Aminah Robinson Artist Residency Unveiled
Earlier this year, it was announced that the East Side home of the late Columbus artist Aminah Robinson would be transformed into an artist residency space.
On Friday, July 31, that space was finally unveiled in a virtual housewarming and ribbon cutting hosted by the Columbus Museum of Art.
It was announced in April that Tennessee-based artist Johnathan Payne had been selected for the first Aminah Robinson Residency. The inaugural program will award an African American professional visual artist the opportunity to live and work in Robinson’s home, in addition to a stipend, every year.
The artist residency space was made possible through partnerships between the Columbus Museum of Art, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and a grant from The Columbus Foundation as well as fundraising efforts led by Larry James, formerly of the King Arts Complex.
All photos by Ira Graham, courtesy of the Columbus Museum of Art.