The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery in Wilmington will host a new exhibit titled "Cycle of Support" by local artist Anne Jenkins this Friday. The exhibit ends December 27.
The Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery in Wilmington will host the opening reception of local folk artist Anne Jenkins' exhibit titled "Cycle of Support." this Friday. The exhibit ends December 27.
Jenkins is a self-taught painter and mixed media artist. She focuses her work around the theme of "women helping women." Jenkins said her inspiration is drawn from the strength and courage of women. Throughout the world, in spite of ethnic or economic differences, women facing war or tremendous hardship all display a common dignity. In her extensive travels, Jenkins has found, "It is so often those with the least who do the most for others."
Originally from South Africa, Jenkins has travelled extensively throughout the world. She now calls Milford her home. Jenkins is the recipient of the Delaware Division of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship in Folk Art for 2013. She has exhibited her work regionally and internationally.
Jenkins' paintings are primarily executed using acrylic paint applied with a palette knife. The medium allows her to create a rich impasto of bold color in loose, free strokes. Burlap and handmade paper add additional texture and earthiness to her work.
To watch DDA's "Meet the Artist" video of Jenkins, and to learn more about the "Cycle of Support" exhibition, click here.
The Mezzanine Gallery is located in the Carvel State Office Building at 820 N. French St., Wilmington. The Mezzanine is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.