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Virginia Union Announces Charly Palmer Exhibition


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  January 11, 2013

 Virginia Union Announces Charly Palmer Exhibition 

     (Richmond, VA) – The Virginia Union University Museum Galleries will present an exhibition and sale of the works of Charly Parlmer on February 21, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.  Charly Palmer is an award winning artist whose works chronicle slavery, the Jim Crow era, the Civil Rights era, and the Negro Sports League.

     Palmer studied at the School of Art Institute and the American Academy of Art, both located in Chicago, Illinois.  He was the winner in the “Gallery of Greats” contest with Miller Brewing Company in 1990, after which he was commissioned to create posters for the 1996 Olympics and the 1998 Winter Olympics. 

     The artist’s works will be featured through May 21, 2013.  The public is invited to attend the free opening reception from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on February 21.  The Virginia Union Museum Galleries are located in the L. Douglas Wilder Library and Learning Resource Center on 1500 North Lombardy Street in Richmond, Virginia.


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