Beauty and diversity of African art drives ‘Africa and Beyond’ gallery in La Jolla

La Jolla Light | Marti Gacioch:


The splendor and assortment of Africa’s many cultures enchanted Ian Allen throughout his boyhood in Zimbabwe. Now his passion and appreciation for Africa’s exotic art forms continues through his Africa and Beyond gallery, 1250 Prospect St., which is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the Village of La Jolla.


A Komo feathered hat is part of the 50 pieces of headwear on view in Beyond Africa’s ‘Hats Off’ exhibit. Courtesy Photos

His “Hats Off” exhibit (on display through October) showcases 50 hats and headdresses from throughout the world. Pieces include a Zulu hat woven from the hair of a mother and daughter that illustrates the unity of the two…


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