This exhibit represents the artwork of students who consistently attended SVAC in 2011. There are more than 40 pieces of art in the exhibit in a variety of media, including some big surprises. Many of the artworks are for sale.
The School of Visual Arts and Careers is an after-school and summer program for talented junior and senior high school students. Students receive training in visual arts and related careers. Artists in the community become involved through guest workshops and sponsoring student interns. Established in 1938, many SVAC graduates are attending art colleges or are working in careers in the arts.
SVAC is currently located above the Benetton Store on Main Street, and is funded in part through grants from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Law Enforcement Planning Commission and private foundations. In addition, businesses and individuals in the St. Thomas community have joined the growing membership of the art school by making financial contributions to support the program.
The students in this exhibit include: Jade Barber, D’Moi Rouse, Mia Carty, Krystal Singh, Jose N. Hernandez , JiJi Sujanani, Melanie Hernandez, Dean Wheatley, Jasmine Lindquist and Marlyka Williams. The exhibit will be open from early March through April.
For more information about the program, contact Phebe Schwartz at 775-2739.