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The Charlotte is Creative Podcast

Jun 22, 2022

Tommie Robinson is an artist. He’s been among our most celebrated in Charlotte, NC for some time. But it wasn’t always that way. As a black man who wanted to paint for a living in post-World War II South, there wasn’t a road map for him. But, he had talent. He had passion. And – as he says – he had a hard head. So he succeeded and still paints today.

Welcome to this episode of “The World Should Know …” a special podcast series developed by Charlotte Is Creative in partnership with Tom Hanchett and Winston Robinson and sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council.

Hear an incredible conversation between community organizer Winston Robinson and his father, artist Tommie Robinson, the first Black member of the Charlotte Art Guild. The two discuss what it has been like to build a career as a Black artist in the Queen City then and now … and why art is a vital part of our community.

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