Library to feature works by Leo Twiggs
The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library's Morris Gallery will exhibit the works of renowned artist Leo Twiggs in an exhibition entitled “Requiem for Mother Emanuel.” The opening reception for the exhibit is 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4. Admission to the reception is free and light refreshments will be served.
Within weeks of the tragedy at “Mother Emanuel” AME Church, Twiggs began painting as a cathartic means of coping with the event’s horror and the awe he felt as South Carolinians united in what he describes as “the state’s most humane moment.” These works have been described as the most compelling and poignant of his sixty year career.
The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library and is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 5:45 p.m. For more information visit www. florencelibrary.org.