Sculptor and theater group with PCA&D ties selected for Lancaster’s PACE Neighbors project

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Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

An almnus and a theater group with collaborative ties to the College and our Center for Creative Exploration program are two of the five local artists chosen to participate in the City of Lancaster’s PACE (Public Art Community Engagement) Neighbors project.

Congratulations to Matty Geez ’14, Illustration, as well as Lancaster’s Teatro Paloma for their selection to the 1.5-year grant-funded program.

Geez, who works in sculpture, creates colorful botanical shapes that verge on the fantastical and explore gender identities and breaking the binary. He has worked with The Philadelphia International Airport, curio. Gallery, Philadelphia Mural Arts, Arch Enemy Gallery, and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, as well as Pennsylvania College of Art & Design through our Center for Creative Exploration (CCE) programs. You can learn more about Geez in this project profile here and an alumni profile here.

Teatro Paloma, too, has ties to PCA&D’s CCE program, with its personnel serving as instructors and guides in two upcoming classes. José Guillermo Rodriguez-Plaza, a scholar, actor, and founding Teatro Paloma member, will lead How to (Un)tame the Wild Tongue: Intergenerational Monologuing in Spanglish, a two-Saturday workshop in February. And Jade Cintrón, educator, scholar, and actor, will teach Theater Games for the Overworked Person, a one-session workshop in March. Learn more about these classes, as well as Rodriguez-Plaza and Cintrón, here.

The PACE Neighbors project supports a cohort of local artists in making temporary public art projects that highlight connections between art and civic government. PACE is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The City of Lancaster’s comprehensive plan, Lancaster County Community Foundation, the High Family Foundation, the Rick and Gail Gray Fund, and Franklin & Marshall College.

  • Go here to learn more about the PACE Neighbors project.