We will be doing a series of artists talks and open forum discussions on all three islands.
Sat. July 14, 2018 from 11am-1pm @ The Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts on St. Croix (Hosted by CMCA)
Sun. July 15, 2018 from 4:30-6:30pm @ Bajo El Sol Gallery on St. John (Hosted by the Gri Gri Project)
Mon. July 16, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm @ The Legislature on St. Thomas (Hosted by the Office of Senator Myron Jackson)
Sponsored by the USVI Department of Tourism and CHANT
This is followed by a panel discussion featuring La Vaughn Belle, Jeannette Ehlers, Maya Albana, Lesley-Ann Brown and Genevieve Whitaker, moderated by Fulbright scholar Michael K. Wilson.
A particular focus is how commemorative representations can impact the public discourse surrounding Danish colonial history. What do these representations mean for people of African descent living in Denmark? What do they mean to the Virgin Islands? And how can they intervene in the historic, current and future relationship between Denmark and the Virgin Islands?
Entrance is free and everyone is welcome.
Jeannette Ehlers and La Vaughn Belle will inaugurate their much anticipated public sculpture I Am Queen Mary on March 31, 2018. The event is organized in collaboration with SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst and ActionAid Denmark. It will take place on the harbor front and everyone is welcome for the inauguration. (Note: Due to space limitations there is a private reception beginning at 2pm inside the Royal Cast Collection)
1:00 pm Henrik Holm
1:10 Helle Stenum
1:20 Genevive Whitaker
1:30 La Vaughn Belle & Jeannette Ehlers inaugurate the sculpture
1.30-2 pm Music
4 Black women, mainly Mary Thomas, better known as Queen Mary on the Virgin Islands lead Danmarks first workers union rebellion and conflict. These true heroines have been written out of Danish History. Now we aim to reinscribe them.
Everyone is welcome to:
I AM QUEEN MARY - WOMENS WALK
Prison to Unveiling
We shall meet at what was once The Women’s prison by Christianshavn Metro - Present day, Lagkagehuset. The 4 St Croix Queens were incarcerated here.
MARY THOMAS - Susanne Abrahamson -Agnes Elizabeth Salomon - Mathilde McBean
From here we will walk in unity towards the unvieling of the I Am Queen Mary monument , made by the 2 artists Jeannette Ehlers and La Vaughn Belle. It is right beside and the same size as the huge David sculpture, right in front of The Royal Cast Collection, on the water front.