June 19 – July 17
Reception: Saturday, June 19| 4p-6p
Walt Meade Gallery
Roxbury Arts Center
5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury NY
Artist Destiny Palmer’s exhibition ‘By Hand’, a body of responsive works exploring the artist’s ancestral history from slavery to freedom, opens with a reception at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road in Roxbury, on Saturday, June 19, from 4:00p to 6:00p. The Opening Reception and visits to the Walt Meade Gallery are always free, open to all and COVID-19 protocols will be followed for the safety of guests. For more information on this exhibition or about the Roxbury Arts Group, visit roxburyartsgroup.org call 607.326.7908.
“We have long admired Destiny’s work, voice as an artist, and her message as member of humanity,” says Grants & Community Coordinator Samantha Nick. “We are thrilled to have this opportunity to present her work in our community as we commemorate Juneteenth.”
By Hand was created with years of research and is in response to the personal history of the artist’s enslaved ancestors and freedom in South Carolina. By Hand is the third iteration of works exploring this topic, the first being Gained and Gathered and the second being Clenched. The artist uses specific materials to allude, point to or center to various subject matters. For instance, through her use of vintage textiles, Palmer highlights the history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the labor of the working class in America.
“By Hand” opens Saturday June 19, 2021 from 4:00p to 6:00p. Masks and social distancing will be required for in person events and other COVID-19 guidelines which are detailed on the Roxbury Arts Group website. For more information on this exhibition or about the Roxbury Arts Group visit roxburyartsgroup.org or call 607-325-7908
The 2021 Roxbury Arts Group gallery series is sponsored by Roxbury Wine & Spirits. All programs offered by the Roxbury Arts Group are supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, the Robinson Broadhurst Foundation, the Tianaderrah Foundation, The Community Foundation for South Central New York, The Delaware National Bank of Delhi, and by the generosity of business sponsors and individual donors like you.