Rebecca Ustrell: Permanence Opening Reception

Permanence presents the work of 2023-24 Pitzer College Activist/Artist-in-Residence Rebecca Ustrell. Ustrell’s video work and photography series of cyanotypes printed on paper and ceramic tiles document her collaborations with faculty and students across several Pitzer College SRX Courses. These photographs celebrate community collaboration, explore the embodiment of student and teacher, and reinforce the impact of access to experiential learning and cultural exchange. The exhibition explores how stories are passed down, fade over time, and reemerge as told from a different perspective.


Rebecca Ustrell is an artist, educator, and documentarian in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. Ustrell founded Curious Publishing, a non-profit artbook publishing company that supports queer, BIPOC, and femme creatives through the publication of limited edition art books, zines, and print collections. She is the 2023-24 Activist/Artist-in-Residence, a collaborative initiative of the Community Engagement Center and Pitzer College Art Galleries, and the Event Coordinator for Museum Arts & Culture at the City of Ontario.

This exhibition is organized by the CEC and Pitzer College Art Galleries.

Feb. 29 – Mar. 28, 2024
Hinshaw Gallery, 
Grove House
Pitzer College 

Pitzer Campus Community Reception
Thursday, Feb. 29, 4:15 – 6:30 p.m.

Visit: Tues. – Sat., 12 – 5 p.m.

CEC | 25th Anniversary Community Celebration

The Community Engagement Center is celebrating 25 years as a center! All academic year long we’ve been celebrating with our “25 Days of Community Engagement” series, which includes a year full of programs and events which highlights the collaborative work of students, faculty, staff and community partners.

To honor the hard work of those who have been involved in these 25 years of collaborations, we are happy to invite the Pitzer community for a night of celebration! This event is a part of this year’s Alumni Weekend!



CEC | Public Health Fair

This year the Community Engagement Center (CEC) is hosting our first annual Public Health Fair. This event brings resources to campus, open to all staff, faculty and students.

Featured Resources:

  • Mental Health
  • Harm Reduction
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Healthcare Access
  • Sexual Health
  • Community Programs

CEC | Promise Scholars Fieldtrip to Pitzer

The Community Engagement Center is excited to invite 300+ Ontario-Montclair School District students participating in the Promise Scholars program to campus! We will be providing a tour, student panel and activities for the students. Pitzer students will have the opportunity to share their campus and college experiences!

Student Tour | 9am-10am | Across Pitzer’s Campus
Student Panel | 10am-10:50am | Benson Auditorium and Gold Student Center MPR
Activity Time/Recess | 11am-12pm | Across Pitzer’s Campus

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