People of IPR
Arts and Culture
Tue June 15, 2010
Leslie Hall: Gem Sweaters, Gold Spandex, & Hip Hop
Leslie Hall is an artist who defies description. When she was a senior at Ames High School she amassed flamboyant sweaters decorated with shiny rhinestones. In 2002 Hall launched an online picture gallery featuring her favorite gem sweaters and quickly gained a large following of fans. Five years ago Hall released her first hip hop music album where she raps about her gem sweaters and her love of do it yourself crafts. She also published several music videos on the Internet many of which have been viewed over one hundred thousand times. Now Leslie Hall’s music, gem sweaters, and music videos are part of an art exhibit at the Des Moines Art Center.