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Written by Lee McDonald
Annelies Dykgraaf is an artist who continues to inspire me because she produces work that reflects a vision that I believe in and because she lives a life that makes a difference in our community. She is truly an artist that does not see color; at least not in the way that most of us do. She was born in the Nigerian revolution to American missionary parents, her mother worked throughout her career in a particular language within a specific tribal group. Her father worked as together they gave their lives to a people making a difference in a community different from the one that they grew up in.
Annelies is one of the founders of the Art Center Cooperative here in Jacksonville; I remember an early organizational meeting in a home in Arlington where ideas were shared from different generations and different races for getting started on building something new that would be a cooperative effort where artists could gather and express new ideas. Annelies is this month's featured artist at one of the two galleries the Art Center currently runs. The exhibition is called "Touch;" the focus is on the importance of touch across the racial divide that in itself will produce a community cohesion that brings new and exciting opportunities for all those who share the space.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Friday, November 05, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
|By my work titled "John the Baptist"|
|With fellow artists Pablo Rivera, Khamil Ojoyo and Suzanne Pickett|
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Tennis themed silhouettes around the teen room at
MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation 1096 West 6th Street Jacksonville, FL 32209 Artist Marsha Hatcher defining the outlines
June 5, Marsha and I spent five hours from start to finish completing this mural of various tennis serving and hitting positions of players
Trumping it Off
Monday, March 01, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Working on the alphabet blocks
Art Center artists Elaine Bedell and Pablo Rivera
With Art Center artists Marsha Hatcher and Mary Atwood.
Day one, drawing the mural sketch. Yes it was frigid cold in Florida on Jan. 23. The Art Center teamed up with HandsOn Jax and volunteers to work on a mural covering the entire module in the center of a low income housing area off Golfair on the northside of Jacksonville. TAC artists have been giving their Saturdays up to accomplish this mural and work in the community. Stay tuned for updates and the final mural revealed.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
The "Akala" story series being viewed in the lobby area at the Good Shephard Church in Riverside on Stockton St.
Artist Marsha Hatcher and myself did similar images of Cayenne Pepper Pickers from our trip to Nigeria.
Marsha's image is in acrylic painting with white paint only. Mine is a linoleum print.