Middle School’s Palmer named an emerging New England artist

Art New England recently named Middle School Arts Faculty Destiny Palmer one of 10 emerging New England artists.  

The publication was also quick to define its use of “emerging,” noting that while all of the artists selected are “fully engaged in a well-developed artmaking practice, their work commands attention—by the art-viewing public, art institutions, galleries, across New England, and beyond.” 

In an article providing overviews of the 10 artists and their work, Art New England said Palmer “interrogates colonialism through her thought-provoking installation, painting, and public murals.” The Boston-based artist was praised for her community engagement, especially when it came to her mural work, and for retaining roles both as a full-time educator and an artist. 

“For me, painting is my language,” Palmer says in the article. 

Joining Palmer on the list of emerging New England artists are: Anna McNeary (Providence, RI); Harlan Mack (Johnson, VT); Gabriel Sosa (Boston); Adéle Flamand-Browne (New Milford, CT); Margaret Jacobs (Enfield, NH); Asata Radcliffe (Portland, ME); Sumru Tekin (Charlotte, VT); Ryan Adams (Portland, ME); and Nancy McTague-Stock (Wilton, CT). 

To read the Art New England article in full, please click here

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Middle School Arts Faculty Destiny Palmer amid her artwork. 

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A Crowd Gathered, a 2019 acrylic on canvas by Destiny Palmer. 


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