Caribbanese Reception will Look at The Land Feb. 8

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Get ready for a night of fine art, exciting dance and tantalizing food while supporting the St. John School of the Arts on Friday, February 8, from 5 to 9 p.m.

Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery, located on the second floor of The Marketplace, is hosting an opening reception exploring the beauty of Japanese and Caribbean aesthetics, called Caribbanese.

Boulon hosted the first Caribbanese opening reception in December, 2012, which focused on The People. The February 8 show will feature The Land and a third show, planned for March, will focus on The Sea.

The February 8 show will feature Michael Banzhaf and Katha Riccciardi playing flute duets and a dance performance choreographed by Jude Woodcock.

Woodcock will join dancers Chris Meyer, Mindy Michtner and Alison Perry in the modern dance “Palms and Bonsai,” which will feature interpretations of both types of trees.

The reception will also feature appetizers by Andy Marcellin, confections by Chef Gail Anderson and wines by West Indies.

In addition to Boulon’s paintings, the dance and musical performances, the evening will also showcase work by St. Thomas-based ceramic artist Jerrilee Roberts.

Boulon and Roberts are each raffling off one piece of artwork, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the St. John School of the Arts. Boulon is raffling her beautiful oil painting “Cinnamon Bay Plantation House (ca. 1680)” for SJSA. Raffle tickets, $10 each or six for $50, are available at SJSA and Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery.