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Annual School of Visual Arts and Careers Student Art Show

Sept. 5, 2006 – Alexander's Bella Blu in Frenchtown features the "Annual School of Visual Arts and Careers Student Art Show," an exhibit of original watercolors, mixed media, linoleum prints, and pastels completed within the year by students enrolled in the non-profit after school and summer program. The show opens at Alexander's Bella Blu from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 8, with a meet-the-artists reception. Claire Ochoa of Gallery St. Thomas is the show coordinator.
Over fifty pieces of artwork by nine of the school's students will be presented in the 2006 show. The original works of art are a comprehensive look at their skills and talents. The individual students receive the proceeds from the sale of their work, and prices of the framed originals range from $50 to $160, according to a press release from Gallery St. Thomas.
SVAC is a non-profit after-school program founded in 1983 for students interested in pursuing a career in the visual arts. The program has provided hundreds of students from the Virgin Islands the artistic and professional experience required for admission into art programs in colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.
Students attend the program after school from 3:30 to 5:30 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Instructor Edie P. Johnson and guest instructors lead the students in a curriculum that begins with intense drawing and moves into a broad spectrum of media. The participants are from a home school program, Addelita Cancryn Jr. High, Antilles, Charlotte Amalie High School and Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.
Since moving from Fort Christian prior to its renovation phase, the program continues to be in need of a permanent location and is presently at the Charlotte Amalie High School. Those interested in the program are encouraged to attend the opening reception or contact Phebe Schwartz Davis at 775-2739 or Edie P. Johnson at 776-5179.
The show will run for one month through Oct. 12. For more information, contact Claire Ochoa at 777-6363.

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