Nakeya Palmer

Nakeya Palmer is a Graduating Senior at UCA majoring in Art History.  Her passion for Art began at an early age, with her first visit to the Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art, in Biloxi Ms.  During her time at UCA She served as the President of UCA Students for the Arts, the first College Chapter under Arkansans for the Arts. One of their biggest events this past year was the first Arts Fest Student Showcase at UCA Downtown, in Fall 2019.  This showcase featured fine art, live music, spoken word artists and films from UCA students.  In addition to her work as President she was also the Art Liaison for UCA Downtown. During this internship she worked on curating art exhibitions such as Colors and Creativity Featuring ILS artists, the Second Annual Black History Month Exhibition, and Inaugural Showcases, entitled In the Black: The Rebirth of the Black Renaissance.   Here is a Link to check out those shows! UCA Downtown Art

“UCA has cultivated my passion by presenting so many enriching opportunities that allowed me to grow.  I am confident that UCA has prepared me for the continuation of my goals.  I want to encourage students who love the Arts to advocate for it any chance you get and also, open yourself up to unknown opportunities and create a lane if there isn’t one you fit in because Life is what we make of it!”