Opening Reception : “Animism and the Colonial Imagination” at Studio Walsh (St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands)

Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 5-8pm
Location: Studio Walsh, Peter’s Rest, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

Animism and the Colonial Imagination

Please join us for the opening reception of “Animism and the Colonial Imagination: From Senegal to St Croix” from 5-8 pm on June 15 at Studio Walsh in Peters Rest, St. Croix.

Animism: the worldview that non-human entities (animals, plants and inanimate objects or phenomena) possess a spiritual essence.

Exhibiting artists include Lauren Baccus, La Vaughn Belle, David Berg, Janet Cook-Rutnik, Edgar Endress, Christina Gasperi, Luca Gasperi, Sara Lee Hayes, John Jaffurs, Kharis Kennedy, Gerville Larsen, William Stelzer, Sigi Torinus, and Niarus Walker.

“Animism and the Colonial Imagination” will be on view through June 23rd. The exhibition was organized by Janet Cook-Rutnik, Edgar Endress, and William Stelzer and was funded in part by a grant from the Virgin Islands Council on the Arts and in conjunction with sponsorship by Gri Gri Projects and Studio Walsh.

To inquire about artworks, pricing, exhibition catalog, or for further information contact Janet Cook-Rutnik by email at  To schedule a private viewing contact Mike Walsh at 340.332.2682.