The Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida, will feature an exhibition of prints by Annelies Dykgraaf, “Diversity in Cultures Through African Insights,” Jan. 10-April 2, 2017.
Consisting of woodblock and linocut prints, the work uses textile pattern designs and themes of West African folk tales and myths. Dykgraaf is accomplished in several mediums but has a preference for printmaking. Her work largely portrays people and recounts images or stories of her life in Nigeria, where she was born and lived for 18 years.
Dykgraaf is a founding member of Jacksonville Consortium of African American Artists and The Art Center Cooperative Inc., where she serves as president. She has also served on the board of the Beaches Fine Arts Series for 12 years. Dykgraaf holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Calvin College, studied in France through the Cleveland Institute of Art, and has shown extensively throughout Florida.