Arts Alliance

Welcome to The Arts Alliance!

We’re looking forward to even more arts excellence at Pace Academy for the 2021-2022 school year! The purpose of the Pace Arts Alliance (PAA) is to support the visual and performing arts faculty and their programs, increase interest in Pace Arts and raise money toward the enhancement of student experiences in the visual and performing arts. Composed of parent volunteers from each grade level who treasure the many ways that Pace brings the arts to life through student experience, we encourage the faculty to make funding requests for any extras that enrich the student experience when it comes to the arts. When faced with a puzzle to solve in the 2020-2021 school year, our devoted faculty presented us with inventive options to adhere to pandemic protocols, yet fed the artistic nature of our students.

Last year, the PAA learned to pivot, like everyone else and successfully funded a number of extras for our students including:

  • Take-home art supply kits for Lower School students
  • Lighting, chairs and risers for the Upper School chorus holiday concert
  • Chairs scaffolding and lighting for the Upper School musical, Mamma Mia
  • Admission fees for Upper and Middle School students for the Georgia Thespian Conference, where six Pace students received Overall Superiors, the highest rating
  • Partnering with the Saturday Knight Live Auction team to provide a musical experience for Lower School students with Coy Bowles of the Zac Brown Band 
  • Filming for Middle and Upper School holiday videos
  • Lower School video editing
  • Spirit wear for faculty
  • Food trucks during the Upper School musical

We look forward to sponsoring in-person workshops, continuing education opportunities and guest visits to campus in the coming year. We invite you to become a member of the PAA and support the many arts programs that enrich our students in each division. Please reach out to us with any questions.

Sincerely,

Wendy Schmitt and Christy Smith
2021-2022 Arts Alliance Co-Presidents
paceartsalliance@paceacademy.org

LEADERSHIP

Executive Officers
Co-Presidents Wendy Schmitt & Christy Smith
Past President Angie Howell
Secretary Bo Byrne
Treasurer Suzanne White
Membership Jennifer Demba
Ticketing Vivian Lennon
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
Concessions Aisha Gayle & Ann Nagle
Event Hospitality & Recognition

Evis Babo &
Steve Weizenecker

Special Events Chairs Kimi Price Quegnuiner
Parent Organization Manager Melanie Pope
Division Representatives
Middle School Band Melissa Favero
Upper School Chorus Mary Kelly Cunningham
Middle School Chorus Sarah Lynch

Lower School Visual/Performing Arts

Kimi Quéguiner

Middle School Visual Arts Lexie Bryan
Upper School Visual Arts TBD

Middle School Strings

Henri Muller

Upper School Strings Kiery Braithwaite

Middle School Theatre

Ginger Fay

Upper School Theatre

Donna Pottorff

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