Friday, August 21, 2015

Dinner with an Artist July 9, 2015. Come Hang with Annelies Dykgraaf at the Art Center's new space at the Landing, downtown Jacksonville. The first event in the new gallery - come help TAC step forward and activate its vision! You will be able to see multiple original works of her woodcuts and a power point presentation of her life and artistic inspiration. While listening to the presentation you will enjoy home made dinner of Jellof Rice, pounded yam, various soups, baked chicken in red sauce, salad, fried plantain, with dessert of fresh fruit salad and French silk pie. Complimentary wine comes with dinner.  30 people attended and could not have pulled off this event without the help of my parents who did most of the cooking.  And other friends helped: Pablo Rivera, Marsha Hatcher, Princess Rashid and Regan Heck.
Three pieces hanging at Gallery 1037 at Reddi Arts May-June, 2015
April 13, 2015 gave a presentation about my woodcuts for the Jacksonville Artists Guild from 6-7p. First presentation doing a power point to a big crowd - a little nervous but glad for the opportunity and to share my passion; and it went well!
American Diabetes Association "Kiss a Pig" fundraiser March 6, 2015.  Donated lino-cut prints of "Trough Happiness"

Friday, February 06, 2015

Through Our Eyes 2015 "Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey"

Four works of my Artistic Journey on display January 29 to July 31, 2015 at the Ritz Theatre and Museum.

"The Harvest"

Friday, August 29, 2014

Main Library, downtown Jacksonville, September Featured Artist

Please visit the downtown library on Laura St. during the month of September on the 2nd and 3rd floor in the open atrium stairway area and view my art - paintings on 2nd floor and woodcuts on 3rd floor.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Friday, May 31, 2013

Took third place in the Outside/In juried show for my mixed media piece titled "Before Banishment from the Garden" and it Sold!

Monday, March 18, 2013

The UNF North Florida Art History Legacy Art Program

Started by Jen Jones Art , Phyllis Andruszkiewicz and Shirley Hallblade in 2008 -- today we completed the development of the only permanent & public North Florida Art History Art Collection in existence (for and housed at The University of North Florida Library) includes hundreds of important pieces and is officially final. This is a monumental moment. Installation of the last wave takes place April 26. Gala to thank and share is June 7.
I donted my woodcut 2'x4' "Flow of the River" for this collection.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Vision - Perception

Vision and Perception

Vision – Male Panel 
Range of View
Observation, Notice
Half & Half face – more than one race
Skate boarder and trucker
“Posing as White”
Facts about Modern Slavery
Am I Not a Man and a Brother
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts
UFC Rage in the Cage
African Americans recognized
Keenness, Sharp-Eyed
Respect truck drivers
Cowrie Shells –a form of money, jewelry and religious connotation
Wine Corks, turning water into wine
Perception – Female Panel 
Insight, Mission
Look, Discover
Half & Half face – more than one race
Childhood pictures (not what you would think)
“The real Africa is …”
African Origin of Humans
Seeing, Revelation
African wrapper
Fishing trips
“Fishers of Men”
Seven Daughters of Eve
Cowrie Shells–a form of money, jewelry and religious connotation
Wine Corks, turning water into wine

Spiritually, according to African legend, if you are attracted to cowrie shells you could be family to an ocean spirit of wealth and earth. It also represents Goddess protection which is very powerful and connected with the strength of the ocean. Throughout Africa, and South and North America, the cowrie symbolized the power of destiny and prosperity. Thought of as the mouth of Orsisas, it also is believed to have taught stories of humility and respect.

These panels are pictures of the individuals they represent, their occupations and their likes.

They also go beyond the physical first image you see to reveal and encompass history.

It is important that we recognize there is more to a person than meets the eye.