Cultural Ed Debuts Student Arts Program

V.I. Department of Education’s Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education Director Valrica Bryson

The Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education will debut its V.I. Cultural Program of the Arts, a visual arts program for junior high and high school students, the division announced Wednesday.

“The art program will consist of visual arts, to include drawing, painting and some other art forms such as tie-dying for example,” said DVICE Director Valrica Bryson in news release. “This program is specifically geared towards those students who may love to draw but have not had an opportunity to take an art course in school.”

The program will begin Feb. 14 and run through May 9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the St. Croix Cultural Arts Center located in Christiansted; adjacent to the Department of Education’s school lunch warehouse. The Division will choose 15 students for the program. Interested students must not currently be enrolled in an art course.

Local artists John Jones and Waldemar Brodhurst will facilitate the program, which will culminate with an art show in May.

A meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday in the St. Croix Educational Complex High School’s band room for parents of interested students. More information is available by contacting the Division of Virgin Islands Cultural Education at 340-774-0100 ext. 7032 or sending email to