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Thu, Sep 15


New Orleans

Artist Talk with Charly Palmer & Cey Adams

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Charly Palmer and Cey Adams share fascinating stories behind their recent collaboration and provide insight into their process. Work from their groundbreaking collaboration is currently featured in an exhibit at the Stella Jones Gallery until September 28th.

Artist Talk with Charly Palmer & Cey Adams
Artist Talk with Charly Palmer & Cey Adams

Time & Location

Sep 15, 2022, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM CDT

New Orleans, 201 St Charles Ave., New Orleans, LA 70170, USA

About the event


The Stella Jones Gallery in New Orleans, will host an Artist Talk with Charly Palmer and Cey Adams whose collaborative work is currently on exhibit until September 28th. Both focus on the social, political, and cultural times in which they live. Charly Palmer often uses portraiture in his mixed media paintings, while Cey Adams uses iconography to highlight his collages. Both artists have found inspiration in the other’s work and have come together to collaborate on two works along with all new individual works. At this special event, Palmer and Adams will share the stories behind their collaboration and provide insight into their process.


September 15

5:30pm - 7 pm

Masks are required.

Stella Jones Gallery

201 St. Charles Ave.

New Orleans, LA 70170



Charly Palmer has exhibited at Stella Jones Gallery for over fifteen years and has illustrated nearly a dozen children’s books. Palmer’s career has skyrocketed in the last five years after creating the album cover for John Legend’s most recent album and gracing the cover of Time Magazine’s “America Must Change” issue on race, amidst the uprising after the death of George Floyd. The artist was recently chosen to design the cover of NBA 2K22, the forthcoming 75th-anniversary edition of the popular NBA 2K videogame series, designed two Olympic posters, and painted portraits for the Green Bay Packers football stadium.

Palmer’s work can be found in private and public collections, including Atlanta Life Insurance, McDonald’s Corporation, Miller Brewing Company, Coca-Cola Company, and Vanderbilt University.  One of Palmer's paintings was auctioned in 2015 as part of “THE ART COLLECTION OF MAYA ANGELOU” by Swann Auction Galleries.


Cey Adams is a New York native, who emerged from the downtown graffiti movement to exhibit alongside fellow artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. He appeared in the historic 1982 PBS documentary Style Wars, which tracks subway graffiti in New York. Adams served as Creative Director for Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons’ Def Jam Recordings, where he co-founded the Drawing Board, the label’s in-house visual design firm, creating visual identities, album covers, logos, and advertising campaigns for Run DMC, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Notorious B.I.G., Maroon 5, and Jay-Z.  He exhibits, lectures, and teaches art workshops at institutions including: The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, where his Black Flag mural greets visitors.

Adams' work can also be found in the collections of  MoMA, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of the City of New York, New York University, Temple University, Walker Art Center, MoCA Los Angeles, Pratt Institute, Stanford University, Howard University, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, High Museum, Brooklyn Academy of Music, among others. He co-authored “DEFinition: The Art and Design of Hip-Hop,” published by Harper-Collins; and designed “Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label,” published by Rizzoli.  He recently collaborated with IDEO, Apple, Levi’s, Foot Locker, Converse, Pabst Blue Ribbon, YouTube, and Google.

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