Monday, June 1, 2015

Columbus Museum of Art to hold celebration of life for Aminah Robinson

By Nancy Gilson
"Journeys" quilt by Aminah Robinson at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati, Ohio
OHIO---A celebration of life for Columbus artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson will take place on July 18 at the Columbus Museum of Art. The time will be announced later. Robinson — a prolific multimedia artist, teacher and storyteller whose works captured both the spirit and the African-American populace of her Near East Side neighborhood, especially Poindexter Village — died on May 22 at 75. She created paintings, sculptures, drawings and books reflecting stories she had been told. In 2004, she was awareded a “genius” grant from the MacArthur Foundation. [link]

Aminah Robinson died on May 22 at age 75.