Your links to art and culture in the Virgin Islands
Hold a piece of Michael Banzhaf jewelry in your hand and you meet the man. This St. John goldsmith lives his art. Banzhaf's pieces are exquisitely handcrafted to reflect his feelings about the world and in his newest work, reinvent the natural environment. His designs most familiar to collectors demonstrate classic and symmetrical motifs, which reflect his classical music training and fascination for Etruscan, Byzantine and Renaissance periods. Other designs are lyrical, embracing forms inspired by nature. Michael Banzhaf Studio and Gallery in Cruz Bay St. John features Banzhaf's original designs as well as works from respected jewelry designers, painters and potters. 340-779-4005• Visit Michael Banzhaf Galleryhere
Image: Gold Lily Pad necklace by Michael Banzhaf.
CMCArts, Inc.was founded in 1994 by Candia Atwater, with the annual publication of the "Island Art & Soul" calendar of Caribbean art. In 2003, CMCArts began restoration of a wonderful, historic building on the waterfront in Frederiksted. CMCArts has now grown into an epicenter of activity, where residents and visitors of all ages benefit from CMCArts' innovative arts and cultural programming. To learn more about CMCArts click here. At Facebook here.
Founded in 1985, Caribbean Community Theatre is a non-profit, volunteer-based organization dedicated to making theatrical productions of the highest quality available to residents and visitors to St. Croix. CCT produces at least five plays each year in its theater at #18 Estate Orange Grove, in Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. For information about a current show clickhere. CCT is also operates Calico Cat Company, an after school theater program for aspiring thespians. 340-778-1983 or 778-4228; or email eileen email@example.com Website: cct.vi
It’s not a traditional advertising agency,” says Krieger Creative Group founder Norma Krieger, explaining that it is more encompassing. KCG offers all the elements of a full service ad agency, while providing the enhancement of fine art acquisitions and commissions. Krieger Creative Group is comprised of a hand-picked consortium of award winning and internationally known fine artists, photographers, filmmakers, copywriters and brand marketers. These seasoned professionals provide expertise tailored to the diverse needs of a variety of small and large-scale clientele.
For more information visit Krieger Creative Group's website.
Contact KCG by phone at 336-287-4706 or 340-719-8295. Email
Roy Lawaetz, a native of St. Croix, has put the Virgin Islands on the global map by exhibiting his paintings at prestigious art events around the world. Lawaetz is known for “The Modular Triangular System” a style that uses triangles as the basis for his images. According to Lawaetz his concept dates back thousands of years before Columbus discovered the New World. Right image: Roy Lawaetz " Sea flower."
For more information visit RoyLawaetz's website.
Claire Wilkinson has been painting, mostly oil on canvas, in the Virgin Islands for 13 years. She says it has been and remains to this day, a vibrant joy in her life. “ The unparalleled color and beauty of island nature is a constant inspiration,” she observes, adding that her goal is “to welcome you, the viewer, here with me.” \Solitude at Hawksnest by Claire Wilkinson Oil on canvas, framed with light oak with linen mat Size: 24X28 Price: $1200.
Contact: Claire Wilkinson 16213 Spring Garden St, John, Virgin Islands 00830• Cell 340-642-7345 • 340-643-1472 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Until 2007 Denise Wright’s body of work was landscapes and seascapes. This has evolved to painting abstracts. Wright says she is attracted to painting the feeling of the tropics, rather than a literal translation, and uses art to cultivate her spiritual awareness.“ I know that beauty is the natural consequence of the opening of the soul, which allows creativity to come forth,” observes Wright. She believes in a holistic approach towards her role as an artist, and says, “ I refuse to rely only upon my visual relationship with the world.” Wright is one the featured artists at Bajo El Sol Gallery in Mongoose Junction in St. John. Visit Denise Wright's websitehere
"Nothing but blue skies from now on" by Denise Wright Mixed Media,