwork, paintings, photos, antiques and sculpture for the enjoyment of all those who visit the Galleries.  We are particularly seeking pieces which portray the White Mountains.
Our Latest Acquisition!
Frank H. Shapleigh
(1842-1906)
Farmhouse in Jackson, New Hampshire, 1890
oil on canvas
A Gift from Mary Wilkinson Greenberg
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Please stop in and visit us!


The Pace Galleries will be
open every Tuesday from
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. throughout
the summer. You may also 
schedule a visit by emailing 
us at boxoffice@
fryeburgacademy.org

 
 
 
 
The Academy is eternally grateful to the Paces.


Officially opened in January of 2009,
the Pace Galleries are within the new Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center and were made possible by a gift from the Paces.  Stephen Pace is a world-renowned artist.  He and his wife, Palmina, lived in Indiana on the campus of the University of Southern Indiana, which also benefits from a Palmina F. & Stephen S. Pace Galleries. 

Stephen Pace was born in Missouri in 1918.  He studied art in Indiana, MexicoNew York City, Paris and Florence.  He served in World War II.  He was a professor at American University in Washington, DC and retired in 1983.  Palmina Pace was born in Massachusetts.  She worked in advertising in New York City and married Stephen Pace in 1949.  She has managed her husband's career since that time and has been instrumental in his ability to devote himself to his art. 

The Academy is eternally grateful to the Paces.

Until his recent death, Stephen resided in New Harmony, IN, with his wife, Palmina, who continues to live there.
"Pace Setter" by Bob Keyes, Staff Writer
Portland Press Herald - Maine Sunday Telegram
September 13, 2009
The Portland Phoenix Review of "Strangers & Others" Exhibit
"Meeting 'Strangers' at Fryeburg's Pace Galleries
Review from The Portland Phoenix by Nicholas Schroeder
Current and Previous Exhibit Photo Galleries:
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299 Views
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The Harry Nadler Collection - A gift to Fryeburg Academy from Helen Nadler
Mark Baum, Painter (1903-1997) A Retrospective
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744 Views
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718 Views
Published: 2/22/2013
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662 Views
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Strangers and Others
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1155 Views
Published: 5/19/2012
Painters, Players and Poets
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900 Views
Published: 5/14/2012
SINGULAR
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1085 Views
Published: 3/6/2012
John Hultberg and Monhegan Island: The Man, The Place, and His Dreams
Entwined Metaphors - Florence Putterman
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1525 Views
Published: 9/27/2011
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1067 Views
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Trellis
1 Image
1194 Views
Published: 8/2/2011
\"Above and Below the Line\" - The Maine Drawing Project
73 Images
1488 Views
Published: 4/15/2011
Hiram Barns Agricultural Cathedrals
19 Images
1176 Views
Published: 4/14/2011
LOGGING in MAINE...THEN and NOW
63 Images
1547 Views
Published: 3/17/2011
Canvassing the White Mountains - A Private Collection
61 Images
1308 Views
Published: 2/26/2011
Summer Show 2010
66 Images
1861 Views
Published: 7/24/2010
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1456 Views
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2009 Stephen Pace Exhibit
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2105 Views
Published: 11/9/2009