DECEMBER IN ST. CROIX U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE CARIBBEAN | By Curator Norma Krieger | St. Croix native, Norma Krieger shares her passion for St .Croix & Art in her curated tour that brings this historic island to life! Great opportunity to buy Caribbean Art!
HISTORY & ART TOUR | December 1 - 7, 2016 | No Passport Required
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HISTORY & ART TOUR
ESCAPE the doldrum of the N.Y. winter to the spectacular 80-degree ambiance of the Caribbean. Join the captivating Norma Krieger | Caribbean Legacy lifestyle brand, History & Art Tour. This exciting, expertly curated guided history and visual arts travel experience to the historic and breathtaking island of St Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands captures the authentic history of the island, the old-world charm, 1700s architecture, culture, historic sites, local art and artists. Beautiful, tranquil, and romantic with its emerald green waters, it is rich in history and tradition.
Walk the cobble stone streets of sixth generation Crucian, Norma Krieger’s birthplace; the childhood island of a founding father of the U.S., Alexander Hamilton and the birthplace of Krieger’s famous ancestor, William Leidesdorff, one of the founders of San Francisco. This inspiring and relaxed in-depth tour includes an Island tour, galleries, meeting local artists, restaurants, beaches, stunning scenics, shopping and GREAT FUN IN THE SUN!
The kick-off welcome reception will be the first of many highlights of the tour as well as STUDIO VISITS to two renowned Crucian fine artists, painters, Roy Lawaetz and El’Roy Simmonds for discussions of their artist practice. Framed sepia tone photographs and books of Norma Krieger’s “Visions: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, 1700s to Present”, honoring the history of St. Croix will also be on view. This tour provides a great opportunity to buy Caribbean art!
USVI DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM WEBSITE: http://www.visitusvi.com/stcroix/homepage
Photos courtesy: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism | HISTORY & ART TOUR SUPPORT BY USVI DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
St. Croix possesses the ultimate, eternal balmy breeze. Palm trees sway in the wind on the sloping shorelines. Compelling scenic views intoxicate the senses. In an instant, you know you are in paradise. St. Croix will immediately invigorate your spirit with its magnificent abundance of natural beauty and idyllic lifestyle.
ABOUT ST. CROIX | St. Croix is a breathtaking Caribbean island, blessed with white sandy beaches, warm azure water, balmy breezes, and exquisite foliage. Before Europeans came to the Americas, St. Croix was inhabited by Amerindian societies who arrived on the island 2,000 to 4,000 years ago. Christopher Columbus arrived in 1493 hoping to take the island for Spain during an initial unsuccessful attempt that did not end well for Columbus and his crew. St Croix was of great significance to the European nations because of the island’s substantial sugar production at a time when sugar was more valuable than silver! St. Croix’s history spans the rule of six European nations.
CARAVELLE HOTEL | You will stay at the Caravelle Hotel, St. Croix, USVI - Located on the water’s edge, the Caravelle is a charming European-style Hotel centrally located in the historic harbor town of Christiansted, St. Croix with a pool, a scenic full of lovely sail boats, vivid panoramic sunsets and sunrises with the amazing island Cay on the horizon. Small Casino on premises. Photos: Courtesy Caravelle Hotel.
HISTORY & ART TOUR | CARAVELLE HOTEL | DATE: Thursday, December 1st to Wednesday, December 7, 2016 | (6) Nights
KICK-OFF! - CONVENE IN HOTEL LOBBY FOR WELCOME DINNER: 8:00 PM | Thursday, December 1, 2016
LAND PACKAGE INCLUDES:
• Hotel Stay (6) Nights
• (5) select restaurant dinners, includes gratuities (live music entertainment in some)
• (1) of the (5) dinners-Traditional West Indian Buffet include: Caribbean night floor show- with stilt Mocko Jumbies dancers, fire dancers & live music!
