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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 is now showing the artwork of University of Guam art students, featuring the work of 7 graduating seniors. The exhibit will be on display through Friday, June 23. The ISLA Center is located at 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 Saturdays. Admission to ISLA is always free, and to arrange for a group or school tour, call the ISLA Center at 735-2965.

CAHA's May show is featuring the mixed media and stained glass art of Gary Gurwell. The June show will exhibit an installation by Victor Perez. The CAHA art 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.

Stargazers will celebrate their 25th anniversary dance concert on Sunday, May 28 at 6:30 PM. The dance concert will be held at the Saint Anthony Catholic School gymnasium and tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information call Mark at 967-2238.

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities (CAHA) announces the opening of its FY 2018 National Endowment for the Arts Grant Cycle. Applications and guidelines are available at the CAHA office or may be downloaded at www.guamcaha.org All interested applicants must attend a mandatory workshop on Saturday, June 3 at 9:00 AM, in the CAHA offices at 194 Herman Cortez Avenue, in Hagatna. The deadline for the submission of applications is Friday, July 14. For more information call CAHA at 300-1204-8 or via email at info@caha.guam.gov.

Looking ahead to the summer months, there will be more arts events to enjoy:

  • June 2-3 Guam Live International Music Festival at Ypao Park
  • June 10-11 Fusion Dance Center 13th Annual Concert, June 10th at 7PM, June 11 at 2PM and7 PM at Sandcastle. Info 646-3876 or www.fusiondancecenterguam.com
  • July Liberation Concerts by the Guam Territorial Band, free admission
  • July CAHA art exhibit by Julia Cox, free admission
  • August CAHA art exhibit by Moe and Mae Cotton, free admission
  • August 26 Gumagori Junior Brass Band from Japan with the Guam Territorial Band at Micronesia Mall, free admission
  • September CAHA art exhibit by Alexa Lim, free admission
  • September 14, 10th Annual Guam Art Exhibit (GAX) opening at the Plaza, free admission
  • September 16-23, POW!WOW! public mural program hosted by GAX, for more info, see guamartexhibit@gmail.com
  • September production of “Les Miserables”
  • September 26-30 Guam International Film Festival at the Agana Stadium Theatres

General Announcement

The Guam Museum is now open Tuesdays through Sundays, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information about the museum and its exhibits, visit www.guammuseum.org.

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 Symphony Chorale invites community members who love to sing to join this long-established choral group. For more information, contact Colleen at 735-2740 or email colleen.ann.jennings@gmail.com

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.

The Houamla Collection of African Art is now open for public viewing in Yigo. Volunteer tour guides are needed. Admission is free and more information can be had by calling Dr. Diambra Odi at 653-1466 or 468-5613.

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.

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.

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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