Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Textures of Jazz, Threads of Change Exhibit at Central Library, February 6-March 31, 2018


What: Textures of Jazz, Threads of Change art exhibit
When: February 6-March 31, 2018, during library hours
Where: Central Library
Details: The exhibit will feature two workshops by the artist on February 14 and 15 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., with live music in Central Library’s Atrium. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 15, noon to 2:00 p.m., in the Fourth Floor Gallery. There will be music and light refreshments.

A new art exhibit, Textures of Jazz: Threads of Change, by Leanna Leithauser-Lesley, will debut at the Central Library on Tuesday, February 6, and run through March 31, 2018.

Textures of Jazz, Threads of Change is a 21-piece jazz portrait exhibit by Birmingham artist Leanna Leithauser-Lesley in honor of Black History Month. Her collection of jazz needlepoint portraits are accompanied by bios explaining the role each musician played in jazz history, American history, and civil rights history.

Leithauser-Lesley received a BA in art education from Auburn University. Though she has done art in many mediums throughout her career, her passion as an avid needle pointer and music lover led her to put together the Textures of Jazz exhibit. Her exhibit has appeared across the Southeast, including Atlanta and at the Hoover Public Library in 2017. Read more about her at the links below:

https://www.facebook.com/LLLNeedlepoints/
https://www.needlepointfaces.com/
http://www.hooverlibrary.org/galleries/leanna-leithauser-lesley
https://atlantaplanit.wabe.org/2017/03/22/needlepoint-artist-brings-jazz-portraits-to-theatrical-outfit/

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