St Croix - Art Thursday Adventure - February 2022
This month I was able to attend the monthly art walk in Christianstead, St. Croix. On the third Thursday of each month local artists open their galleries and studios from 5 to 8 pm to share their talent and creative designs.
My favorites were Jan Mitchell, an artist who works in fused glass. Barbara Gelardi who paints brightly colored sea creatures and is known for her murals of St. Croix. And Isabelle Picard whose gallery The Mermaid's Purse was filled with quirky and lighthearted original inventions that made me smile.
The Jumbies were out too. A moko jumbie is a stilts walker or dancer. "Moko" means healer in Central Africa and "jumbi", a West Indian term for a ghost or spirit.