Winfred Hawkins

January 8, 2020 - February 22, 2020 
Upper Level Galleries 

Winfred Hawkins is an artist and designer also known as "Akachi" which comes from an Igbo word meaning "hand of God." 

"This group of works focuses on the many different ways in which we interact with the world around us. It is dedicated to the many people that have dyslexia.

Learn to accept the alternative realities of other peoples and learn how to bend. Even if we do not agree with how someone else does something, we all have our own unique way of solving problems. Therefore, I have decided to paint this entire series with my opposite hand."

"There is no one way to do something. Right and left do not exist. There is only forward."


Leanna lesley

January 8, 2020 - February 22, 2020 

Lower Level Galleries

Leanna is an avid needlepointer compelled by the power of jazz music, the drama of photography and the intention to raise the awareness of needlepoint as an art form.

As a fiber artist, she is preoccupied with the idea of weaving together the quiet, methodical ways of needlepointing with the often unrestrained methods of jazz while capturing the emotion of the photograph she prefers to stitch. Rejecting the shortcuts associated with technology, she chooses to rely on her training as a visual artist to paint the canvas with yarn, using a photograph as her still life. Each piece stitched is a unique freehand homage to the musician she decides to needlepoint.