Artist honors Emanuel 9 in nine works

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CHARLESTON, SC (WSPA) – Friday marks one year since nine people were killed at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

Batik artist, Leo Twiggs, is honoring the victims in nine works called Requiem to Mother Emanuel.

Twiggs hopes the series also captures the response to the tragedy, how the state came together, and the moment of change.

“What you see in the painting depends on what the artist has in the painting and what you bring to the painting and somewhere in between that is meaning for you,” Twiggs explained.

The works will be on display at the City Gallery in Charleston from June 21-July 31.

The Johnson Collection in Spartanburg has acquired three of the paintings in the series.

They hope to have them on display at the gallery downtown this August.

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