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KPRG Calendar of arts events

IT'S TIME FOR A LOOK AT SOME OF THE ARTS EVENTS CURRENTLY HAPPENING IN OUR COMMUNITY:

The ISLA Center for the Arts at the University of Guam, will host their annual fundraiser, "Ceramic Celebration", from Thursday, October 30, to Thursday, November 6. This annual event features the ceramic work of UOG Professor of Art, Lewis Rifkowitz, his students, and other ceramic artists, and all the works are for sale at reasonable prices. The proceeds from sales will be used to aid the ISLA Center's programs. ISLA is located in house number 14, Dean's Circle, at the University of Guam. ISLA's hours are 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday, and 10 AM to 2 PM on Saturday. Admission is free. The ISLA Center can be reached by calling 735-2965.

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency Gallery's November exhibit will feature the artwork of Andrea Grajek. The CAHA gallery is located on the 1st floor of the Terlaje Professional Building, 194 Herman Cortez Avenue in Hagatna. Gallery hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and admission is free. You can phone CAHA at 300-1204-8.

The Guam Museum Foundation is now presenting a Pelagic Fishing Exhibit, through October 31. The exhibit features photographic and video documentary, and also traditional fishing artifacts. The exhibit is being held at the Latte of Freedom Hall of Governors in Adelup, and is open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday. There is a small admission charge. For further information call 475-4634.

The Historic Inalahan Foundation will present the annual Estorian Taotaotano Storytelling Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 7, 8, and 9, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, at Gef Pago in the village of Inarahan. There will be songs, dances, crafts, games, traditional foods, and arts and crafts. Admission is free, and for more information call 828-1671/73.

Micronesia Mall will offer a variety of Center Court special events on Sundays during the month of November: on November 2 at 1:00 PM the Natibu dance group will perform traditional dances, on November 23 at 1:30 Nankin Tamasudare Japanese Street Performers will give a 2 hour show, and on November 30 at 1:00 PM the Amazing Steve Magic Show will entertain. Admission is free.

The GATE Theater Program will perform its production of the Broadway musical, "Grease", directed by Ray Twenter and Anne Gorby, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 13, 14 and 15, at the Southern High School Auditorium. All performances will begin at 7:30 PM and tickets may be purchased at the box office.

University Theater will present an original play written by UOG Theater Professor, Glenn Fox, titled, "Waiting for John". The show will open on Thursday, November 13 and performances will continue on Friday and Saturday November 14 and 15, and the following Thursday through Saturday, November 20, 21, and 22. Curtain time is 7:00 PM and tickets will be available at the box office.

The annual Veteran's Artist Showcase will be held from Friday to Sunday, November 14 to November 16, at the Agana Shopping Center's Center Court. All veteran artists are asked to share their talents by contacting the Guam Veteran's Center, located in Suite 201 the Reflection Center, 222 Chalan Santo Papa Street in Hagatna. You may also call 472-7161 for more information.

The Japan Club of Guam will host its annual Japanese Akimatsuri Autum Festival, on Saturday, November 22 at the Ypao Beach Park in Tumon Bay. Traditional Japanese arts, crafts, dancing, and food will be featured. Festivities begin around 9:00 AM and go until dark. Admission is free.

The 18th Annual Larry Franquez Drum Clinic will be held Sunday, November 23 from 2:00-5:00 PM at the Southern High School Auditorium. The clinic will share valuable tips for playing the drum set for musicians of all ages and experience. Admission is free.

Harvest Christian Academy will present its Fall Choral Concert, on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00 PM in the Harvest Auditorium on the school's campus in Canada, Barrigada. Admission is free and you may call 477-6341 for more information.

The Guam Chamber of Commerce will hold its, "2nd Annual Song Festival - A Celebration of Song", on Saturday, November 29 at the Agana Shopping Center from 10 AM to 6 PM. The competition is open to all public and private schools on Guam. For information and registration contact the Guam Chamber of Commerce at 472-6311 or visit www.GuamChamber.com.gu

"Storyboard: A Journal of Pacific Imagery" is accepting creative writing and visual art for its 15th issue. The deadline to submit is December 1st. For more information visit www.storyboardjournal.org

University Music will present the Fall Student Recital on Wednesday, December 3 at 7:00 PM in the University of Guam Fine Arts Theatre. Vocal and instrumental soloists will be featured. Admission is free.

