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October 26, 2001 Contact: Bryant Payne (312) 355-2523; bpayne2@uic.edu



"Recovery and Evolution in Stained Glass and Mixed Media." The African-American Cultural Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago will host an exhibit and lecture featuring artist Quinton Foreman. Foreman's exhibit portrays still lifes, social practices, individuals and community settings that suggest the experiences of black people.

"Quinton's exhibit reflects his imaginative connections of the imagery and icons from a host of African and African-American cultures through translucent scenes and acrylic paintings," said Philip Royster, director of the UIC African-American Cultural Center and professor of English and African-American studies.


Lecture/Opening Reception
Nov. 1
1-4 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.

"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 exhibitors of "Cultural Heritage Through the Arts" challenge audiences to address discrimination, racism, and prejudice at the same time that they demonstrate that art transcends cultural differences.

The exhibit runs Nov. 1-30. 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 series presentations 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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