Thayer Academy Middle School Art Faculty Destiny Palmer had a busy summer beautifying the public spaces of both Medford and Newton, and more than a few people took notice.
Two recent articles — one by Jacquinn Sinclair of The ARTery (WBUR's arts & culture team) and another by Anna Christine for Wicked Local Medford — showcased both Palmer and Amanda Beard Garcia, two artists commissioned by the Medford Arts Council to create mini-murals on utility boxes throughout the city.
Both articles make note of Palmer's use of dynamic colors in her work. They also discuss the artist's focus on "the histories of women in my community, their resilience, independence, and excellence" and her desire "to work with a community to reclaim space."
A third article, written by Melissa Ellin for the Boston Globe, details Palmer's efforts to create a public mural in Newton entitled "Reflecting Inward."
For a map of where to find Palmer's works for the Medford project, please click here.
Academy Middle School Art Faculty Destiny Palmer's work graces the public spaces of Medford.
Destiny Palmer received a Bachelor's in Fine Art in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a Master's in Fine Arts in Painting from Tyler School of Art at Temple University.