Created in 2005, International Capital & Management Company (ICMC) solely sponsors the Annual Student Hall of Hope Art Exhibition (SHOH), in recognition of Cancer Treatment Centers of America’s annual “Celebrate Life” event. Each year, ICMC invites all public Elementary and Middle Schools on St. Thomas to participate in an art exhibition and fun day, which provides students an opportunity to artistically display their personal rendition of “Celebrate Life.”
The purpose of the event is to educate youth on health awareness and to instill a sense of hope within the community. At the same time, ICMC is also dedicated to supporting the art programs that are in such need of support as oftentimes music and art programs are the first to be affected when budget cuts hit.
ICMC is pleased to provide 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.
In addition to the ceremony, the artwork is displayed each year at the Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas during the month of June, as well as at the Reichhold Center gallery for a special showing during their family series events.
The event has been successful over the past few years due to the commitment of the art teachers, parents and principals alike in collaboration with International Capital & Management Company.
In addition to ICMC’s 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 back in 2010, that offers Virgin Islands 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 public elementary and middle school art teachers on St. Thomas and St. John.