For Immediate Release
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact: Kevin Ledgewood
ART TALK TUESDAY WILL PRESENT LASHONDA ROBINSON AT THE DINAH WASHINGTON CULTURAL ARTS CENTER ON JULY 21
(Tuscaloosa, Ala.) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host Art Talk Tuesday at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center on July 21, 2015 from noon – 1 p.m. Presented by the current exhibiting artist, LaShonda Robinson, the lecture will be free and will also feature a demonstration. Patrons are encouraged to bring lunch and a friend.
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.
Showcasing primarily original watercolors of her favorite muse, African American women, the current exhibit includes 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.
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.
Robinson’s exhibit will continue through July 31. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. – noon and 1 - 4 p.m. on weekdays and noon – 8 p.m. on First Fridays.
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.