Feb. 21, 2003 – Kareso Gallery in Cruz Bay, St. John, is hosting an open house on Sunday evening to introduce new works by owner Karen Samuel and by Hilda Joyce.
Samuel will be showing paintings, quilting and clothing. Joyce will be introducing two new storybooks that she has created to accompany her charcoal and graphite portraits.
Samuel, a native East End St. Johnian, has won numerous awards for her oil paintings. She has taught traditional quilting at the St. John School of the Arts. Her gallery represents, in addition to her own work, that of her brother, accomplished wood turner Avelino Samuel; Joyce; and other local artists.
Joyce, a native St. Thomian and member of the University of the Virgin Islands faculty for more than three decades, is a self-taught artist who is known for her drawings of faces, especially of people of color. She also publishes little books of short stories that she writes about some of the people pictured in her drawings.
At Sunday's open house, she will be introducing two new little books. They sell for $6.95.
To see examples of her work, including images of characters in "Everybody Has a Story in Him," a story she wrote that is set on St. John at the time of the slave rebellion of 1733, visit the Web site of Absolute Arts, which represents her work.
The open house is from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, located across from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Cruz Bay. Refreshments will be served.
To learn more, call the gallery at 714-5511.
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