AgFest poster creates a typical market scene
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AgFest poster creates a typical market scene

Creator of the 2019 Agriculture and Food Fair poster, Christa-Ann Davis Molloy, displays the poster at her St. Croix studio on Company Street, Christiansted. ST. CROIX — When Christa-Ann Davis Molloy was thinking of the things that would entice people to attend the Agriculture and Food Fair, she automatically thought of fresh local produce, cultural wear and a traditional market scene. Those are the things that she used for inspiration as she created this year’s official Agricultural Fair poster. The fair opens with a ceremony at 10 a.m. Feb. 16 and continues through Feb. 18 with admission from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Molloy was chosen to design the poster to advertise the 48th annual Agriculture Fair with the theme “V.I. Agriculture: Still Growing in 2019.” Molloy created a watercolor painting with a market lady as the focal point. The woman is dressed in a traditional madras skirt with matching head wrap. The poster comes to life with bright colors as the woman appears to be walking away from a day at the market carrying a large woven straw basket filled with produce. In the background, a few farm animals — one of St. Croix’s Senepol cattle, a […]

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