“Caribbanese: The Sea” at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery Is March 8

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Trunk Cay painting raffle prize

Kimberly Boulon Fine Art Gallery, on the second floor of The Marketplace, is hosting its third and final Caribbanese opening on Friday, March 8, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The evening will celebrate the Caribbean and Japanese fusion in art with a theme of “The Sea.” Boulon will show new work based on the theme and will raffle off the stunning painting “Trunk Cay on the Sea,” as a benefit for the St. John School of the Arts.

Raffle tickets are $10 each, or six for $50, and are available at Kimberly Boulon Fine Art as well as at SJSA. Tickets will also be available the evening of the show.

In addition to Boulon’s latest paintings, “Caribbanese: The Sea” will also feature work by guest ceramist Kaye Thomas, who also raffle a piece to benefit SJSA.

Thomas is a clay artist who has been living on St. John and working at Maho Bay Clayworks for the past several years and continues to find inspiration from her surroundings.

“As an artist and resident of St. John, I am greatly inspired by my surroundings, especially the forever jaw dropping beauty of the Caribbean Sea, the exquisite coral reefs and brilliant beauty of each sunset over the Caribbean,” said Thomas. “This captures my attention on a daily basis.

For ‘Caribbanese: The Sea,’ I have incorporated these elements, along with Japanese motifs and forms to create a body of work that expresses such beauty in the water, over the water and it’s fluidity.”

The night will also feature an original dance choreographed by SJSA instructors Kim Wild and Jude Woodcock and performed by SJSA’s younger students. The dance is expected to be performed around 6:30 p.m.

“Our interpretation of the water theme will be presented by our younger students ages 4 to 10,” said Wild. “Surfing, wading and wave action pushes our imagination, creating above and underwater scenes.”

Music will be provided by Michael Banzhaf and Katha Ricciardi. There will be hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Andy Marcellin of Starfish Market and Chef Gail Anderson will be whipping up confections for the night. West Indies will host a wine tasting.

Don’t miss out on the final Caribbanese show of the season on Friday, March 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. Raffle tickets for a clay piece by Thomas and Boulon’s painting, which is hanging in her gallery, are $10 each or six for $50. Call 779-4322 for tickets or stop by Kimberly Boulon Fine Art on the second floor of The Marketplace.