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BVI – USVI Friendship Day Art Displayed in Flamboyan Guestrooms

A print of the original painting by Augustin Kelvin Holder, “Jumbie Dem” gifted to the BVI Premier by the U.S. Virgin Islands Governor, hangs in guest rooms throughout Flamboyan Resort.

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February, 2021

At a recent exhibit artist Augustin Holder poses with Flamoyan Resort’s General Manager, Lori Baskin in front of one of his paintings

Above: At a recent exhibit of his work, Virgin Islands artist Augustin Holder enjoys a light moment with Flamoyan Resort’s General Manager, Lori Baskin. 

Top of the page: A print of the original painting by Augustin Kelvin Holder, “Jumbie Dem” gifted to the BVI Premier by the U.S. Virgin Islands Governor, hangs in guest rooms throughout Flamboyan Resort.

For decades, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands have enjoyed sharing “good neighbor policies.” That positive spirit has been reflected in special events including USVI – BVI Friendship Day.

On Saturday, October 19, 2019,  the annual event theme was: 46th Sapphire Celebration of Camaraderie, Community, & Culture. 

Festivities included a ceremony in which a painting by St. Thomas artist Augustin Kelvin Holder was gifted by U.S. Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. to British Virgin Islands Premier and Minister of Finance, Honorable Andrew A. Fahie.  

The artist’s professional development was shaped by taking art classes throughout his undergraduate studies at the University of the Virgin Islands, University of Alaska, and the University of Hawaii. He continued to engage in art education and theory at the Art Students League of New York and with independent studies at MOMA and The Brooklyn Museum.

Holder works at the Office of the Lt. Governor as an administrative aide. He is also a Board Member of Sevenminusseven/Alternative Art Alliance — and is a dear friend to the Flamboyan Resort team. 

In order to give hotel guests the opportunity to enjoy Holder’s talents — and share in the joys of USVI – BVI relations — prints of “Jumbie Dem” are now hanging in the resort’s guest rooms. 

Holder said, “What an honor it was to have been commissioned to create beautiful art.” 

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