Artist Leanna Leithauser Lesley, whose show "Shaken by the Roots" is featured in our lower galleries, is a fiber artist driven by the power of jazz music. She has been doing needlepoint from a very young age. Each piece of art that she does is based on a different image, so the buyer will always know they have an original. A lot of Leanna's inspiration comes from old jazz album art, and you can almost feel the music in the portraits.
Find her on Facebook at Leanna Leithauser Lesley and Instagram @needlepointfaces
Visit her website https://www.needlepointfaces.com/
Check this out! Artist Winfred Hawkins, whose show "Reality is Not Real" is currently on display in the upper level galleries, also has a YouTube channel! His latest video features a tour of his exhibit here at the Johnson Center.
You are invited to join us for a reception honoring artists Winfred Hawkins and Leanna Lesley here at the Johnson Center for the Arts on Thursday, January 16 from 6 to 8 PM. This event is free and open to the public. Grab a friend and pop in to hear from these two talented artists! Keep an eye out for future artist receptions - there will be one for almost every exhibit!