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.

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