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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's is now exhibiting, "Creative Hands: Selected Works by Pacific Artists", and features the most interesting art works by local artists, selected by an off-island juror. ISLA 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 December show will feature the artwork of Tania Kaechele in a show titled, "The Power of the Spondylus". 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.

The Agana Shopping Center is presenting its, "Christmas in Hagatna", display now through Monday, January 2. The large display features miniatures and animated elements. Admission is free.

Harvest Christian Academy orchestra will give a special concert on Friday, December 9 at 7:00 PM. The performance will be given in the Harvest Auditorium on the school's campus in Canada, Barrigada. Admission is free.

University Music will present its Holiday Concert on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 at 7:00 PM. The concerts will feature the University Singers and the UOG Jazz Ensemble. The performances will be held in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre and tickets will be available at the door.

Batik artist Judy Flores will offer a batik workshop on Saturday, December 10. Registration can be done on-line at www.guambatikgallery.com or you may call 477-7893.

The Guam Symphony Society will present its annual, "Seaside Concert", on Sunday, December 11 at 3:00 PM. The concert will be held at the Ypao Beach Park bandshell and features the Guam Symphony Orchestra, the Chorale, and select community musical ensembles. Santa will also arrive via Carabao drawn sleigh, and the annual picnic basket competition will also be held. Admission is free to this family-friendly event.

University Music presents vocalist Kalani Sisson in her Senior Recital on Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00 PM. The performance will be held in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre and admission is free.

DanzJazz, directed by C'zer Medina, will present a dance concert titled, "Christmas Delights" on Saturday, December 17 at 3:00 PM and again at 7:00 PM. Performances will be held in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre and tickets will be available at the door.

The Stargazers Dance Troupe Christmas Dance Concert titled, "A Season of Love and Dance", will be held Sunday, December 18 at 2:00 PM and again at 6:30 PM. The performances will be held in the University of Guam Fine Arts Theatre and tickets will be available at the door.

The Guam Territorial Band will present a special holiday concert on Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00 PM. The performance will be held in the Agana Cathedral and admission is free.

The Guam Symphony Society will be holding the annual, "Young Artists Competition", on January 25 and 26 at 7:00 PM in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre. Admission is free.

The Guam Symphony Society will present its Chamber Music Series #2 on January 27 at 7:30 PM The performance will feature the music of Schumann and Mozart and will be held in the University of Guam Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Guam Museum is now open and currently exhibiting, "The History of the Guam Museum During the Past 90 Years". The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

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 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 istitution. 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. 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 Officenr, 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.

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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