Water. Life. Art.

July 19 – Nov. 11

Annelies Dykgraaf’s acrylic paintings and relief prints are inspired by the connections of the people, symbols, textile patterns, and mythological motifs of her birth land of Nigeria, West Africa, and her homeland of Jacksonville.

Although on different continents, both Nigeria and Florida share coastlines on the Atlantic Ocean. In Nigeria, the Niger River allows fertile life to thrive, just as the St. Johns River nurtures life in Florida. Along both bodies of water, people derive their culture.

Dykgraaf holds a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Calvin College and studied in France through the Cleveland Institute of Art. She is a leader of the visual arts and philanthropy community as a founding member of the Jacksonville Consortium of African American Artists (now recognized as the Jacksonville Cultural Development Corporation) and The Art Center Cooperative, Inc. 

Beaches Museum, 381 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, 241-5657. 

Author: Arbus

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