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artist and KU architecture professor Hobart Jackson works on a
figure study painting in his Lawrence studio. In the foreground are
three examples of his ink drawings featuring black male models.
Jackson is also a photographer who specializes in architectural

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Expressions of spirit

Artists embrace heritage, create work unique to selves

Muscular black men boldly chiseled in ink tones occupy the spaces of Hobart Jackson's drawing paper. Proud black women dance, labor, bond and rejoice in scenes Marla Jackson stitches into her quilts. The Lawrence artists share a name, though they're not related, and they're both black. But that's about where the similarities end.


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