Exhibit: Marissa Palmer at City Hall Gallery
The current exhibition at City Hall is on exhibit from July – September 2021. The exhibit features recent work by local artist and Arts and Culture Board member, Marissa
The current exhibition at City Hall is on exhibit from July – September 2021. The exhibit features recent work by local artist and Arts and Culture Board member, Marissa Palmer.
Marissa Palmer is a Texas born artist who called NYC home for over 15 years. A multi-ethnic woman whose art and writing are an important part of how she shares her life experiences. Being Latinx, Cherokee, and Lipan Apache, the need to narrate her own story directly to an audience without a third party filter is critical. Her art provides this, empowering her to transcend the confines of societal stereotypes. Growing up in a household with multiple religious influences provided a rich spiritual experience. It profoundly affected her world view, expanding her understanding and empathy for her fellow humans. The mediums she works in are predominately acrylics on canvas & watercolor paper, with occasional deviations using charcoal and chalk pastels. She also uses these mediums in conjunction with found objects to create collages.
Inspiration: “Diversity and inclusion are not just words, they are the basis of my art as it seeks to provide an opportunity for others to step into a world different from what they know. Difference is celebrated, difficulties are met with empathy, lost is mourned, and darkness revealed. I draw a lot of inspiration from the pain of my past and the pain I see around me.”
The Gallery Wall at City Hall will exhibit four local artists per year, with opportunities for students from Georgetown Independent School District and Southwestern University to exhibit their work. The exhibitions are by invitation and are designed to align with current Georgetown Arts and Culture Programming. To be considered for an invitation by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board, local artists may submit their resume and portfolio to email@example.com.
July 1 (Thursday) 8:00 am - September 30 (Thursday) 5:00 pm
City Hall Gallery
808 Martin Luther King Jr St, Georgetown, TX 78626