Daily Strife: An Exhibition Commemorating Virgin Islands–Puerto Rico Friendship


Daily Strife is an exhibition commemorating friendship between the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to be held October 16 through December, 2009, at the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted, St. Croix. The deadline for artists’ submissions is September 18.

The organizers’ description states: This exhibition explores individual and collective struggles encountered as one deals with the current political, social and economic situation in the Puerto Rican and Virgin Islands communities. Hope, oblivion and chaos are three emotional states that are intertwined with the daily quest for survival and inspiration as we face the same challenges of migration, hurricanes, traffic, decay, consumerism, apathy, environmental threats and economic crisis. In this exhibition VI and PR artists will present photographs, digital images and installations that address the struggle for our “daily bread” and the way we view our daily lives; some with hope and humor others with irony. Over 50 images ranging in size from 10 x 10” to 4’ x 3’ will be on exhibit for 2 months from Oct. 16 through Dec. Three artists will travel from San Juan, PR to help install the work and participate in the artists’ talk that will be held at CMCA, Saturday, October 17.

Artists wishing to submit work for consideration are asked to send the following materials to Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts at info@cmcarts.org no later than September 18, 2009: 6 to 10 images of work that references the theme, a current CV, and a statement about the art, contact information and a detailed description of the physical work— size, media, space and equipment needed to display. Please note that photographic, digital, and video work will receive preference.  Artists must be responsible for the shipping and return of their work if funds are not available through grants. Notification of selection will be made no later than September 25th. The work must be in St. Croix by October 9.

For more information, see http://www.cmcarts.org/Events/DailyStrife.html; you may also contact cmcarts@gmail.com or Janet Cook-Rutnik at 693-8069

Photo from http://www.wayfaring.info/2006/12/18/us-virgin-islands-are-the-most-popular-destination-in-the-caribbean/

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