SOCIETY OF CARIBBEAN ARTISTS (SOCA) RELEASES BOOK!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Effective: August 22, 2016 | Contact: Norma Krieger: (336) 287-4706 | email@example.com
LINK TO VIEW HARD COPY BOOK--CLICK ON LINK, THEN CLICK ON PREVIEW: http://www.blurb.com/b/7280583-a-r-t-i-f-a-c-t-the-soca-years
ST. CROIX, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS – Norma Krieger, founder and director of The Society of Caribbean Artists (SOCA) is pleased to announce the release of their SOCIETY OF CARIBBEAN ARTISTS (SOCA) COMMEMORATIVE E-BOOK and it is FREE! Entitled, “ARTIFACT The SOCA Years,” this 38 page photographic book is self-published, self-funded, and not-for-profit and is a gift to the artists who contributed to the SOCA vision.
The book was in development for some time and was a labor of love. Even though the SOCA founders concluded their endeavors in 2012, the SOCA spirit is still alive and they had many great memories to share. The SOCA period, ignited the St. Croix artist community, breathing new life into what previously existed. The SOCA mission was to foster and promote the artistic expressions of the Caribbean visual artist and Caribbean aesthetics. Today, the artist practice of the artists who participated in the SOCA vision continues on, each individually contributing new and dynamic offerings of exciting artworks to society worldwide.
Inspired by their mission and proud of the work they produced during the SOCA years, SOCA founders, Norma Krieger, Roy Lawaetz, Nii Ahene La, and Maude-Pierre Charles, wanted to thank everyone. Therefore, the book is dedicated to the St. Croix, & U.S.V.I. artists, supporters and sponsors that participated and contributed to the SOCA vision and whose generous support made it possible. SOCA believes the world class St. Croix artist is one of the island's greatest natural resources.
ABOUT THE BOOK: "ARTIFACT, The Soca Years" documents the spirit and accomplishments of the artists and supporters to whom this book is dedicated. Gracing the front and back covers is the artwork of distinguished artists, Roy Lawaetz and Mike Walsh, and within "ARTIFACT" the artwork of many notable and well-known artists are showcased. The book is a collector’s item and highlights SOCA’s art exhibitions, artists, community-engaged activities, workshops and speakers. The book is a 38-page book, 9 ¾ x 8 ½ landscape size.
ABOUT SOCA: SOCA, was a St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands visual arts organization, which operated from 2006-2012. SOCA was based at Fort Frederik Museum, Frederiksted, St. Croix USVI. SOCA was founded in 2006 by Norma Krieger, Maud Pierre-Charles, Roy Lawaetz and Nii Ahene-La, well known professional artists who formed a core team spearheading the effort to build a successful visual arts organization in the USVI. SOCA demonstrated vision and excellence and recognized the vital contribution arts organizations make to the cultural life of the community. SOCA produced numerous exhibitions, art related activities and two Arts Fests, which included Art Exhibitions; Art Workshops; Film Screenings; Dance and Drumming; Live music; St. Croix Bookmobile; Culture; Fun and Music.
TO GET A FREE E-BOOK: For those with tablets and e-book readers, please email Norma Krieger at firstname.lastname@example.org for the link to a downloadable version for those platforms.
FOR A HARD COPY: For those who would prefer a hard copy, use this link http://www.blurb.com/b/7280583-a-r-t-i-f-a-c-t-the-soca-years then click on PREVIEW to view the book and purchase it at the cost of printing -- no profit is made. “Blurb” is a self-publishing platform that I used which enables its authors to print as little as one copy or large quantities. The 38-page book, is a limited edition, custom made book with premium glossy paper.
ROY LAWAETZ, SOCA Founder, Artist: "Norma Krieger’s initiative to complete the SOCA (Society of Caribbean Artists) book is a significant achievement. SOCA artists continue to pursue their individual paths while the historical group connection continues to exist as this new publication highlights additional interest. Her continual and energetic contribution to Caribbean art is by now a cherished factoid for many who have received her organizational support and visionary organizational accomplishments. Artists invariably arrive at an analytical juncture in their careers where they acknowledge those supportive persons who have helped them along their artistic journey. I count Norma Krieger as one of those who, with a spirited mobility, has helped myself and others in her programs and venues. This recent publication certainly attests to this. As time withdraws more and more from its earlier 21st Century beginnings, Norma Krieger’s initiatives she started on St. Croix will become additional recorded testimonies to the validity of many Caribbean artists, wherever they may go, wherever they may exhibit their works. But above all, her unselfish promotional style, stands out as a distinctive legacy to be remembered and acknowledged"
NII AHENE-LA, SOCA Founder, Artist: "Like water, SOCA was a creative thirst quencher that came at the right moment in the history of St. Croix, USVI that served as the cultural platform to channel the creative expressions of professional artists in film, dance, and the plastic arts" to a thirsty art public, not only in the Virgin Islands but also the Caribbean at large."
MAUD PIERRE-CHARLES, SOCA Founder, Artist: “I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation for all the time and labor you have devoted to this publication and for your inspiring vision for the Virgin Islands and the arts in general”
CATHERINE GIRAUD, SOCA Artist: “This is such an incredible effort, truly fueled by your love for the Arts! Thank you so very much”.