Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery presents “Turtles and Friends – Charismatic Marine Mega Fauna of St. John” from 5-7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 6, at Marketplace, 2nd floor, Cruz Bay, St. John. Join Boulon Fine Art Gallery visual artists for this free evening of entertainment, engagement and enlightenment. There will be appetizers by Queen of Tarts, wine and music by Eddie Bruce at the reception.
Art Raffle Prizes
In collaboration with St. John School of the Arts (SJSA), performers will interpret the protection and preservation of our turtles and friends’ environment for posterity, which will include Starry Walker’s play “Love Potion for the Ocean.”
Gifft Hill School students are learning about turtle life cycles as they assist Adren Anderson, V.I. National Park coordinator of sea turtles, and Laura Dunlap, Gifft Hill School teacher, in excavating a Hawksbill sea turtle nest after it has hatched. Students have created art pieces from their studies that will be on display.
At 7:15 p.m., a Kimberly Boulon painting and other works of art will be raffled off with 100 percent of sales going to benefit the St. John School of the Arts’ youth programs. Raffle tickets cost $10 each or six for $50.
Purchase tickets at the gallery between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays or through St. John School of the Arts (779-4322) or at the event.
First Drawing: Kimberly Boulon’s oil painting “St. John, Virgin Islands National Park – A Safe Haven” (16 x 12 inches plus black frame). Laughing gulls gather, eat, court, nest and bear their young in and around these protective waters. Value: $2035. The person does not need to be present at the event to win. (does not include shipping)
Second Drawing: Dave Carlson’s Seagrape wood and epoxy turned vessel with lid (6 x 6 x 6 ¾-inches high). Following the recent devastating hurricanes, Dave, of Dave Carlson Construction on St. John, took the beautiful fallen Seagrape tree bases in Maho Bay and repurposed them to the swirling of the sea colors in his unique and exquisite vessels. Value: $800. The person must be present at the event to win the 7:15 p.m. drawing.
Third Drawing: “Hawksbill Cruising” by Dr. Caroline Rogers, USGS Marine Ecologist. Photograph on aluminum (11 x 14 inches). Virgin Islands National Park coral reefs and beaches provide protected feeding and nesting habitat for this critically endangered species. Value: $175. The person must be present at the event to win the 7:15 p.m. drawing.