Arts Alliance

Pace Academy’s visual and performing arts department continues to thrive, with more than 85 percent of students participating in one or more arts disciplines. Formed in 2010, the Pace Arts Alliance (PAA) plays an important role in the ongoing promotion of Pace Arts by supporting Lower School, Middle School and Upper School arts faculty and their programs, increasing awareness of all arts activities, and raising funds for ancillary student experiences in the visual and performing arts.

THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR MARKED ANOTHER STELLAR YEAR FOR THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS AT PACE. THESE ACCOMPLISHMENTS INCLUDED:
  • 25 Scholastic Art Awards, including a national silver medal in photography
  • Multiple exhibits in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography
  • Girls Solo title at the GHSA State Literary Meet
  • Honorable mention in the Georgia Ceramic Arts Awards
  • First place in the GHSA Regional One-Act Play for Almost Maine, Two All-Star Cast selections, a Best Actor Award and a Best Supporting Actress Award
  • Honorable mention in the Technical Execution category at the GHSA High School Musical Theatre Awards
  • Top prize in Costume Design at the 2019 Georgia Thespian Conference
  • Grand Champion Award for the Upper School chorus at the Southern Star Music Festival
  • GHSA Honor Band, All-State Orchestra and All-State Chorus selections
THE PACE ARTS ALLIANCE BOLSTERED THE ARTS AT PACE IN 2018-2019 BY FUNDING:
  • Costumes and scenery for some Lower School grade-level plays
  • Art supplies in Lower School classrooms
  • Select professional-development experiences for Lower, Middle and Upper School arts faculty
  • A strings guest artist for Middle and Upper School students
  • A workshop with sketchbook artist Mike Lawry for Middle School students
  • A multi-day workshop with muralist Molly Rose Freeman for Middle School students
  • Professional wig design for the Middle School musical
  • A PAA All-Access Pass: Q&A session with Disney's Bunk'd cast member Will Buie, Jr. for Middle School students
  • Improvisational training and judges for Middle School students
  • Tours of SCAD and Callanwolde for Middle School Students
  • Guest artists, clinicians and instruments for Middle and Upper School band students and the Upper School’s Knight of Jazz
  • Guest choreography and dance training for the Upper School musicals’ casts
  • Georgia Thespian Conference admission for Upper School students
  • A strings master class with Emory University's Vega Quartet for Upper School students
  • A pottery demonstration from Ian Childers for Upper School students
  • A workshop with Artist Gregor Turk for Upper School students
  • A ceramics workshop with Taylor Robenault for Upper School students
  • A ceramics workshop with Shadow May for Upper School students
  • A vocal workshop Conducted by FSU voice professor Dr. Chuck Chandler for Upper School students
  • A PAA All-Access Pass: A panel discussion with film/television Professionals for Middle and Upper School students 

The Pace Arts Alliance continues to grow each year. Please join us at any membership level that fits your family's budget as we support Pace Academy’s stellar arts programs.

Thank you for your ongoing support!

Mary Kelly Cunningham and Angie Howell
Pace Arts Alliance Co-Presidents, 2019-2020

LEADERSHIP

Executive Officers
Co-Presidents Mary Kelly Cunningham & Angie Howell
Past President Jennifer Demba
Secretary Julie Carson
Treasurer Jennifer Douglas-Ullmann
Membership Chair Lorraine Miller
Wendy Schmitt (Elect)
Ticket Chair Kaprice Welsh
Communications Sarah Gray
Administrative Advisor Graham Anthony
Visual and Performing Arts Department Chair Sean Bryan
Pace Arts Alliance Visual and Performing Arts Chair Danny Doyle
Advancement Liaison Debra Mann
Concessions Christy Smith & Elise Lowry
Event Hospitality & Recognition Jimmy Cushman
Evis Babo (Elect)
Special Events Chairs Chrishaunda Lee Perez
Kimi Price Queguiner
Advancement Liaison Melanie Pope
Division Representatives
Upper School Band Drew Pickman
Middle School Band Jason Perez
Upper School Chorus Maria Schiffer
Middle School Chorus Sarah Lynch

Lower School Visual/Performing Arts

Banu Elizondo

Middle School Visual Arts Lexie Bryan
Upper School Visual Arts Amanda Szwast

Strings

Annie Goode

Middle School Theatre

Suzanne White
Ann Cannon

Upper School Theatre

Donna Pottorff

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