BOARD

The CMCA Board of Trustees and the CMCA Board of Directors are highly talented individuals with prestigious museum and business experience, all dedicated to the promotion of art and education in the Caribbean community. Click on board members to access their bios.

Tralice Bracy
President

Susan Kraeger
Vice President, Development

Janis Valmond

Vice President, Operations

Wayne Petersen
Treasurer

Diane Russell
Secretary

Monica Marin

Artist Advisory Liaison

Daphne McIntosh-Rodriguez

Historian

Candia Atwater
Founder

Tralice Bracy moved to St Croix six years ago with her family.  Prior to moving to STX Bracy lived on an island off the coast of Maine where she ran the Monhegan Historical and Cultural Museum for twelve years. Archiving the culture of the Maine island entailed documenting oral histories of Islanders and artists; drawing from her documentation  Bracy executive produced the film, LYNNE DREXLER. A LIFE IN COLOR.  While living on St Croix, Bracy has learned to love the stories of this island and looks forward to the stewardship of The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts.  Art humanizes. BACK TO TOP

Susan Kraeger is a member of the first graduating class of St. Dunstan’s Episcopal School in Christiansted, St. Croix.  Her professional career spanned more than 40 years – first in sales and marketing in the ‘for profit’ world of art and communication, and later as a professional fundraiser in the far more soul satisfying world of ‘not for profit.’ Immediately prior to returning to St. Croix in 2009 as the Director of Development for The Good Hope School, she worked as the executive director of a microlending program in Ghana, where she is still engaged in raising money for water and sanitation projects.  Delighted to be home again, she lives with her husband on St. Croix’s South Shore where she nurtures her lifelong love of orchids and is an ardent supporter of local agriculture. BACK TO TOP

 
 

Wayne E. Petersen affectionately known as “Bully” is a self-made artist, musician, and storyteller. He is the son of Crucian born parents. Bully was born on the island of Puerto Rico while his father served in the US Army and was stationed there. Bully was raised and has lived on St. Croix since 1960. He attended the Claude O. Markoe School from the first to the eighth grade. Upon graduation from the eighth grade he attended the St. Croix Central High School where he earned his High School diploma in 1972. He is also an alumni of the University of the Virgin Islands where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Accounting. Over the years, Bully has earned the distinction of being a traditional and cultural bearer of St. Croix due to his artistic dedication to the culture of St. Croix, Virgin Islands of the United States. BACK TO TOP

 

Diane Russell comes from a family that has inhabited the Virgin Islands for at least 6 generations. A graduate of St. Croix Country Day School, Wellesley College, and Georgetown University Law Center, she returned to her beloved St. Croix in 1992 and works as a lawyer.  Russell has long been a part of the Virgin Islands art scene since picking up the flute at age 12.  She continues to perform regularly in the genres of Jazz, Latin, and Chamber music.  Knowing the impact that the arts has had on her life, serving on the board of the Caribbean Museum Center  is exciting and meaningful. BACK TO TOP

 

Janis Valmond has lived and worked in the USVI for over thirty years, interrupted by brief stints spent on the US mainland to pursue graduate school. Dr. Valmond is a researcher and part-time faculty member of the University of the Virgin Islands. She is a founding Board member of BrightSaprk, Inc., a non-profit organization based on St. Croix and the primary sponsor of the Dominique James Reading Program: Reading Carnival and Book Fair. Her volunteer efforts in the past have included time as Troop Leader with the St. Patrick School Girl Scout Troops and she currently serves as an adult volunteer with the St. Patrick Youth Ministry. Serving as a Board member at CMCArts is one way she finds to give back to a vibrant St. Croix community that has provided a rich, stimulating environment to raise an awesome daughter and provided opportunities to work with a wide range of talented, committed individuals. BACK TO TOP

 

Monica Marin is a curator, artist, and educator from the Virgin Islands. She has degrees in Art History, Theory and Criticism; and Painting & Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She founded the Artist Advisory an artist led initiative for the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts (CMCArts) in 2007, and worked as the first residency coordinator at the Robert Rauschenberg residency in Captiva, FL. She has exhibited her work in the Caribbean, the USA and Europe and participated in such exhibitions as the International Caribbean Triennial, Santo Domingo and Contemporary Art from the American Caribbean at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her work and research addresses the structural history of colonialism and the ways in which coloniality is manifested today through tourism, environmental racism, and the privatization of public land. Current projects examine the missing African-Caribbean art history in the archive, and dance and vernacular cultural expressions as a space of resistance. Recent curatorial projects include Invisible Heritage a community arts project in Frederiksted, St.Croix in collaboration with CHANT and travelling group exhibition featuring Virgin Islands artists who are critically engaging the upcoming 2017 centennial transfer. Past projects include Migrating Histories a two part performance festival in collaboration with Carla Acevedo-Yates at CMCArts; The Great House: A Reimaging of Power, Place and History, in collaboration with La Vaughn Belle at Whim Great House on St. Croix; and Paradise Lost at CMCARTS and AREA Lugar in Caguas, Puerto Rico that examined the negative impact of US industrial development in both regions. She works for the VI Department of Public Works on historic restoration projects that promote arts and culture and works as an independent curator helping to manage CMCArts artist in residency program, some of their exhibitions and community outreach. BACK TO TOP

 

Daphne McIntosh-Rodriguez was born on the island of St. Croix and graduated from St. Joseph High School and received an Associates Degree from the University of the U.S. Virgin Islands. She became involved in the Arts after herself painted, draw and sold her art pieces in high school. Presently teaching the Art of Doormat Making to many interested learners.In 2003 she jumped on board with the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts and is still on board as art lifts here spirit and help to bring the community together. BACK TO TOP

 

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