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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, "Tears of the Mask", an exhibit of objects from Africa's sub-Saharan cultures, which are part of the private collections of Dr. Odi, Dr. and Mrs. Guile, and Mrs. Maratita. The objects on display include tribal masks, garments and some musical instruments. The exhibit will be on display until October 9. 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. To arrange for a group or school tour, call the ISLA Center at 735-2965.

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency Gallery's September's show will feature the work of Marvic Cagurangan, Marcial Pontillas, and Arnold Fegueroa in an exhibit titled, "Recycled Art". The show will on display until September 30. 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 Theater will begin the academic season with its production of, "Rashomon", based on a story by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and adapted for the theater by Fay and Michael Kanin. The play will open on Thursday, September 24 and also be performed on Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, and the following Thursday through Saturday, October 1, 2 and 3. Curtain time is 7:00 PM and tickets may be purchased at the box office.

The Fifth Annual Guam International Film Festival will be held from Saturday, September 26th through Wednesday, September 30th at the Agana Shopping Center Stadium Theaters. 60 films from over 200 submissions from 33 countries were selected for screening. These include: feature films, documentaries, animated films, and films made in the Marianas. See the GIFF website for times and titles of film showings: guamfilmfestival.org.

University Music will presents its Fall Concert on Friday and Saturday, October 9 and 10 at 8:00 PM in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets will be available at the box office.

Cantate Community Chorus will present a dinner concert of Beatles music on Saturday, October 10 at 7:00 PM. The dinner concert will take place at the Leo Palace Resort, and tickets are available in advance by visiting www.Cantateguam.com.

The Guam Symphony Society will present its season opening concert titled, "Kanton I TaoTao Tano",on Saturday, October 17 at 6:00 PM and Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 PM. Performances will be held at the Lotte Hotel in Tumon Bay. Tickets will be available in the community and at the door. For more information, visit www.guamsymphony.com.

The GATE Theatre program presents Agatha Christie's murder mystery, "And Then There Were None", directed by Ray Twenter and Anne Gorby, on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 22, 23, 24. Performances will be held in the Southern High School auditorium in Agat, and doors will open at 6:30 PM for the 7:00 PM curtains. Tickets will be available at the box office.

The 7th Annual Luna Festival will be held on Sunday, October 25 at Jeff's Pirate's Cove in Ipan. The festival will be held from noon to 8:00 PM and admission is free. For more information contact Michelle Pier at 777-1284 or visit www.creative indeed.net.

The Festival of the Pacific Arts Theatre Committee is seeking submissions for the 2016 Festival of the Pacific Arts. Original One-Act, and Full-Length plays will be considered. The final submission date is November 15. For more information email festpactheatrefestival@yahoo.com.

The Guam Chamber of Commerce is soliciting entrants for its third annual song festival, "At the Movies, A Celebration of Song", which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, November 28 at the Agana Shopping Center. Registration is free and open to children and teens from all of Guam's public and private schools. Contact the Guam Chamber of Commerce for contest rules and guidelines: call 472-6311/8001, or e-mail info@guamchamber.com.gu.

KPRG is now soliciting works from artists and art collectors for the 12th Annual Postcard Art Silent Auction, which, this year, will be held at the Guam Tasa Coffee Shop in Mangilao on Sunday, December 6. Artists may receive a percentage of the auction price or choose to donate it all to help KPRG keep up the excellent programing. Submission forms are available from KPRG's studios at Dean's Circle on the UOG campus in Mangilao, or they can be downloaded from KPRG's website. Call KPRG at 734-8930 for more information.

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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