Art Exhibition of Leo Twiggs


The Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation Library’s Morris Gallery, in partnership with Francis Marion University, will exhibit the works of renowned artist Leo Twiggs during the month of February in an exhibition entitled Requiem for Mother Emanuel.


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 unite 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. Twiggs is the recipient of several awards including the Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Award and the Order of the Palmetto.


The Doctor N. Lee Morris Gallery is located on the second floor of the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Library in Florence and is open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; and Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of Florence County Library. For more information about the exhibit and related events, please visit