It is with deep regrets, but a sense of profound social responsibility, that Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery is postponing its event scheduled for Friday evening, March 13. Given the Covid-19 pandemic and the very real possibility of the virus being present (it is confirmed in other Caribbean islands nearby although not confirmed yet in the Virgin Islands), the gallery is heeding the Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommendations to avoid large gatherings and practice social distancing, which is the main method of preventing the continued spread of this pandemic.
With the daily arrival of hundreds of tourists from many locations, the chances of the virus affecting our island are high. And with the natural closeness of our community, we can’t seem to help but hug and kiss , thus greatly enhancing potential transmission.
The Boulon Gallery will miss being with everyone together; it will miss being entertained by the St. John School of the Arts performance; it will miss seeing the lively artwork produced by the Gifft Hill School students; and it will miss the goodies that Queen of Tarts was going to bestow on us along with Eddie Bruce music, besides the new artworks the artists have created for all to enjoy.
But it just seems like the right thing to do at this time. The gallery will keep the public advised as to when it feels it can safely hold this gallery event. Hopefully sooner than later! Thank you for your understanding.
Our warmest regards, Kimberly and Rafe Boulon
Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery will present “Ridge to Reef Coral Bay and South Shore, St. John Protection and Preservation.” Our National Park is the community’s gift to the planet revealing understanding and expressing reverence.
The event will take place from 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, March 13, at Marketplace, 2nd floor, Cruz Bay, St. John.
The Gallery invites the public to see its visual artists, enjoy Queen of Tarts appetizers and wine, and hear the music of Eddie Bruce. It will be an evening of entertainment, engagement and enlightenment. There will also be art raffle prizes!
St. John School of the Arts dancers will interpret the “Protection and Preservation from Ridge to Reef in Coral Bay and the South Shore of St. John.”
Students from the Gifft Hill School who will display the art pieces they have created from their studies of the “Protection and Preservation, from Ridge to Reef, of the North Shore of St. John. Coral Bay and South Shore.”
There will be a raffle at 7:15 p.m., which will include a Kimberly Boulon painting and other art works; 100 percent of ticket sales will benefit programs at St. John School of the Arts Youth. Tickets $10 each or six for $50. Purchase tickets at the gallery between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, through St. John School of the Arts (779-4322) or at the event.
First Drawing: Kimberly Boulon’s oil painting “Little Lamesure, St. John, VI – Lost in Time” (12 x 16 inches plus black frame). A favorite beach on St. John’s South shore with the historic remains of Little Lamesure Estate, including the residence, manager’s house and bay rum works. Value – $2,035.
Ticket buyer does not need to be present at the event to win. (Does not include shipping).
Second Drawing: “Love Me But Leave Me Wild; With Blue Oceans And A Green Planet.” Mother Earth. Jeweler Karen Calandra’s beautiful necklace is a sterling silver chain, swirl connector, Peruvian opal accent, double-sided enamel lagoon. Value – $90. Person must be present at the event to win (7:15 p.m. drawing).
Third Drawing: “Emergence” by Adren Anderson, artist and VINP Sea Turtle Volunteer coordinator. A precious sculpted Hawksbill sea turtle hatchling emerging from its shell. Porcelain with slip and sgraffito. Value – $80. Winner must be present at the event – (7:15 p.m. drawing).
Kimberly or Rafe Boulon: 690-3332; 690-5588; [email protected]