Fundraising for the St. Thomas Historical Trust for Fort Christian

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ 1-16940-1B

Dr. Kean and Shansi Miller

Dr. Kean, who is in two of the exhibited painting and Shaunsi Miller, the artist at the exhibit.


A fundraiser for the completion of Fort Christian by the  St. Thomas Historical Trust was launched on Sunday at Yacht Haven Grande. It will run through the first of February.

On exhibit is a collection of more than forty original painting by Shansi Miller. The series is entitled the "Lady in Red Visits"  and portrays a woman, dressed in a red skirt, visiting well known sites in St.Thomas as she interacts with other people known in the community. Although the paintings are small in dimension, the detail is incredible, with an amazing use of light and color. As you enter the exhibit, you are offered a brochure and a magnifying glass.

The admission is free.  Three series of prints are being raffled, items for sale include a Historical Trust calendars, tee shirts, note pads featuring six of the paintings and numbered series of prints of the paintings.  Pricing starts at $10 so there is something for everyone. You can join the Historical Trust for only $25 for an individual membership and stay involved in the preservation of the rich history of the islands.

You will want to visit this exhibit and see who you recognize in the paintings. The lady in Red, made an appearance in her now famous red skirt, white blouse and scarf. Several other people shown in the paintings were also present.


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Comments (6)

Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Tanya, I am sure the fundraiser was a success.  Any time I put in localism, my prints and paintings sell quickly.

Jan 27, 2014 01:55 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Sounds like a nice event....I love that they provide magnifying glasses!

Jan 27, 2014 04:42 AM
Tanya Van Blake-Coleman
Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ - St Thomas, VI
Improving the Quality of Your Life

Hi Larry and Sharon,  Thanks for stopping by.


Larry I used to put in localisms but I don't see the option anymore. I am loosing my touch.

Sharon, I was surprised by the magnifying glasses but they were useful.

Jan 27, 2014 08:06 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Tanya, this is a worthwhile cause and I hope they had good participation for a successful fundraiser!

Jan 29, 2014 09:42 AM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great local post.  I love that you relayed the paintings and the "Lady in Red" visited.  Great cause!

Feb 11, 2014 04:27 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I love it I wish I was close enough to go! You are so lucky to live where you do! I will have to visit your blog more often!

Feb 11, 2014 07:53 AM