Category: Art News

Stanley Jacobs Becomes USVI’s First Winner of NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Commissioner Jean Pierre Oriol said that Virgin Islands cultural ambassador Stanley Jacobs, PhD has been awarded the 2022 National Endowment of the Arts National Heritage Fellowship. Jacobs is the first Virgin islander that has been awarded this esteemed honor.    The National Endowment for the Arts is continuing its long history of honoring […]

Wayne James Premieres Cuba Movie While Challenging Conviction, Battling Blindness

UNION CITY — “Going…Going…Gone: The Grandeur of Golden-Age Cuba,” a film by fashion designer and former St. Croix Senator Wayne James, premiered at New Jersey’s prestigious Musto Cultural Center. The public screening of the three-part docufilm was officially hosted by Union City’s mayor Brian P. Stack and the city’s Board of Commissioners. Union City is […]

First Family Mourns Death of Veterinarian, Culture Bearer Dr. Eugene ‘Doc’ Petersen

FREDERIKSTED – Governor Albert Bryan issued the following statement on the passing of Veterinarian, musician and culture-bearer Eugene “Doc” Petersen: “Yolanda and I join a grief-stricken Virgin Islands community today in expressing our shock and sadness on the the passing of Dr. Eugene ‘Doc’ Petersen. “Doc was many things, but above all he was a true friend and ambassador for […]

UVI Opens New Dance Studio On St. Croix, Offers Free Dance Workshops March 24-26

FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) hosted a grand opening celebration for its long-awaited dance studio today.   Featuring a sprung dance floor and equipped to enable streaming services for virtual or hybrid dance classes, the new dance studio is another highlight of the University’s dance program, which introduced its Bachelor of Fine […]

Talk Today On Dietary History, Cultural Food Traditions of Ancestral Native Virgin Islanders

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The DPNR Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums, as part of its V.I. Cultural Month Series, will host a presentation and follow-up discussion on the Dietary History and Cultural Food Traditions of Ancestral Native Virgin Islanders by Gail Shulterbrandt-Rivera, on Wednesday, March 23rd, 5:30 – 7:30pm at the historic Lutheran Chapel in the courtyard […]

UVI Hosts Free Dance Workshops This Week 

FREDERIKSTED — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) will host a series of dance workshops this week led by visiting international dance artists Jelon Vieira and Dyane Harvey. UVI students and dance enthusiasts throughout the Territory are invited to attend sessions March 24-26, on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix in the […]

‘I Am D. Hamilton Jackson’ Student Artwork On Display At Youth Art Month Exhibit

FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that in celebration of Virgin Islands History Month and Youth ArtMonth, the Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (DLAM) and the Virgin Islands Department of Education’s Division of Cultural Education will host an exclusive exhibition of the […]

Curating A Captivating Caribbean Jewelry Collection

Caribbean jewelry has a rich history and significance, as is symbolized by an anecdote featuring a Trinidadian woman and famed Nova Scotia missionary, Sarah Morton. When Morton was taken by the beauty of the bracelets of the Trinidadian woman from Princes Town, she asked her if she could buy one. The woman answered that unless she […]

Mary J. Blige, Bobby Brown, Mike Epps Headline Soul Beach Music Festival In Aruba

ORANJESTAD — Once again, the stars align for the 20th Edition of the epic Soul Beach Music Festival Hosted by Aruba with the announcement of esteemed headliners including Mary J. Blige, New Edition, and Mike Epps kicking off Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 – 30, 2022 in the gorgeous paradise of Aruba. Delivering lit entertainment with Mary J. Blige to headline Saturday, May 28th. Iconic Grammy-Award-winning […]

Governor Bryan To Read To Children On Human Services’ ‘Virtual Storytime’ Via Zoom

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Department of Human Services (DHS) is encouraging all child care providers to join tomorrow’s Virtual Storytime presentation on Zoom and allow your children to be entertained by Governor Albert Bryan. Dr. Seuss best stated is best, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more […]