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Honoring a Very Special Artist

Painting by Orangeburg artist Leo Twiggs commemorates the tragedy in Charleston.
Courtney Tollison Hartness
Dr. Courtney Tollison Hartness

Among the myriad events commemorating last year’s tragedy in Charleston is “Requiem for Mother Emanuel,” a powerful exhibit of batik paintings by Orangeburg resident and renowned artist Leo Twiggs on display through the end of this month. In a column for The Times and Democrat in Orangeburg, Furman history professor Courtney Tollison Hartness writes about the African-American artist whose work has been called prophetic.

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