From One Earth: Cotton and Clay, an exhibition of pottery and quilts by Guadalupe Lanning Robinson is on view at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts from November 8, 2018 – January 02, 2019. An opening gallery talk with the artist will happen Thursday night, November 8 at 6PM.
Robinson’s studio is located at the historic Lowe Mill in Huntsville. Robinson was awarded the award for Artist of Distinction at the Kentuck Festival this year. She has shown in many arts festivals and museums throughout the Southeast. Her Mexican-inspired pottery and quilts bring pattern and texture to life.
“Bringing together my Mexican heritage with the richness and tranquility of the Deep South has enriched my life. This constantly moves my work toward blending the two cultures,” Guadalupe explains. “Continuous respect for the material is a factor I try to maintain in my work. I also have a great reverence for the idea of “craftsmanship” and it is an strong element when creating my work. My work has developed from the respect I have for clay and the joy I experience when working with it.”