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22nd Caribbean Fine Art Exhibit

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The Good Hope School presents
22nd Caribbean Fine Art Exhibit
Being held at
The Good Hope School Campus Center
February 13-16

About the Exhibit

Friday, February 13, 2009 7-9 p.m. is the preview and reception where a nominal ticket fee gets you the first glimpse at the exhibit and opportunity to purchase artwork. Saturday and Sunday, February 14& 15 the exhibit is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Monday, February 16, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Friday, February 13 is the educational program where over 250 students from local schools are given guided tours. There are artists on site demonstrating techniques and leading students in learning activities to enrich their experience.

Tickets will be available at Kicks, H&H Tire, Undercover Books, and The Good Hope School for the Friday night reception.

The exhibit began in 1987 with an idea to share and sell local artwork at an exhibit where the artists would then donate portions of their sales to The Good Hope School's Scholarship Fund. It was a needed partnership for the school, whose principles include providing an exceptional education for all students willing to demonstrate a commitment to excellence, regardless of race or economic status. Currently the school has over 40% of its students receiving some form of financial aid, which reflects the diversity of the St. Croix community. The artists donate 40% of sales from the exhibit floor, plus 50% of the gift shop sales that run simultaneously with the exhibit. These donations have directly affected the school each year, providing tens of thousands of dollars to ensure local students experience the standards of a college preparatory education.

Thousands of visitors attend each year and nearly 70 artists both local and International are featured in the exhibition through a highly selective process.

Posted : February 12, 2009 8:42 am
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