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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 presents the biennial, "Creative Hands", now through January 30. "Creative Hands" features the best work of regional artists that has been selected by an off-island jury. ISLA is located in house number 15, Dean's Circle, on the campus of 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 December exhibit will feature the art work of Soung Il Jeagal and Jay Hwang. 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.

University of Guam students from two different art classes are currently exhibiting more than 60 pieces of art at Guma Tasa in Mangilao behind KFC. The exhibit will run until December 19 and is open from 7:00 am to 10:00 PM. Admission is free.

The Chamorro Village in Agana will feature artists and crafters who will give demonstrations and sell products on Friday, December 19 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Admission is free.

The Guam Children's Ballet Company and La Danse Studio directed by Dennis Malilay will present, "A Visit from St. Nicholas-T'was The Night Before Christmas", on Saturday, December 20 at 12 noon in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre. Those 16 years and under will have free admission, and adult tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information call 483-9967.

DanzJazz Studio, directed by C'zer Medina will present its Christmas Dance Concert on Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 PM and again at 7:30 PM in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets will be available at the door. You can call 632-FAME for more information.

The Guam Territorial Band has scheduled public seasonal concerts: The band will perform at Santa Teresita Church in Mangilao on Thursday, December 18 at 7:30 PM, on Saturday, December 20 at 6:00 PM the band will perform at the Pacific Islands Club, and on Sunday, December 21 at 6:30 PM they will perform at the Pacific Star Hotel in Tumon. Their final concert will be Tuesday, December 23 at 5:30 PM and again at 6:30 PM on the beach of the Fiesta Resort, Tumon. Admission is free to all concerts. For more information visit www.guamband.weebly.com

Cantate Community Choir will perform, "Lessons and Carols", at St. John's Church in Upper Tumon on Sunday, December 21 at 6:00 PM. Admission is free.

The Guam Symphony Society presents the annual, "Young Artists' Competition", on January 28 and 29 at 7:00 PM in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre. The public is invited to hear the many talented solo instrumentalists and admission is free. Those musicians wishing to participate in the competition should visit www.guamsymphony.com for registration information. The deadline for registration is Friday, January 9, 2015.

University Theatre will hold auditions for, "The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler on Friday and Saturday, January 9 and 10. The auditions will be held from 7 to 9 PM in the UOG Theatre.

The Office of the Mayor, Tamuning-Tumon and Harmon, will be holding the,"3rd Annual Latte Peace Festival", on Saturday and Sunday, January 17 and 18, 2015. The Office of the Mayor is encouraging artists, crafters, and performers to register now in order to participate. For registration and more information call 646-8646 or 646-5211.

The Marianas Yacht Club will hold their annual, "Blues by the Bay", on Sunday, January 25 from 4 to 7 PM at the yacht club's Sasa Bay site in Piti. Tickets will be available at the door.

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

The Guam All-Island Honor band under the direction of Joanne Sosa and Andrew Dongon is open to all middle and high school band students on island. For more information, email guamhonorband@gmail.com or call 988-7347.

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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