Columbus Artists Aminah Robinson and Kojo Kamau Inducted into Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame Today
Two legendary Columbus artists will take their place on the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame in an induction ceremony tonight, July 26, at 7 pm. Sponsored by the State Auto Insurance Companies, the event is free and open to the public.
Visual artist Aminah Robinson and photographer Kojo Kamau will be added to the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame, a monument which honors Columbus natives who have made outstanding contributions in their professional careers. Robinson and Kamau will be honored during a ceremony that will feature the Urban Strings ensemble, Columbus Museum of Art Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes, former King Arts Complex curator Bettye Stull, and researchers of the JAG "Beyond the Blackberry" project before moving outdoors beneath the marquee to reveal their stars on the Walk of Fame.
Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson
Born in Columbus in 1940, Robinson creates sculpture, RagGonNons, rag paintings, paintings on cloth, drawings, and books. Many of her works are about family, community, and the stories she was told by her elders. She also researches and depicts the lives of abolitionists, civil rights leaders, musicians, and writers.
Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the US, and she has received numerous awards and grants, including a 2004 MacArthur Fellowship. In 2002, the Columbus Museum of Art organized a retrospective exhibition of Robinson's work that traveled throughout the country. Her work is in many private collections and in many museums including the Columbus Museum of Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Newark Museum.