Artist combines Southern, Mexican influences

By  | September 13, 2012 | Filed under: News

Guadalupe Lanning Robinson

TUSCUMBIA, AL- Works by Huntsville artist Guadalupe Lanning Robinson, whose pottery and quilts reflect both her Southern and her Mexican backgrounds, will be at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art, 511 N. Water St., Tuscumbia, from Sunday, Sept. 23 through Sunday, Nov. 11.

“Merging: Guadalupe Lanning Robinson” opens with a free reception at the museum, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23.  Robinson will give a free gallery talk at 2 p.m. The exhibition is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Nov. 11. Admission is $5 adults, $3 students, Sundays free, museum members free and group rates available.

Robinson, a native of Mexico City, has lived in Huntsville since 1985. Her pottery studio is in Lowe Mill ARTS and Entertainment – an historic mill renovated into a center for the arts. While she’s studied and created pottery for years, she only recently has included quilting as an art medium. The majority of work in this exhibition will be seen for the first time at this show.

“Looking at what I left behind and experiencing the tranquility of the ‘Deep South’ has enriched my life greatly,” Robinson said in her artist’s statement. “Continuous respect for the material is a principal factor I try to maintain in my work. My work has developed from the joy and the connection I experience when working with clay and the respect I have for it.”

For details, visit tvaa.net or call 256.383.0533.

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