Opening Reception for Textures of Jazz Exhibit Scheduled for February 15 at Central Library

An  opening reception featuring live music will be held Thursday, February 15, from noon to 2:00 p.m., in the Central Library's Fourth Floor Gallery for Textures of Jazz, Threads of Change, the new art exhibit on display in the gallery through March 31, 2018.

The exhibit features 19 famous jazz artists including Birmingham's Erskine Hawkins done in needlepoint by artist Leanna Leithauser-Lesley, a graduate of Auburn University. Leithauser-Lesley gave a free workshop at the Central Library on Wednesday, and will give free needlepoint lessons again today from 11:00 a.m. until noon and 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the Central Library Atrium. Come meet this incredible artist at the reception and see her amazing artwork in person.