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“Leo Twiggs: Requiem for Mother Emanuel” opens at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in the Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Gallery Sept. 5, through Jan. 7. Twiggs’s response is a series of nine batik paintings chronicling a narrative of violence and redemption not only referring to the 2015 Mother Emanuel massacre in Charleston, South Carolina, but also serves as metaphor for the broader African American religious experience in this country. Twiggs is formally opening the exhibition along with other invited scholars at “Immanuel: A Symposium” on Friday, Sept. 8 from 12:15-5 p.m. Following Twiggs’s 6 p.m. lecture, there is a reception for the public. On Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-noon at the museum, “Heart to Heart: A Gospel Saturday” will feature Auburn’s Gospel choir and the choir of Auburn’s First Baptist Church. Other exhibitions on view include permanent collection selections celebrating 125 Years of Auburn Women and the Alabama Bicentennial. Symposium program information and advance registration is available at https://aub.ie/AuburnNews_Immanuel. Auditorium seating is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. For assistance, call 844-3085. Symposium registrants will also need to RSVP for Twiggs' opening lecture and the opening reception