Requiem for Mother Emanuel by Leo Twiggs
South Carolina State Museum presents Requiem for Mother Emanuel January 27 – April 29. South Carolina artist Leo Twiggs created the nine batik works of art in the aftermath of the 2015 murders at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Painting provided a vehicle for the artist to process this awful event and search for meaning. The final series reveals his reflections on not only the shooting, but also the responses of family members, the church and fellow citizens. In addition to the works by Twiggs, the museum will display a hand-made prayer quilt and other items from Mother Emanuel Church. The exhibition is accompanied by a seven-minute video, directed by Joe Clark of SailWind Inc., featuring Dr. Twiggs and an exploration of the context, impetus and inspiration for Requiem for Mother Emanuel.