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Frieson Black Cultural Center presents Sacred and Profane exhibition

The art gallery at the Frieson Black Cultural Center, 1800 Melrose Ave., is featuring Sacred and Profane, a retrospective exhibition of mixed-media prints by Marc Z. Debose. Debose, who received his MFA in Studio Art (printmaking) at the University of Tennessee in 2002, died unexpectedly on Monday April 2, 2018, from a ruptured aorta. Marc’s father, Frank DeBose, who loaned most of the works for this exhibition, is professor emeritus in visual communication design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where Marc completed his BFA in printmaking, electronic art, and photography in 1996. The exhibition is an opportunity to celebrate Marc’s creative spirit. The exhibition will run through February 28, 2019.

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Several of the works in the exhibition are from DuBose’s MFA thesis, which examined the African-American experience in relationship to community police work. These works also express the influences of his synthesis of Catholic and Pentecostal roots on family and community interactions. Following his MFA degree, DeBose continued his studio practice while also pursuing a career as a Chicago policeman.

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Published October 29, 2018

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