Monday, May 23, 2016

Exhibition: Artvi Advocates presents "Caribbean Colours: Living Life in Yellow" - show runs through Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Yacht Haven Grande — St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

(Image: 'Yellow Abstract' by Laura Ballard) "Caribbean Colours -
Living Life in Yellow" May 20-25, 2016 by Artvi Advocates
Exhibition: Artvi Advocates presents "Caribbean Colours: Living Life in Yellow" - Opening on Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 6:30pm; show runs through Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at Yacht Haven Grande — St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; Event Details: Location: Yacht Haven Grande, Long Bay Rd, Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas 00802, U.S. Virgin Islands; Artvi Advocates Contact Info – Phone: (340) 690-9528; Email:
Event Description: “On Friday, May 20th at 6:30 pm, Artvi Advocates invites the community to Live Life in Yellow as it celebrates the opening of the 2016 Caribbean Colour juried art exhibition, at the PoP-Up Gallery, also known as, the former Havana Nine store in Yacht Haven Grande, St. Thomas. This annual juried art exhibition celebrates the diversity, creativity and quality of work being produced throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands. This year Artvi is particularly proud to be featuring student work from St. Croix for the first time ... The art work is judged by the viewing public, not a designated judge. Ballots will be provided for each category and a majority vote will determine the first, second and third prizes. Only one ballot is allowed per person. Judging will commence at the opening of the exhibit, 6:30 p.m., and end at 8:30 p.m. Up to $1,200 in cash prizes will be awarded. In addition, the public is encouraged to bring a small random yellow object to the exhibition. Objects will be displayed in our community art installation and will remain in the exhibition until May 25th. Featured in the exhibition are more than 100 works of art from local resident artists, as well as works of art by students from St. Croix Educational Complex, Antilles School, Art Explorium, and the School of Visual Arts and Careers, among others. Admission is free, cocktails will be served and special performances will take place. A percentage of the proceeds of Caribbean Colour will go towards the Art Explorium Scholarship Fund and the Seven Minus Seven Youth Outreach Program. The 2016 Caribbean Color exhibit is sponsored by, Yacht Haven Grande, Guardian Insurance, and PHR-Art Projects. It will remain open to the viewing public daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through May 25th.”Read more: Artvi Advocates-Facebook and Artvi
Event Theme: “According to Priscilla Hintz Knight, executive director of Artvi, 'The theme for this exhibition is inspired by the color and symbolisms associated with the color yellow. Psychologically yellow is known as being the happiest color in the color spectrum. It shines with optimism and enlightenment. However, for some the color yellow suggests impatience, criticism and cowardice.' Around the world, the way different cultures and religions see and describe yellow varies. In India, yellow is the color Hindus wear to celebrate the Festival of Spring. However, yellow signifies sadness in Greek culture, and during the tenth century in France, the doors of traitors and criminals were painted yellow. In Japan, yellow often represents courage and in Aztec culture, yellow symbolized food since it was the color of corn, a staple food. Yellow's global similarities are significant throughout the world, taxicabs, school buses, and signs that alert us to danger are often yellow. “For this exhibit, Virgin Islands adults and student artists of all mediums were asked to let their imaginations soar by celebrating every form of yellow. The exhibition theme provides artists with an alternative forum for creating inspiring and innovative art with few restraints,' Hintz said ...”Read more: Artvi Advocates-Facebook and Artvi
About Artvi Advocates: “Artvi Advocates believes strongly that resources directed at organizations and activities which enhance and contribute to the educational, artistic, and cultural welfare of the citizens of the Virgin Islands constitute a real social and economic investment in the future of our territory. Through our special exhibition and projects we embrace experimentation, value new ideas, and actively foster the exposure of those ideas in our community. We are interested in artists and the ongoing dialogue between artists and audiences. We value the intellectual challenge inherent in contemporary art forms of all kinds and we are dedicated to contemporary expression and innovation in the arts.”Visit our website: Artvi Advocates-About and Artvi Advocates-Facebook
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