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Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

VI Council on the Arts Offers CARES Act Assistance to the Art Community

Commissioner Jean-Pierre Oriol has announced that the VI Council on the Arts (VICA) has received $200,100 in emergency funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virgin Islands Youth Shine in Online Art Gallery

The 12th annual Youth Art Month exhibition of student art from the U.S. Virgin Islands looked like it might have to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but instead the artwork has moved online where the whole world can see it.

VI Cultural Education Invites Students to Enter ‘Let Your Eagle Fly’ Competition

This is a chance for all students to research the significance of the flag of the U.S. Virgin Islands. More importantly, it is a chance for students to express what the V.I. Flag signifies to each of them.

National Endowment for the Humanities Gives CFVI $442,200

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands will receive $242,200 to provide emergency funding to USVI museums, libraries, archives, historic sites and other nonprofits impacted by the pandemic.

USVI Folklore To Be Livestreamed at 6 p.m. Tuesdays for Five Weeks

If you and your family are looking for some more enriching activities during this pandemic, five V.I. storytellers will be livestreaming V.I. folklore on Tuesday nights for five weeks, starting Tuesday, May 5.

COVID Creativity: Paintings by Janet Cook-Rutnik

I find mangoes deliciously difficult to paint so I am always challenged by them and can really sink my teeth into them (haha) thus providing a great distraction from the corona world outside the studio.

COVID Creativity: Poem by Sandra C. Bradley

COVID Creativity is a new Source arts feature highlighting the work of our creative readers as they respond to a time of global pandemic.

COVID Creativity: Painting by Augustin Holder

This painting represents the anxiety, vulnerability and fear as the news of the Covid-19 Pandemic was eminent. It was surreal; like a midnight marauder it maneuvered with stealth, avoiding the radar, descending at our shoreline and doorstep waiting to raise havoc upon us all.

WTJX to Premiere First Local Radio Talk Show: ‘Analyze This’

The Virgin Islands Public Broadcasting System announces its first local radio talk show on its NPR member station, WTJX-FM, 93.1. “Analyze This” will be hosted by former senator and veteran broadcaster Neville James on weekdays, beginning April 27.

CARES Program to Give Grants for the Arts

The Virgin Islands Council on the Arts, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, has developed a program to help secure jobs and keep the doors open for the arts and culture community.

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