Category: Art News

DPNR Hosts ‘Talking Books Book Club With Nina Garcia’ On Wednesday

CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces the Talking Books library will host “Book Club With Nina Garcia” on Wednesday. The event will be held at 10 a.m. at the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Challenged in Estate Golden Rock. This month’s book club selection is Trouble in Paradise by Elin […]

Renowned Caribbean Art Fair Returns With Top Contemporary Artists And A Spotlight On NFTs

BRIDGETOWN — The popular annual Caribbean Fine Art Fair, (CaFA), now in its 12th year, returns virtually and in person to Barbados this March, with a spotlight on the works of over 40 Caribbean contemporary artists and a focus also on the hot topic of NFTs. Art fans from across the world will be able to join CaFA […]

Ownership of St. Thomian’s Impressionist Masterpiece In Hands Of Supreme Court

WASHINGTON — A California man and a Spanish museum locked in a dispute over a valuable impressionist masterpiece stolen by the Nazis should be able to agree on one thing, Justice Stephen Breyer said Tuesday during arguments in the case at the Supreme Court. “Can everyone agree that this is a beautiful painting?” Breyer asked […]

St. Croix’s Janeisha John Sparkles On The Cover of Ellements Magazine Holiday Issue

CHRISTIANSTED — Janeisha John isn’t satisfied unless she is juggling multiple projects while simultaneously looking out for what comes next. The St. Croix native recently took time for a photo shoot with Elléments Magazine, and landed the cover for its December holiday issue, as reported in the V.I. Daily News. A former Miss Universe U.S. […]

UVI Mourns the Loss of Playwright and Professor, David Edgecombe

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is mourning the loss of David Edgecombe, former executive director of the Reichhold Center for the Arts and retired associate professor of communications who passed away on November 19.  During his 30-year career at UVI, Edgecombe inspired countless students in and out of the classroom; celebrated local talent at UVI’s Little Theater and on the Reichhold stage; attracted world-class performers to […]

UVI Association of Black Journalists Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary @ Journalism Summit

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — In celebration of the University of the Virgin Islands Association of Black Journalists (UVIABJ first anniversary, the communication unit at (UVI) will host their inaugural virtual student-led journalism summit on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 via Zoom. A multitude of guests have been invited to celebrate in grand style, this historic occasion. The two-day event […]

Parents Must Pay $30,441 For Getting Rid Of Son’s Porn Collection

GRAND HAVEN — A judge has ordered a western Michigan couple to pay $30,441 to their son for getting rid of his pornography collection. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney’s decision this week came eight months after David Werking, 43, won a lawsuit against his parents. He said they had no right to throw out his collection […]

UP AND DOWN WITH THE ROLLING STONES: Drummer Charlie Watts Dies @ 80

LONDON — Charlie Watts, the self-effacing and unshakeable Rolling Stones drummer who helped anchor one of rock’s greatest rhythm sections and used his “day job” to support his enduring love of jazz, has died, according to his publicist. He was 80. Bernard Doherty said Tuesday that Watts “passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier […]

Andy Warhol Portrait Of Michael Jackson Now Hangs At Smithsonian Art Museum

WASHINGTON — TIME Magazine commissioned American artist Andy Warhol to paint a portrait for its March, 1984 cover story on Michael Jackson. That portrait of Michael now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, part of the Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, D.C. Jackson visited St. Croix in May 1998 to scout property locations for a planned […]

Bryan Challenges Grade School Students To Read 5 Or More Books This Summer

CHRISTIANSTED — The 13th Annual Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge is well underway and challenges the territory’s students in grades K-6 to read five or more books during the summer months, now through September 3. The longstanding literacy initiative is sponsored by the Office of the Governor and the Virgin Islands Department of Education. In a […]