Arts

Our Arts program was created to bring an appreciation of the fine arts into students' lives by discovering individual talents, encouraging original expression, and fostering creative discovery. On campus, Students experience live professional performances in the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, see professionally curated exhibits in the PACE Galleries, and display their own works of art in the Nadler Gallery.  
Arts

Pace Galleries

FRYEBURG ACADEMY CREATES
The Pace Galleries of Art will be hosting a reception for its current exhibition, Fryeburg Academy Creates on Saturday, January 6th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The exhibition is a group show featuring Fryeburg Academy faculty and staff creativity outside the classroom. The artists will be in attendance to discuss their process and inspiration. Admission is free. Light refreshments will be served. The Pace Galleries is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm (following the school's academic calendar). Please contact the box office to schedule a visit at a different time.

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.

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, 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.

Current and Previous Exhibit Photo Galleries:

  • Paintings by Robert Casper 1928-2012

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  • "Fryeburg Fair"

    106 photo(s)

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  • The Harry Nadler Collection - A gift to Fryeburg Academy from Helen Nadler

    47 photo(s)

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  • Mark Baum, Painter (1903-1997) A Retrospective

    26 photo(s)

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  • Paintings, Carvings and "SEW" much more!

    78 photo(s)

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  • Apple of My Eye – A Private Collection

    66 photo(s)

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  • Strangers and Others

    95 photo(s)

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  • Painters, Players and Poets

    39 photo(s)

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  • SINGULAR

    55 photo(s)

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  • John Hultberg and Monhegan Island: The Man, The Place, and His Dreams

    45 photo(s)

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  • Entwined Metaphors - Florence Putterman

    21 photo(s)

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  • Watercolors by Bohdan Osycka

    28 photo(s)

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  • TRELLIS

Artist Katherine Harman Harding, Osprey Cove Studio, Freeport, Maine
TRELLIS is a body of work rooted in garden, landscape, memories of women gardeners and their desire to shape and to share their landscapes.  There are one hundred and eighty-five scrolls, measuring from four to nine feet in length. Each scroll is six inches wide and suspended from six-inch rods.  The foyer of the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center is the first space large enough to encompass the entire installation.
    Trellis

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  • "Above and Below the Line" - The Maine Drawing Project

    73 photo(s)

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  • Hiram Barns Agricultural Cathedrals

    19 photo(s)

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  • LOGGING in MAINE...THEN and NOW

    63 photo(s)

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  • Canvassing the White Mountains - A Private Collection

    61 photo(s)

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  • Summer Show 2010

    66 photo(s)

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  • Challenge Wit & Wisdom

    50 photo(s)

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  • Pace 3 women artist 4/29/10

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Our Latest Acquisition!
Frank H. Shapleigh (1842-1906) Farmhouse in Jackson, New Hampshire, 1890 oil on canvas A Gift from Mary Wilkinson Greenberg

Please stop in and visit us!

The Pace Galleries of Art is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am - 1 pm (or by appointment). Call the box office at 207-935-9232 to schedule a visit.

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