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Blackberry Winter

The Pabst Foundation was pleased to sponsor the January-February 2017 run of Steven Yockey's "Blackberry Winter" at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. "Blackberry Winter" explores the ravishes of Alzheimer's disease from the perspective of the caregiver. In "Blackberry Winter", that caregiver is the daughter of a woman beginning to lose her mind and memories to the disease. Yokey's work in this piece continues to receive critical acclaim as the show opens in more cities.

rick lowe

Rick Lowe

Rick Lowe is an artist who resides in Houston, Texas. His formal training is in the visual arts. Over the past twenty years he has worked both inside and outside of art world institutions by participating in exhibitions, and developing community based art projects........


rick lowe macarthur fellow


florida hospital

Florida Hospital
Compassion Fatigue Program

Through a generous gift form Margery Pabst of
the Pabst Foundation, the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute (FHC) oncology social work team is researching biochemical outcomes in identified oncology nurses experiencing compassion fatigue. This collaborative research effort includes FHCI,
the University of Central Florida (UCF) and
Pabst Foundation.......


With generous support from the Pabst Charitable Foundation for the Arts as a lead funder, the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project (APP), held 233 sessions, in 2015, to help realize our vision of improving the quality of life of people living with memory loss by accessing their creativity through the performance and creation of poetry.



Hailstork Adolphus Hailstork

The Orlando Philharmonic joins area organizations to present the world premiere of Adolphus Hailstork’s new work, “Zora! We’re Calling You”

On Saturday, November 12, 2011, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, the Zora Neale Hurston Festival for the Arts & Humanities, the Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community, the “Negro Spiritual” Scholarship Foundation Master Singers and the Florida Opera Theatre Chorus joined forces to present American Voices, a night of authentically American music, poetry and song honoring the legacy of author Zora Neale Hurston......

Damascus Kafumbe Damascus Kafumbe

Damascus Kafumbe documents and studies the musical traditions of Uganda

Damascus Kafumbe teaches courses in world music and ethnomusicology and directs the Middlebury African Music and Dance Ensemble. He holds an M.M. and Ph.D. in Musicology from Florida State University and is a performing ethnomusicologist (multi-instrumentalist and dancer). He performs and composes on various East African musical instruments, many of which he builds and maintains.

Alzheimer's Project Alzheimer's Project

The Alzheimer’s Poetry Project
By Nancy Squillacioti, Executive Director, Alzheimer Resource Center

The Pabst Charitable Foundation for the Arts and the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation recently joined together to bring a one-of-a-kind program to the Central Florida Community. The Alzheimer’s Poetry Project is the brainchild of professional poet Gary Glazner, who brought his concept to Orlando earlier in the year at the invitation of Margery Pabst......


aca Pabst Endowed Fund
Atlantic Center for the Arts

In 2007, The Pabst Charitable Foundation for the Arts established an Endowment for Master Writers at Atlantic Center for the Arts. Writers chosen as "Master Writers" are vetted and selected with specific criteria: a body of work demonstrating excellence and a willingness to mentor and guide fellow writers......


Pictured to the left: The Pabst Visitor
Center and Gallery at ACA
Liz Lerman The Great Convergence

Liz Lerman discusses the implications and methods for integrating the arts for today's students in her discussion called The Great Convergence: Integrating the Arts Across the Campus and in the Community.

CLICK HERE to view an excerpt of
Liz's presentation.

photo credit JS Rosenthal

Liz Lerman Michael Metzner

Michael Metzner is a fourth year medical student at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine. He will be graduating May 2016 with the hope of entering a surgical residency with the intent to become a pediatric reconstructive plastic surgeon.







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