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Gallery Talk with Lauren Austin

May 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Self Expression & Self Agency: Faith Ringgold & Aminah Robinson

Join us for a special evening Gallery Talk with artist and activist Lauren Austin, exploring Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson’s drive for self expression and self agency in art and in life.  We’ll also discuss their impact and influence on other Black women artists.

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Gallery Talk with Lauren Austin

Self Expression & Self Agency: Faith Ringgold & Aminah Robinson

Friday, May 21, 2021, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

100 N. Woodland Blvd. DeLand, FL 32720

Gallery opens: 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Talk: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

This presentation is part of a series exploring Black art, artists, and art history in collaboration with the Festival of the Arts – DeLand.

Admission is free, but RSVPs are required due to limited seating. 


Call (386) 734-4371 to reserve your space. We thank our guests for continuing to wear masks on behalf of our staff and visitors.


About the Speaker

Lauren Austin has been designing and making quilts for over 30 years. Prior to turning to art and art education full time, Lauren worked as a US diplomat in Latin America, as a human rights and civil rights lawyer and as a legal writing professor at Syracuse University College of Law. Lauren was the Community Artist in Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida until 2009. She then lived in China for 5 years, working on quilts, learning Chinese and providing art demonstrations and workshops to area community groups and schools before returning to the US. Lauren’s work is in private and public collections all over the country and abroad, and catalogued in several art quilt books. Check out Lauren’s website at: www.thatblackgirlart.com



Video courtesy of Lauren Austen.

Top Image: Aminah Robinson, People of the Book – Jericho Girl, 2000, Oil, watercolor and fabric on heavy stock, 53 x 42 in.


May 21, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm


Museum of Art – DeLand Downtown
100 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, 32720 United States
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