In January of 2009, Fryeburg Academy officially opened The Palmina F. & Stephen S. Pace Galleries of Art. 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, Mexico, New 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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Current Exhibit: Mark Baum, Painter (1903-1997)
Please join us for the opening reception on
March 30, from 1:00-3:00 pm.
Light fare and musical entertainment
The exhibition, as always, is free and open to the public.
Our facility is wheelchair accessible.
The Pace Galleries are open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, during most performances in the Leura Hill Eastman PAC, or by appointment - we are happy to host your visit! Call (207) 935-9232 or e-mail email@example.com
to schedule a visit with us.
Our Latest Acquisition!
Frank H. Shapleigh
Farmhouse in Jackson, New Hampshire, 1890
oil on canvas
A Gift from Mary Wilkinson Greenberg
The Portland Phoenix Review of "Strangers & Others" Exhibit