• Ground transportation (5) round trip days and airport round trip includes gratuities
• (1) Open-air van Island Tour of historic sites (Rum Factory $8.00 fee by credit card)
• Christiansted- historic town - walking tour (Fort $3.00 entrance fee)
• Meet local artists ( 2 Artist Studio Visits)
• BIG FUN!!
LAND PACKAGE ONLY - (Without Airfare) - $1,274.00 Per Person (Although passports are not required, government issued photo ID is required- on return there is customs, so if you have a passport it doesn’t hurt) SELF - REPORT TO ST. CROIX | TRAVEL INFO WILL BE PROVIDED
PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Breakfast, Lunch, Beverage, Alcohol, Local ferry. | ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES NOT INCLUDED BUT MAY BE OF INTEREST: Massage, Trip to Buck Island National Monument-under water sea trail; Scuba diving; Golf; Horse back riding.
PAYMENT DUE DATE: OCTOBER 1ST-BY PAY PAL
-$1,274.00 (Hotel, Ground Transportation (5) Meals) Non refundable) SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE | AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED- SELF REPORT TO ST. CROIX
ABOUT NORMA KRIEGER | Background
Norma Krieger is a respected curator, entrepreneur, educator and USVI Tourism Ambassador. Norma has an extensive and accomplished professional art career that spans two decades and has produced thousands of ground breaking visual arts platforms worldwide. Norma is a Pratt Institute graduate and has led a museum, plus founded arts initiatives and professional organizations for artists in New York City and St. Croix, USVI. As a pioneering and innovative spirit, her professional career has been spent providing visionary strategic leadership to arts groups, cultural institutions, community organizations, corporate industry and academic institutions.
Norma Krieger was born in Christiansted, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), and raised in New York City. Norma is the architect of the History & Art Tour, guided tour. She is a sixth generation Crucian, and direct descendant of William Leidesdorff, Jr. famous Crucian and one of the founders of San Francisco.
Recently, Norma published a collection of (3) books entitled “VISIONS: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, 1700s to Present”, elegant and compelling contemporary sepia tone fine art, mini-coffee table books and postcards celebrating the beauty of her beloved island honoring the history of St. Croix, with photographic art reflective of the romantic daguerreotype film aesthetic of the early 1840s. Her “VISIONS: St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, 1700s to Present,” photographs were included in the James E. Lewis Museum of Art at Morgan State University’s landmark exhibition, Ed Towles: Black Enterprise and Art. The group exhibition highlighted the dynamic relationship between the art of business and business of art. The exhibition included (15) prominent African American Artists such as luminaries, Romare Bearden, Anthony Barboza and John Pinderhughes.
She has worked for Black Enterprise Magazine, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising in New York and has designed and taught courses at Rochester Institute of Technology and Pratt Institute Graduate School. For fourteen years, Norma was a senior art buyer/print producer for Ogilvy & Mather, N.Y. (O&M) the Legendary Madison Avenue advertising, marketing and communications agency. There she produced large complex international and domestic campaigns for fortune 500 brands such as IBM and American Express.
Norma was the founding director of the Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts in Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI. She was also the founder and director of SOCA (Society of Caribbean Artists), from 2006-2012, along with founders, Roy Lawaetz, Nii Ahene La, Maude Pierre-Charles. SOCA was a visual arts organization based at Fort Frederik Museum, Frederiksted, St. Croix, USVI. SOCA demonstrated vision and excellence and recognized the vital contribution arts organizations make to the cultural life of a community.
Currently based in N.Y. with ongoing projects in St. Croix, USVI, Norma is principal of the Krieger Creative Group (KCG) representing visual artists including several Crucian artists. KCG is a perfect blend of fine art and branding. She is also curator of the Brooklyn Art Salon that hosts fine art exhibitions, forums and gatherings of art aesthetics conversations to help foster the exchange of ideas.
CONTACT (336) 287-4706 | © Norma Krieger