Artist Charly Palmer Headlines Third Annual ‘Visible Art Grows Hearts’ Exhibit

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By Kay Kipling – January 26, 2024 – Sarasota Magazine

Palmer’s work, which celebrates Black life, has appeared on Time magazine covers, John Legend’s album and on a new stamp from the U.S. Postal Service.

Charly Palmer

Charly Palmer, whose work will be on exhibit at Sarasota Bayfront Community Center as part of Visible Men Academy’s “Visible Art Grows Hearts” show starting Wednesday, Jan. 31, has been creating art for decades. But he has to admit the past few years have been exceptional ones for him.

First, he was selected by musician John Legend to create a cover portrait for the Grammy Award-winning Bigger Love album in 2020. That same year, he was commissioned by Time magazine to create the cover art and illustrations for their “America Must Change” July 2020 issue. Just before he arrives in Sarasota next week, a ceremony in New York City will dedicate the 47th Black Heritage postage stamp in honor of Constance Baker Motley, the first African-American woman to serve as a federal judge and to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court—a Palmer design.

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