Monday, January 28, 2013

Two shows: Mocko Jumbie and Hibiscus

I was so impressed with the well-organized and informative opening of the art museum's Black History show: Moko Jumbies: Communicating with the Ancestors; Protecting the Community held January 26th from 5-7PM. The history of the moko jumbies on St. Croix, narrated by Guardians of Culture founder and mentor, Willard John and highlighted by 3 performing mokos, was captivating and entertaining. The artwork in the show was wonderfully diverse and creative. Quite a few Palletteers exhibited in the show.
Sunday afternoon's Hibiscus show in the Great Hall at UVI put on by the St. Croix Hibiscus Society was a dazzling one: the live hibiscus blooms were amazing and the artwork was gorgeous. The majority were by artists who are also Palletteers. Phyllis Charles did a great job organizing the art exhibit.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

Seastock paintings for the Jan. 26 event

The St. Croix Environmental Assn. (SEA) asked us to help decorate its big fundraiser that's to take place this Saturday, January 26th. The event will be a 1960s themed Woodstock-inspired party called SEAstock (their second; the first was a huge success) held at the Agricultural Department Fair Grounds tomorrow. They wanted large colorful decorations around the venue -- flowers, peace signs, pop art, paisleys, smiley faces, etc. etc., painted on recycled cardboard (like from appliance boxes) or created from other reused materials. So, a few weeks ago we got together and had a great time painting for their event: