Community honors Robinson Sunday

The community is invited to take place in an event this weekend honoring one of Minden’s greatest artists, Cora Lou Robinson.

From 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 24, a celebration will be held at First Methodist Church, 903 Broadway Minden, where Mayor Nick Cox will proclaim Cora Lou Robinson Day.

Robinson will receive a Women in Arts certificate and pin and Daughters of American Revolution Community Service Award.

Over the years Robinson has generously shared her art by donating original works and prints to organizations near to her heart. She has been an active supporter of the Minden St. Jude auction since its beginnings in 1976.  She has donated many pieces of her art to be auctioned thereby bringing in thousands of dollars to support the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  In addition, she has donated her art to the Dorcheat Historical Association Museum to raise money at their annual silent auction.  The proceeds of this auction help fund the museum.

She believes that every painting tells a story; consequently her paintings have found an appreciative audience in collections from California to Florida. She paints from her heart, and her work brings to mind a place and a time we once knew or wish we did.