These are the winners for the 2020 Congressional Arts Competition!!! 🎨

We would like to thank Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett and her staff for making this competition possible, the amazing art teachers that assisted along the way and our judges: Jasmine Lindquist, Iria Stiles and Jannet Prosper!

Our Voices Story Telling Project

Discover and experience the power of storytelling. Traditional storytelling is a time-honored tradition for Virgin Island Folklore – they evoke honesty, happiness, excitement – and healing.

This is why, AARP Virgin Islands, and VI Council on the Art, are proud to host, “Our Voices Storytelling Project. This project features traditional folklore told by vetted storytellers from throughout the Virgin Islands. This project will feature five storytellers, telling stories of yester-year.

Five Weeks. Five Stories. Five Amazing Storytellers.
Join us on Tuesday, May 4, 2020 and unlock the power of your imagination.

Let’s pull our attention away from these daunting times and dive into a wave of cultural expressions.

Persons needing to contact the Council’s office can call 340-773-3075 (stx) or 340-774-5984 (stt).

You can also email us at:
*vicastt@hotmail.com, vicastt@yahoo.com or vica_stx@yahoo.com
If you would like to contact the Director:
*tasida.kelch@dpnr.vi.gov

3 new virtual series on COVID-19 response

In an effort to support arts education organizations in their response to the COVID-19 health crisis the National Guild for Community Arts Education are beginning three new virtual series focused on addressing different challenges of our current moment.

Using the link below you can find descriptions of these three online series and links to sign up, as well as Facebook and Slack groups that they created for ongoing conversation and problem solving around community arts education within the pandemic.

https://nationalguild.org/covid-19-response?fbclid=IwAR20ryC0FPI79GBPfoElXpySPbuKFyI4Ek7OrYR1fOsKchiARTHSIARHYHo

Poetry Out Loud – 2020 Champion

These are the winners of the 2020 V.I. Poetry Out Loud Territorial Finals!!!!

*1st places goes out to ANGELICA STERLING of the St. Thomas/St. John Seventh-day Adventist School!! Angelica will receive a $700 cash prize & her school will receive $500 for the purchase of poetry materials!

*2nd place goes out to ANIKA HAHNFELD of Antilles School!! Anika will receive a $400 cash prize & her school will receive $200 for the purchase of poetry materials!

*3rd place goes out to JEDELL TITUS of the Free Will Baptist School!! Jedell will receive a $200 cash prize.

Our top 5 competitors we’re Shana Sargeant, Angelica Sterling, Jedell Titus, Anika Hahnfeld &
Vivian Morris.

Please visit our facebook page to view some of the winning recitations.