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June 18, 2003 – The summer art show season starts off with splash on Friday at Alexander's Café. Make that more than 20 splashes.
"The Art of the Mermaid" is the title of the exhibition, which comprises works by 14 artists who call the Virgin Islands home or a favorite place to visit and a local frame shop.
Many of the artists will be on hand to discuss their work at the opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday. The public is invited to stop by to view the art, engage the artists and enjoy the complimentary champagne and hors d'oeuvres.
The participants are:
– Edie Paljavcsik Johnson and Hang It Up Frame Shop of St. Thomas.
– Helen Eltis, Pam King, Deborah St. Clair, Patty Tacquard, Mandy Thody-MacDonald and Aimee Trayser of St. John.
– Catherine Giraud of St. Croix.
– David Hill of St. Thomas and Boston; Gerard Lehner of New York; Joel Cone, Andrea Marr-Poehl and Robbin Robertson of Texas; and Donna Weaver of Texas and New Mexico
Claire Ochoa, who coordinates the shows at Alexander's, describes the show as one of "fun, folk, fanciful, romantic, realistic and mystical images of the fabled marine creatures." Overall, she says, it's "a captivating presentation of the mysterious mermaid."
The exhibition will hang through July 17. All works are available for purchase.
To see some images from the exhibition in addition to the one shown above, visit the St. John Gallery Web site.
For more information, contact Ochoa by calling 643-6363 or e-mailing to St. John Gallery.

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