“Color of Light “Color of Light” exhibit is on display in the Cane Roots Art Gallery, downtown Christiansted. The exhibit runs between 6:00 and 8:00 at night. The two generations of Crucian artists, El Roy Simmonds (and Niarus Walker) will be exhibiting their work displayed. Both share the same love of expression. This resulted in an “unconscious work” that culminated into an exhibition that highlights the individuality of each artist’s approach to the expressive power of shadow and light. The exhibit will be accessible to the public until May. It will be open from noon until 5 pm every Tuesday through Saturdays.
David Simmonds was born and was raised within Christiansted. He graduated with an BA in the College of the Virgin Islands which is now known as known as the University of the Virgin Islands. Then, he was as an exchange student in the ***** Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark. There he studied the relationship and history between the Danish Virgin Islands and Denmark. The results of this research are evident in his work later. He completed the Masters in Fine Art at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He honed his talents in drawing, painting as well as sculpting live models. The artist returned home and started teaching throughout many time.
Simmonds known for his achievements in a variety of areas, such as the fine arts, music education and business, retired in. The numerous international exhibits he has held which included New York, Denmark, Haiti and New York, have earned his the name “culture carrier”. In his exhibit “If Walls could talk” He analyzed the shapes, colors, and lines of Frederiksted Fort’s design. Through the collection, he was unsure of what happened. Simmonds was awed to think about the slavery events that took place within the walls.
It is impossible to know the past of the Danish Empire. But if the walls could speak, we could to gain insight. Nigel Simmonds’ artworks, like “The Colour of Light” as well as “Miss VI America,”” illustrate this. Simmonds claims”that “Miss VI America” is dressed in clothes of the past. The proud old lady is dressed in her finest hat. This is a stark contrast from Walker’s portrayal of today’s youth. The artist is, regardless of whether it’s abstract or still-life art is looking for beauty conveys a sense of the endless potential of art.
Walker said she believed that “generational memories” is the term used to describe the transmission and recording of emotions (emotions like sadness, fear or even joy) that can form the person’s personality, and later affect their family. Walker observed that children are developing a sense of identity and a sense of belonging which she then painted. Walker added that she and Simmonds rely on an old-fashioned aesthetic of light and shadow when creating art. Walker defines herself as an educator, artist as well as a visual artist.
Walker was born in Dominica in WI She emigrated to St.Croix as an adolescent. She has been a prestigious winner of an BFA from Moore College and an MS Arts Education diploma at Florida State University. For many years Walker has served as an art teacher at St.Croix’s secondary and senior high school. Her work has been shown in art galleries across all over the United States as well as internationally. Walker made a statement in celebration of her exhibition alongside El’ Roy, who is a famous artist and draughtsman.
Walker’s knowledge of the generational memory is the foundation of her creative expression. The concept of memory is what has made Walker an artist with a distinct style , and a method of creating stories, and capturing short moment. Walker’s work reveals beauty in ordinary objects and highlights the significance of self-expression as well as self-expression and. The artwork of Walker encourages the viewer not just to reflect on the emotions and experiences they have experienced as well as how they will continue to be passed down through generations.