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Contact: Roy L. Williams            
Director of Public Relations        
Birmingham Public Library             
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An Opening Reception featuring live music will be held from noon to 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Central Library 4th 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 a.m. until noon and 2-4 p.m. in the Central Library Atrium. Come meet this incredible artist at the reception and see her amazing artwork in person.
 
Opening Reception for Textures of Jazz, Threads of Change exhibit to take place today
What: Opening Reception featuring live music and light refreshments for “Textures of Jazz, Threads of Change” art exhibit When:Today, Thursday, Feb. 15, noon-2 p.m. Where: Central Library, 4th Floor Gallery, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203

Details: Textures of Jazz features 19 famous jazz artists including Birmingham's Erskine Hawkins done in needlepoint by artist Leanna Leithauser-Lesley. She is hosting free needlepoint lessons via a workshop today from 11 a.m. until noon and 2-4 p.m. in the Central Library Atrium For more information, click on this link http://bplolinenews.blogspot.com/2018/02/textures-of-jazz-threads-of-change.html

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-An opening reception featuring live music and light refreshments will be held from noon to 2 p.m. today, Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Central Library 4th Floor Gallery for "Textures of Jazz, Threads of Change," the new art exhibit on display 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 a.m. until noon and 2-4 p.m. in the Central Library Atrium. Come meet this incredible artist at the reception and see her amazing artwork in person.

Textures of Jazz is among over 80 Black History Month programs being held in 18 of BPL’s 19 locations across the city during February. Leithauser-Lesley’s 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.

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