St. Croix Educational Complex High School art and drama students are set to release the fourth annual Virgin Islands Cultural Contributors Calendar before the end of January.
The annual project celebrates Virgin Islanders or long-term residents who have contributed to the cultural fabric of the islands through the arts.
For 2019, the students created the third annual Virgin Islands Cultural Contributors Calendar as a fundraiser, with calendar sales enabling them to travel to New York City last May for an educational tour. The calendar cover featured renowned St. Croix musicians, Stanley and the Ten Sleepless Knights. Students began working on this year’s calendar in October.
While in New York City — a first for many of the students — the group visited a host of attractions, educational institutions, and cultural sites, including the Leadership Program, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn College, the Empire State Building, Google Inc. corporate offices in Manhattan, Times Square, Brooklyn Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, and the New York skyline. They also took in the stage play, “P. O. E. T. I. C.” by the Possibility Project that featured high school actors.
“Your continued support of the Virgin Islands Cultural Contributors Calendar Project provides funding for so many fantastic art experiences,” said art department chairperson Danica David. “Thank you for continuing to fund the arts.”