Arts Circle LIVE featuring Dr. Lorenzo Pace and Phillip Harrison @ 5p

Please join us for a special edition of AEIVA’s Salon Series featuring an Arts Circle LIVE with guest artists, Dr. Lorenzo Pace and Phillip Harrison. This event will include a discussion on Global Diaspora Community Sculpture Project: The Role of Art in Culture and Community; Two Artist Activists; What They Do and Why. Q&A to follow the discussion.

In 1991, the remains of more than 400 African slaves were excavated during the construction of a federal building in New York City’s Foley Square. Two years later, Dr. Lorenzo Pace was commissioned to build “Triumph of the Human Spirit,” a monument paying homage to those originally buried on that site.

Founder and Director of the Global Diaspora Community Sculpture Project, Phillip Harrison will join Dr. Pace as they discuss their careers as artists, activists, and the role of art in culture and community.

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ABOUT DR. LORENZO PACE // Dr. Lorenzo Pace is an artist, author, master storyteller and performance artist, and lecturer. Pace held his first exhibition at the school of the Art Institute in Chicago, where he graduated with both a BFA and an MFA. Pace went on to receive a doctorate in art education from Illinois State University and later made his home in New York City.

Pace works with a broad range of objects and materials. His sculptures, installations, and performance art have received international acclaim and he has exhibited in galleries and museums all over the world, including New York City galleries, the National Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, AL, as well as galleries in China, Brazil, Senegal, Suriname, Peru, and France. Pace has been featured in a variety of media, including the New York Times and New York Arts Magazine.

Pace is also the author of four self-published children’s books, including Jalani and the Lock, which was described by Publisher’s Weekly as a “stunning debut” and chosen as a “Best Book” by the Los Angeles Times.  Other self-published books by Pace are Marching with MartinHarriet Tubman and My Grandmother’s Quilts, and Frederick Douglass and the North Star. He is also featured in two Art History books The African Burial Ground in New York City: Memory, Spirituality, and Space and African-American Art: A Visual and Cultural History.

Pace is known around the world as a master storyteller and performance artist. His book performances are full of music, singing, dancing, joy, and laughter and provide an experience, unlike anything most people have ever seen with an author. Audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and dispositions are compelled by Pace’s magnetic personality, exuberance, and storytelling talents to participate in his magical journeys through words and images. They leave breathless, smiling, and full of gratitude.

Pace has served as Director of the Montclair State University (New Jersey) Art Gallery, is currently Professor of Art at the University of Texas – Rio Grande, and maintains a studio in Brooklyn, New York.

ABOUT PHILLIP HARRISON // Phillip E Harrison is the Director and Founder of The Global Diaspora Community Sculpture Project is a Chicago-born artist, sculptor, designer, educator, industrial manufacturing consultant, design/build architecture professional, and historic trade’s specialist.

Combining his two passions Art and Science led him to the founding of Penumbra Design Studio. He produces two educational programs: “Project Mistion” focused on Metal Arts and “Overture” an Architecture and Historic Trades Education program. He attended the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin for Chemistry and Material science and Lake Forest College and L’Atellieer des Batissures Medievaux in Aix-en Provence, France for Art.

The combination of his technical and artistic skill has led him to Historic Restoration projects, Private and Public Art Sculpture installations, and Historic Restoration Projects across the globe.


In addition to our frequent public programming, AEIVA offers Arts Circle LIVE as a recurring members’ event that highlights private art collections and more intimate art engagements.

Want to become an Arts Circle Member? Membership enables us to achieve our primary purpose: Arts for All. For more information about becoming an Arts Circle Member, contact Savannah DeRieux at sderieux@uab.edu.

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