Pitzer Art Galleries Receives Pasadena Art Alliance Grant

Claremont, Calif. (February 8, 2011) — Pitzer Art Galleries received a Pasadena Art Alliance Grant to support its fall 2011 exhibition entitled Synthetic Ritual to be held at Nichols Gallery. The 2011 Pasadena Art Alliance Grant recipients will be honored at a luncheon on March 8.

Synthetic Ritual will be co-curated by Gabi Scardi, Milan-based curator/ critic, and Ciara Ennis, curator/director of Pitzer Art Galleries. Ten contemporary artists including Adrian Paci and Yoshua Okon will work in a variety of media to explore the idea of ritual and superstition in professional and personal lives and asks why, in such an advanced and sophisticated technological and cyber driven world, ritual still occupies such an important and dominant role.

Since 1955, the Pasadena Art Alliance fosters appreciation for contemporary visual art in Southern California by supporting artists, exhibition, educational programs and art-oriented non-profit institutions.

About Pitzer Art Galleries

Pitzer Art Galleries exists to provide visually arresting and memorable exhibitions that promote the value and understanding of contemporary art within a local, national and international context. The Galleries are comprised of two sites, the Nichols Gallery–committed to solo and group exhibitions by national and international artists both emerging and established–and the Lenzner Family Art Gallery–a space for risk and experimentation dedicated to emerging artists working in all media. Through curatorial creativity and visionary programming Pitzer Art Galleries seeks to provide context, support and a critical framework for artists and curators working today and by doing so inspire meaningful dialogue that fascinates, inspires and invigorates. For more information, please visit www.pitzer.edu/galleries.

About Pitzer College

Pitzer College is a nationally top-ranked undergraduate liberal arts and sciences institution. A member of The Claremont Colleges, Pitzer offers a distinctive approach to a liberal arts education by linking intellectual inquiry with interdisciplinary studies, cultural immersion, social responsibility and community involvement. For more information, please visit www.pitzer.edu.

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