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Allentown, PA (August 15, 2007) - Jennifer Palmer will display a selection of her paintings in "In Between a Memory and a Dream," a new exhibition at Cedar Crest College.  The show will open in the Tompkins Gallery on September 11, 2007 and an artist talk and reception will be held at 5:00 p.m.

With this exhibition, Palmer returns to her undergraduate alma mater with works that explore the space between idea and reality.

"For me, it is a transitional space that marks contemplation of the past, the future and memories. In the process, these ideas converge and the creation emerges showing the journey," says Palmer. "Through the completion of daily paintings, it is an odyssey of discovery of my relationship to everyday life and the development of a personal language to express the fragments from these experiences."

Palmer has shown her work in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, most recently in Savannah, GA, Boulder, CO, Las Cruces, NM and Kutztown, PA.  Her art has also been featured in the Southern Edition of New American Paintings and she has held residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT and Ora Lerman Charitable Trust - Soaring Gardens in Wyalusing, PA.  In 2007, Palmer received an Individual Artist Professional Development Grant from the Kentucky Arts Council.  During her time in the Lehigh Valley, she also taught sculpture classes at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA.

She received her bachelor's degree in art from Cedar Crest College and a master of fine arts degree in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia.

The exhibit will run from September 11, 2007 through October 15, 2007 and is free and open to the public.  The gallery is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.  For more information, please contact Brian Wiggins, gallery coordinator, at 610-606-4666, ext. 3469.


Jennifer Palmer

IMAGE - "In My Secret Place",  3x5", mixed media on wood (Image courtesy of Cedar Crest College)

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