Category: Art News

First Lady Yolanda Bryan Is Guest Reader For Story Time On Wheels Tomorrow

CHRISTIANSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources said that the St. Croix Bookmobile will be parked in front of Government House on Thursday, June 24th at 10 a.m. for STORY TIME HOUR ON WHEELS with this weeks’ guest reader, First Lady Yolanda Bryan. The community is also reminded […]

DPNR Says VICA’s ‘Dorsch After Dark’ Arts Series Will Resume Next Month

FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources is pleased to announce that The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts (VICA) will continue “The Dorsch After Dark” series on Tuesday, July 6th.  This series highlights local artists and provides them a venue to showcase their talent and a physical space […]

DPNR Launches Story Time Hour On Wheels For Kids Starting On Friday

FREDERIKSTED — Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources announces that the Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums (DLAM) will be launching Story Time hour on Wheels.  Every Friday beginning June 18th at 10:00 am, DLAM’s Bookmobile will park in front of Fort Fredrik in Frederiksted for an hour of storytelling from a guest reader.  This […]

FABRIC OF OUR LIVES: Madras Design Unveiled At Dorsch Cultural Center

FREDERIKSTED — It’s official. The U.S. Virgin Islands has a state fabric … although we’re officially still a territory. After years of development, the madras fabric design was finally unveiled at a ceremony at the Frederick Dorsch Cultural Center in Frederiksted on Saturday morning. It took a legislative act to decree the pattern and, finally, […]

Celebrating America’s Rich Cultural Diversity With Caribbean Heritage Month

WASHINGTON — America’s diversity is and always has been the defining strength of our Nation — in every generation, our society, spirit, and shared ambitions have been refreshed by wave after wave of immigrants seeking out their American dream.  Throughout our history, Caribbean Americans have brought vibrant cultures, languages, traditions, and values that strengthen our […]

What’s New And Exciting In The U.S. Virgin Islands? Find Out With This Helpful List

FREDERIKSTED — Looking for things to do in the U.S. Virgin Islands? Your V.I. Freep community calendar is a great way to keep tabs on what’s happening near you and discover local events that fit your interests. Here’s a roundup of local events coming up in the area this week. Want to see your event […]

NOT TOO LATE FOR HELLO: Julian Lennon On Taking Cool Pics In Cuba

HAVANA — Whether snapping daily life in Cuba or members of the Irish rock band U2, photographer and singer Julian Lennon says the pictures he most likes taking are spontaneous. “The ones that really I enjoy the most are … spur of the moment,” Lennon, 58, told Reuters. The son of late Beatle John Lennon […]

Trinidadian Movie HERO Lands On Amazon Prime Video Today

PORT OF SPAIN — HERO, the film inspired by the extraordinary life of Caribbean-born Mr. Ulric Cross, will be available exclusively in Canada on Premium VOD in the Cineplex Store and Prime Video in the United States today. HERO opened to rave reviews at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Canada and played in cinemas across the UK […]

ONE NIGHT ONLY: Carnival-Style COVID-Free Concert Considered Rousing Success

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism’s Division of Festivals has pioneered the return of in-person Carnival events while prioritizing public health safety and the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The 2021 Carnival Virgin Islands “1 Night, 1 Fête” took place seaside on Friday at The West Indian Company Limited (WICO) […]

St. Croix Students’ Artwork Brings Joy To The Elderly At Nursing Home Near Chicago

CHICAGO — Barb McVicker, a longtime local educator who has spent many years teaching in St. Croix, recently provided a gift to lift the spirits of residents at a nursing home in Illinois. During a recent trip to the Big Island, McVicker met with some of her former students, first and second grade students at […]