ART & CULTURE
Artists left to r-@Top Hat rep., Tarika Woods, Hailey Tresch, Danica David, Instructor, Matt Perry, Geraldine Bryan, (kneeling), Earl Morris. photo courtesy of D. David.
UVI Students’ Exhibit Art in Local Gallery
Visual Work Display @Top Hat Gallery
Geraldine Bryan, Earl Morris Jr., Matthew Perry, Hailey Tresch,
and Tarika Woods were
among the five UVI students
who participated. Their artwork
uses Caribbean art themes
which include Pre-Hispanic,
Cultural Nationalism, Popular
Religion, and Nature in the
Caribbean and emanates from
the course textbook Caribbean
Art by Veerle Poupeye.
The general public was invited to attend this free event.
For more information, contact Art @Top Hat owner Hanne Rasmussen at (340-692-2787) or Professor Danica M. David at (340-692-4110), UVI
Danica Art Studio
David acknowledges that, “To prepare for this exhibit, the UVI students have been painting with acrylic on canvas for several weeks. Since late August, they continue to study sundry Caribbean artists.” HaileyTresch, an exchange
student from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs states, “In Professor David’s class I learn about many Caribbean artists [living and dead] and discover that the USVI and surrounding areas have many talented individuals."
Another student, Tarika Woods, from St. Croix notes, “Taking this course [Caribbean Art 1] makes me confident in painting and sketching.”
David, a well-known local mixed-media artist, has been teaching Caribbean Art1 @UVI for two semesters and finds that students learn verbally from the lectures, visually by journaling notes, and comprehensively by painting. “This exhibit is also a part of the overall course learning experience,” David notes. She adds,”UVI students are able to understand that art galleries are imperative to Caribbean artists’ development.”