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October 1, 2001 Contact: Bryant Payne (312) 355-2523; bpayne2@uic.edu



"After God, The Land." The African-American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago will host an exhibition and lecture featuring international artist Bridgett Delsol, whose works reflect Caribbean culture, beauty and lifestyles. "Her paintings capture inspiring images of what is African in the Americas, distilling images of beauty shaped by the contact between Africans and other populations of the New World," said Philip Royster, director of the African-American Cultural Center and professor of English and African-American studies.


Lecture/Opening Reception
Oct. 5
2-5 p.m.


Addams Hall, Room 207
830 S. Halsted St.


The exhibit and lecture are part of "Cultural Heritage Through the Arts"- the center's year-long Visiting Artist Series. The program contributes to the center's mission by using art to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of contemporary African-American cultures.

"This series intends to increase cultural understanding among people from diverse backgrounds," said Royster. "If nothing else, the exhibits and lectures will help participants learn to use art to understand something of what it is to be human and how humans achieve within a complex social order."

The exhibit runs Oct. 1-31. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., or by appointment. Artists interested in being a part of future Visiting Artist Series should contact the African-American Cultural Center (312) 996-9549.

Funding for the series is provided, in part, by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation and the Student Activities Funding Committee of UIC.

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