A desire to understand my place in the universe drives my work. Using sculpture and drawing, my work meditates on the sublime multiplicity of the human experience. The questions in my work stem from spiritual concerns, using abstract means to delve into abstract ideas.
Magdolene Dykstra is a contemporary clay sculpture artist, living in the Niagara region. A first generation Egyptian-Canadian, she received her B.Sc. and B.A. from Houghton College, her M.Sc.Ed. from Niagara University and her M.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. Magdolene has participated in residencies at York University in York, England and at the Medalta Historic Clay District in Medicine Hat, Alberta. She was invited to participate in an Artists-Invite-Artists Residency at the Watershed Center for Arts and Crafts in Newcastle, Maine. Her work has been exhibited internationally, in museums and galleries, and is included in collections around the world. She is a passionate artist-educator, teaching at secondary and post-secondary levels.
Learn more about Magdolene and her work at magdolenedykstra.com.
Tuesday, November 19th – 10:30 a.m. Free. No registration required.