Cathy O'Gara

International Capital & Management Company hosts St. Thomas’ 12th Annual Student Hall of Hope Art Exhibition & Fun Day

Published on Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 by Cathy O'Gara

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International Capital & Management Company hosts St. Thomas' 12th Annual Student Hall of Hope Art Exhibition & Fun Day

International Capital & Management Company hosts St. Thomas’ 12th Annual Student Hall of Hope Art Exhibition & Fun Day

A host of fun times, smiling faces, coupled with a ton load of creativity will be on tap as approximately 300 of St. Thomas’ public elementary and middle school students get set to enjoy International Capital and Management Company’s 12th Annual Student Hall of Hope “Celebrate Life” Art Exhibition and Fun Day on Wednesday, May 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Reichhold Center for the Arts.

Launched in 2005, The Student Hall of Hope, initiated and presented by International Capital and Management Company (ICMC), honors the artistic talents and creativity of Virgin Island students. Each year ICMC works with St. Thomas’ public school art teachers and administration to invite public, elementary and middle school students on St. Thomas to create works of art and artistically display their personal renditions of “Celebrate Life,” in recognition of ICMC’s client, Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s annual ‘Celebrate Life’ event.

“This project truly touches the heart of all that we do at ICMC as it specifically reaches back to the heart of our main client, CTCA, with its ‘Celebrate Life’ theme, along with the support and engagement that the program offers our young participants,” says ICMC President, Cornel Williams. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to support the creative endeavors of our young people, while offering them a message of hope, healthy living and reaching for the stars.”

ICMC provides all of the art materials necessary for each representing class to create a work of art around the theme and the event culminates in a fun-day and much-celebrated art show, inclusive of awards, student performances and fun-filled activity stations for all attendees.

“This day is truly one of community engagement, team work and giving back,” says ICMC’s Director of Community Relations, Karen Nelson-Hughes. “It’s a time when all ICMC Stakeholders take time out of their busy work schedules to engage with the community and put their hands, minds and creative talents to work for the children of the Virgin Islands.”

 

Last year’s event drew over 300 students from across the Territory and over 350 are expected at this year’s engagement.

International Capital & Management Company hosts St. Thomas' 12th Annual Student Hall of Hope Art Exhibition & Fun Day

International Capital & Management Company hosts St. Thomas’ 12th Annual Student Hall of Hope Art Exhibition & Fun Day

On stage performances will include The Cancryn Junior High School Dynamic Innovations Drum line, Dancing Classroom ballroom dance performances and much much more.

In addition to showcasing the student art at the event, the student’s artwork will also be proudly displayed in the main lobby of Schneider Regional Medical Center following the event, as well as in the Reichhold Center lobby during their upcoming family series.

ICMC has a commitment to support the Virgin Islands community with this annual event, and in an effort to further support the children of the Virgin Islands to expand their creative horizons, ICMC also put in place a quarterly art supplies program five years ago that offers VI public schools a consistent avenue of support via a regular donation of art supplies to the tune of $2,000 for each school annually that is made available to elementary and middle school art teachers on St. Thomas.

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