For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
TRANSFORMATIONS: DESIGNS OF A DECADE ART EXHIBIT AT THE DINAH WASHINGTON CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host an exhibit of work by local artist LaShonda Robinson at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center July 6 – 31. Titled “Transformations: Designs of a Decade,” the display will feature her work in a variety of media. A reception honoring the artist will take place on Friday, July 10 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Painting has always been a sanctuary for LaShonda Robinson. In 2002, she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Though her fine motor skills were impaired, her ability to paint was not affected. She saw this as an epiphany, so in 2005, she founded Scott Robinson Designs, Inc. as a venue to share her art and her story with the world. To commemorate the venue’s 10th anniversary, Robinson is exhibiting a compilation of her best work in her upcoming solo show at the Cultural Arts Center.
Showcasing primarily original watercolors of her favorite muse, African American women, the exhibit will also include charcoal/pencil sketches, landscapes and giclee prints created by Robinson. Her art has been exhibited in galleries in Ala., N.Y. and S.C. and was featured in the 2013 International Contemporary Masters 7 Art Book curated by World Wide Books Inc. in Santa Barbara, Calif.
Robinson began painting with watercolors when she received a watercolor set for Christmas as a teenager. Because of its sentimentality, she has never switched over to oils, but she has introduced watercolor on canvas to her chosen media.
“As I empty my emotions onto the canvas, I slowly stroke away the pain. Mending my broken heart, now I can breathe again.” - LaShonda Robinson
The artist lives in Tuscaloosa, Ala. with her husband and works as a graphic artist. For more information visit www.scottrdesigns.com and www.facebook.com/scottrdesigns.
The Arts Council Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – noon and 1 - 4 p.m. on weekdays and noon – 8 p.m. on First Fridays. The Arts Council Galleries and offices will be closed on this First Friday, July 3, for the Independence Day holiday.
The Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center is located at 620 Greensboro Avenue in Downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about the CAC, The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.