November 18 - December 24, 2022
Six Caribbean artists examine traditional spiritual practices of the
African Descendants of the Caribbean Diaspora, and their attendant rituals, in the context of such practices in our contemporary Western society. The exhibition is curated by Anderson M.
Pilgrim of Barbados and New York City.
Artists in the Exhibition
Bernard Stanley Hoyes of Jamaica
Ademola Olugebefola of USVI/NY
Diogenes Ballester of Puerto Rico
Earl D. Etienne of Dominica
Patricia Brintle of Haiti
Arlette St. Hill of Barbados
October 1 thru November 12
Paul Cezanne stated, “A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.” Throughout this exhibition, I hope that you can explore and feel the emotions, which I have taken the liberty to translate to “energies”, that exude from the art of Cuban and Puerto Rican artists. The artwork presented here reflect a diversity of energies. Some of the energies are defined by our faith and spirituality, while others are created by political views, gender, everyday life, and culture. I invite you to take time to explore the energies that characterize Cuba and Puerto Rico. Live and experience the energies expressed in each piece of work.
September 3 thru 23
On September 19 and 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria brought unfathomable devastation to the island of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Stuck back in my hometown of Chicago, with nonexistent communication and no updated information sources, I was terrified for a community I was only beginning to become a part of.
Seeing my community in pain, and not given the proper attention it deserved, I turned my lens to the people around me. My mission was to provide a platform for the voices of St. Croix to be heard. - Misty Winter
June 3 thru July 9
En nuestra piel Cuir:
Cuba y Puerto Rico
Byron Motley is a sought-after singer, songwriter, filmmaker, lecturer, and photographer. His photography has been featured in Vanity Fair, The Advocate, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, and has shown in galleries, libraries and museums in the United States, Puerto Rico, Europe, and Cuba. Byron’s award-winning photographic book, Embracing Cuba (University Press of Florida, 2015), contains nearly 200 color images (with essays) exploring the richness of the island of Cuba. This exhibit is part of the collection in Cuba sponsored by the United Nations Cultural Fund, Centro Nacional Cubano para la Educacion Sexual (CENESEX) and the Embassy of Spain in Cuba.
April 2 thru May 21
The Final Chapter
The New Blood exhibition series is about breaking the divide and giving all artists a platform for their work to be celebrated and appreciated by the community. Featuring 30 emerging and established artists from the Virgin Islands. As with any great venture, it is the work of many. New Blood: The Final Chapter is a joint venture between CMCArts and Lucien Downes. This is the Final Chapter of this series.
March 5 thru March 26
The Spirit, Artistry, and Craft of Moko Jumbies
Stilt dancing originated on the continent of Africa and was documented as early as the fifteen hundreds. The African stilt dancers evolved from a Spiritual context representing the powers of the creator, assuming the role of guardians of the villages fighting off all evil spirits.
The Moko Jumbie is an icon of Virgin Islands culture. This art show entitled “The Spirit, Artistry and Craft of the Moko Jumbie” provides our local artists an opportunity to manifest their creative artistic impulses on the subject matter. The mission of the Guardians of Culture Moko Jumbies is to promote and preserve this important aspect of our culture.
February 12 thru February 26, 2022
The Art Exhibition
ARISE is a beautiful call to action and the culminating exhibition of the CMCArts (Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts) five week after-school theater and arts program for teens, YOU: The Promise of the Diaspora under the instruction of Chloe Duplessis, Artist-in-Residence and Sayeeda Carter.
ARISE is a stirring collection of 30 works of art, photography and collage honoring the collective connection to the history, culture and extraordinary contributions of the African diaspora created though the unique perspective of teenagers living in the United States territory of St. Croix.
December 8, 2019
Sea Walls St. Croix Mural Project
Sea Walls St Croix Artists for Oceans was brought to St. Croix by the PangeaSeed Foundation in partnership with
Clean Sweep Frederiksted to empower our community to create meaningful environmental change for our Oceans through ARTivism, education and science. The public artworks serve as educational tools and conversation-starters addressing marine environmental issues relevant to the local community. The goal is to ignite ownership for the sustainability of natural resources.