KPRG is calling all artists to donate original work for the 11th Annual Postcard Art Silent Auction which will be held on Sunday, December 14 at the Mermaid Tavern in Agana. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 5. For more information cal KPRG at 734-8930 or email marketing.kprg@gmail.com.

The Guam Symphony Society presents its annual Holiday Seaside Concert on Sunday, December 7 beginning at 3:00 PM. A variety of community groups and the Guam Symphony and Chorale will perform traditional and contemporary music of the holiday season. There will also be a picnic basket competition, a raffle, and Santa Claus will make a visit riding on his one-carabao cart. Visit www.guamsymphony.com for more information. Admission is free, but bring your own blanket or outdoor lawn chair.

Harvest Baptist Church and Harvest Christian Academy will present their annual Festival of Lights on Sunday, December 7 at 6:00 PM. The Festival features Harvest bands and choirs performing holiday seasonal music. The Festival of Lights will be held on the Harvest campus in Canada, Barrigada. Admission is free and for more information call 477-6341.

General Announcement

The Guam Symphony Orchestra is a volunteer orchestra, open to all Guam residents. The Symphony rehearses at 7:00 PM on Monday evenings. Rehearsals are held at the University of Guam Fine Arts Building Music Department. Instrumentalists are invited to join by visiting the website at: www.guamsymphony.com, or simply attend a rehearsal.

The Guam Territorial Band is sponsoring the Guam Percussion Scholarship Fund which is open to drummers and percussionists under 24 years of age. The Scholarship is designed to help support private lessons, special projects, or full-time enrollment at an accredited music institution. For more information contact the Guam Territorial Band at gtband@gmail.com.

Cantate, a community chorale, invites people who enjoy singing to join them and attend rehearsals every Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at St. John's Church Parish Hall in upper Tumon. For more information call Karl at 687-7275.

Gef Pago Chamorro Cultural Village in Inarajan offers an interactive experience in Chamorro cooking and crafts. Gef Pago is open Monday through Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Sunday 8:30AM to noon. There is a small admission fee. More information can be had by calling 828-1671.

The ISLA Center for the Arts is looking for interested persons to volunteer one or more hours a week to help with its programs. You can be trained to guide tours of ISLA's exhibits, prepare artwork for display, or help in running fundraisers such as the annual Art-A-Thon. The ISLA Center is located at house No.15, Dean's Circle on the campus of the University of Guam. ISLA's hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, and from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday. Call ISLA at 735-2965 if you are interested in promoting ISLA's art programs on Guam.

The Guam Visitor's Bureau invites local arts organizations to inform GVB of upcoming events in order to feature those events on its website's calendar. The website is viewed by tourists and local residents, and is another way to inform the public of the diverse kinds of activities available on Guam. Call the GVB's Public Information Officer, Margaret Imaizumi at 646-5278/9.

Sagan Kotturan Chamoru is open to the public and currently offers galleries, a museum, and a gift shop. The center will soon provide Chamorro educational and cultural programs and is adjacent to the Hilton Guam Resort and Spa. Visiting hours are 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Saturday.

The Sunday Inarajan Public Market sells arts, crafts, local produce, and gives tours of the Flores Old Store and History Center from 7:00 to 11:00 AM. Call 828-8040 for more information.

The Inarajan Garden House offers cultural activities, Chamorro language and dance classes. Contact Vince Reyes at 688-8174 for more information.

Jeff's Pirates Cove in Ipan, Talofofo has a seaside museum featuring ancient Chamorro artifacts found in the Togcha coastline area. The museum is opened daily during Jeff's operating hours.

AND THAT'S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE ARTS EVENTS CURRENTLY HAPPENING ON GUAM. IF YOU OR YOUR NON-PROFIT GROUP HAVE AN ART EVENT YOU WOULD LIKE PROMOTED, WE CAN ANNOUNCE IT FOR YOU ON OUR NEXT CALENDAR OF THE ARTS. YOU CAN FAX INFORMATION ABOUT ART EVENTS TO US HERE AT KPRG. OUR FAX NUMBER IS 734-2958.

 

 

 

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