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Laura PalmerEdwards Bio
Laura Palmer EdwardsLaura Palmer Edwards, a writer and PR veteran, returned to the studio and art class in 2002 after a 25-year hiatus. She was lured back into painting in response to overwhelming grief and used art as therapy and in the process awakened a long repressed dream.

Strongly influenced by a School of the Museum of Fine Arts class called Art as Process, the philosophy and freedom unleashed an emerging artist: 'The artist sets a process in motion with traditional and non-traditional materials and often repeatedly applies a process, allowing the work to evolve. The means justify the end.' For Palmer Edwards, involvement in ’ Art As Process' set in motion a dramatic life shift where her focus became making art. Her first major sale was during the December Sale Fundraiser at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, generating sales in excess of $1500, and was named a Medici Scholar.

She has produced and sold hundreds of original paintings and mixed media images since 2002. Her works hang in numerous institutional and private collections in the U.S. and abroad including Wellesley College, Novations, Inc, The Denver Post
Newspaper, and in the private collection of Freida Klein and Mitch Kapor, S.F. based philanthropists,and Edmund Barry Gaither, noted art scholar and curator of the Roxbury based National Center of Afro- American Art, among others.

She works from her home studio and shows her work through private showcases, select vendor opportunities,and juried group exhibits. She is interested in representation.

In July 2006 she embarked on a 2-week intensive studio art program in Amsterdam, Holland, with 13 other working artists with instructors from the SMFA in Boston. Upon her return, Palmer Edwards was selected to showcase her work during the founding event of the N.E. Arts Chapter of The Society, a national arts organization supporting emerging African American artists.

June 2007 debuted Life Dance, Laura's solo show at Boston's Gallery at the Piano Factory. The show contained 40 pieces of work. Art Historian and curator Cecilia Levin said, ' One of Laura Palmer Edwards' great talents is her thorough exploration of the potentiality of every aspect...color, line, shape, contour, texture, body language, patterning and the interplay of mixed media. Nothing is ignored, yet in each of her works she magically seams a myriad of elements into bold and enlivened compositions that truly "dance". Her symphonic approach to her art is used primarily in the exaltation of womanhood and to express the need for feminine self-discovery. As a result her canvases resonate with the journey to finding one's true "life dance".As an artist, Palmer Edwards is interested in exploring new media, mono-printmaking, collage and painting.

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Exhibit "Making Faces" In the News
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Exhibit History

2013
• Northeastern University|Gallery 360| "Black by Popular Demand: Generational Perspectives of Six Boston Artists" | Feb 5-Mar 6 | Group show curated by Laura Palmer Edwards.

• Boston City Hall, Scollay Square Gallery | "Inspiration" an ArtROX! Exhibit | Jan 28 - Feb 28

2012
• Dillaway-Thomas House, Roxbury Open Studios,
Roxbury, MA| Oct 6-7

• Gallery Z, Providence, RI | Group Show Curated by L'Merchie Frazier | Afrocentric: From the perspective of Black Women Artists| Apr 12 -May 5

2011
• Haley House Bakery & Cafe Gallery| Solo Show
Making Faces: Digital Imaginations, Roxbury, MA| Sept - Nov

• National Women's Democratic Club, Women's History Month Exhibit, Group Show, Washington, D.C.| March

2009
• Jelupa Proudctions, Solo Showcase, Springfield, MA| May
• Bunker Hill Comm College Art Gallery, Boston, Group Show | Feb

2008
• Bunker Hill Comm. College Art Gallery, Boston, Group Show| Feb
• Roxbury Open Studios, Center for the Arts Hibernian Hall |Oct

2007
• Marino Health Center, Solo Showcase, Cambridge | Oct-Dec
• Washington DC Solo Showcases | Oct
• Beantown Jazz Festival, Vendor | Sept
• Solo Show 'Life Dance' Gallery at the Piano Factory, Boston Jun-Jul
• SOWA Art Walk, 400 Harrison Ave, Boston |May
• Lynn Arts, Juried Show, Art as Process |March
• Gallery at the Piano Factory, Group Show, SEED |March
• Boston Convention Center, Neighborhoods of Boston |Feb

2006
• Featured Artist, N.E. Arts Chapter of The Society, Milton, MA|Oct
• Roxbury Open Studios Center for the Arts Hibernian Hall |Oct
• Houston Area Urban League Showcase |Oct
• Beantown Jazz Festival, Vendor |Sept
• Christmas in July, Vendor, Belmont, MA| July
• The Art Café, Little Compton, RI |April-Aug
• Jelupa Productions, Vendor, Springfield, MA| July
• African Winter Gallery, Dorchester, MA |March-June
• Piano Factory Gallery, Boston, MA, Juried “City Women”| Jan-Feb
• Showcase hosted by Lenda Washington, Wash, D.C.| Jan

2005
• Festival Noir, Hynes Auditorium, Vendor, Boston | Dec
• Showcase hosted by Camille Leath, Las Vegas, NV| Nov
• Resnikoff Gallery, Print Making Invitational, Boston, MA|Oct
• Roxbury Open Studios, First Church, Boston, MA| Oct
• Beantown Jazz Festival, Vendor, Boston, MA |Sept
• NE Regional Boule – Vendor, Westin Hotel, Boston |Sept
• Boston Links, Guest Vendor, Suffolk Downs, Boston, MA |May
• Springfield Links, Art for the Soul Gallery, Spfld, MA |April
• L’Essence Art Gallery, W. Roxbury, MA Group Show|Jan-Apr
• Piano Factory Gallery, Boston, MA Epiphany V: Excerpts | Dec

2004
• Heard Gallery Southboro Art Show, November
• Discover Roxbury Benefit, Wellesley, MA, November
• Roxbury Open Studios, October
• Abode Gallery, Oak Bluff, Martha’s Vineyard, MA
• UVA Benefit Art Show, Weston, MA, June
• Boston Links, Day at the Races, Boston, MA, May
• Showcase at the home of Jackie Fields, Sandwich, MA, April
• Waltham Open Studios, March

2003
• School of the Museum of Fine Arts December Sale
(Medici Artist)
• Roxbury Open Studios, October
• Epiphany IV: Excerpts from Black Women Artists, October
• Solo Show: Middle Passages Quinsigamond Community College,
Worcester, MA Feb-March
• New England Women Artists of Color, Providence RI, May
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