HISTORIC 1810 PROPERTY - RE-DESIGNED, RESTORED, + opened 2020
HISTORIC 1810 RUM WAREHOUSE =
POP-UP ON VIEW NOV 13 - 24 / PANEL DISCUSSION 11/17
Join 81C in historic Charlotte Amalie on Friday, Oct. 6th for the launch of From Here. This full scale exhibition in the 81C main gallery, sponsored in part by CFVI and the NEA, will run 'til December. From Here is a powerful, intimate, and beautiful exhibition by St. Croix photographer Sycroix (Sharimar Cruz).
From Here unveils the soulful artistry of Virgin Islands photographer Sycroix (Sharimar Cruz). This collection is a profound exploration of home, identity, and the transient nature of time. Merging the candid spirit of street photography with intimate portraiture, Sycroix captures moments that are both fleeting and eternal. Each image, steeped in the rich hues of vintage film and the vibrant tapestry of culture, tells a story of belonging, resilience, and the beauty of the everyday. As viewers immerse themselves in the work, they are invited on a journey of reflection, remembrance, and realization. This exhibition is a celebration of life's intricacies, a testament to the power of home, and an homage to perfect discoveries when time and place collide.
- The Curators, 81C
“In every frame, I seek the heartbeat of home, the pulse of the present, and the whispers of a journey. From Here is more than a collection; it's a testament to the belief that we are all precisely where we need to be. Drawing inspiration from the healing embrace of St. Croix, my work serves as a visual poem, a mirror reflecting the essence of existence, normalcy, love, and peace.”
- Sycroix (Sharimar Cruz) (Artist statement excerpt)
The 81C Coffee + Wine Bar features an artisan menu, pop-up art exhibits, international beats, and a relaxing, welcoming atmosphere. Hidden from the street entrance, our outdoor garden leads guests from the Coffee + Wine bar to 81C's professionally curated main gallery, where full scale art exhibitions by local and international artists rotate every 8 weeks. Guests will find an urban refuge within historic Charlotte Amalie that celebrates culture, creativity, and unexpected encounters. Slow-bar styled coffees, craft spirits and bites, and an engaging social environment provide an ideal setting to unwind solo, meet for a project discussion, or rendezvous with someone special.