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Three Moko Jumbies 13 Feet Tall Now Reside in Christiansted Town

Staff Consortium | November 14, 2022

After two years of tireless work, the unveiling of The Guardians — three 13-foot tall moko jumbies sculpted out of clay and cast in bronze —took place on Sunday at the old Armory Building on Hospital Street, across from the Savant Restaurant. They were created by artist Ward Tomlinson Elicker. The Guardians were first sculpted in oil clay over a wire framework armature. When the pieces were finished in the clay, rubber mold and plaster casting were added to them. From there, the pieces were scanned digitally and cast in bronze in a foundry and brought back to St. Croix. Mr. Elicker was in awe of his own creation during the unveiling Sunday. “It’s a wonderful feeling to have the pieces finally settled on St. Croix soil," he told the Consortium. "It’s been a long journey. This has been a two-year project, however I really began my work with…

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Elesha George | November 14, 2022

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Staff Consortium | November 08, 2022

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Staff Consortium | November 08, 2022

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UVI Unveils Dance Studio on Albert A. Sheen Campus

Staff Consortium | March 24, 2022

The University of the Virgin Islands on Wednesday hosted a grand opening celebration for its long-awaited dance studio. Featuring a sprung dance floor and equipped to enable streaming services for vi...

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