If you have been in our lobby, you know that the approach to the theaters from the main entrance is along a rather wide, slightly sloped corridor. This area is flanked on either side by three large panels, each 14 feet long and just over 3.5 feet high.

In the past, we’ve filled these panels with posters featuring powerful photography and graphics highlighting each season’s performances. For many months now, the panels have been blank, a stark and rather depressing reminder of the season-that-wasn’t.

Lucky for us, The PAC is located on a college campus that “thinks wide open,” with no shortage of home-grown creativity and talent. And so Director of Production Christy Havard had an idea. We have blank walls, the Purchase College School of Art+Design has artists…

Emails began to fly between Christy and Sonja Ng, the Curatorial Manager of the Richard and Dolly Maass Gallery. Student artists needed to be selected, logistics about materials, schedules, and safety had to be sorted out. The result? See for yourself in the photo gallery below, or, if you are working on campus, wander through the lower lobby after your next COVID test (masked and properly distanced, of course.)

The exhibit will remain in place throughout the summer and into the fall. What will we put up then? You’ll have to wait and see.

Participating artists:
Stephanie Alifano (’21) Painting/art history (double major)

David Mcdonough (’22) MFA Visual Arts

Isaiah Rivera (’21) Printmaking
Genesis – Screenprint Version

Jakob Vitale (’21)
The Drive-In

Photos (c) Sebastian Bass