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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 opens its show, "The 18th Annual Art-a-Thon Exhibition" Thursday, February 11. The exhibit will run through March 18. 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 United States National Park Service at the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center is offering a program "Art in the Park" during the month of February. The program will be led by artist Victor Perez who will encourage visitors to illustrate artistic ideas of the War in the Pacific on wooden tiles in a variety of mediums. The tiles will be combined into a single piece. Admission is free and more information is available by calling 333-4050

Harvest Christian Academy will hold its, "Faculty Recital" on Friday, February 12 at 7:00 PM. The recital will be held in the Harvest Auditorium on the Harvest Academy campus in Canada, Barrigada. Admission is free. For more information call 477-6341

Gef Pago in Inarajan presents their annual, "Fiestan Dinana Minagof Chamorro Dance Festival", on Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14 at the Gef Pago site. Admission is free, and for more information call 828-1671

The Guam Symphony Society presents the, "Young Artists Awards Concert", on Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 PM. The concert features talented competition winners and will be held in the Lotte Hotel ballroom. Tickets will be available at the door

Harvest Christian Academy will hold its, "Middle School Band Friendship Festival", on Friday, February 26 at 6:00 PM. The band festival will be held on the Academy's Canada, Barrigada campus. You can call 477-6341 for more information.

The Guam Humanities Council is now announcing the opening of the Community Grant Cycle for 2016 and funded projects may take many forms. A free grant writing workshop will be offered on Saturday, February 27 at the Council office in Agana. The workshop is a requirement for first time applicants and registration is limited. For more information call Monaeka at 472-4461

The Guam Symphony Orchestra will perform Dvorack's "New World Symphony" and other selections on Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28 at the Lotte Hotel on Tumon Bay. The concert's guest conductor is Jooyoung Kwon from Korea. Tickets will be available in the community and at the door.

The Tumon Bay Music Festival will be held March 3-12 at the Plaza Hotel in Tumon behind the JP Superstore. The 10 day festival will feature soloists, bands, choirs and orchestras. Information and the schedule of performances can be had by visiting www.guamband.weebly.com.

University Theatre presents its Spring production, "Seasons of Love: A Musical Showcase", on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 3-5 and March 10-12 at 7:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Japan Club of Guam will hold its, "17th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair", on Saturday, March 12 at the Hotel Nikko. There will be many arts displays, dance demonstrations and traditional Japanese arts. Admission is free and more information can be had by calling 646-8066

Nissan Infinity presents the, "12th Annual Women's Arts Exhibit", Friday, March 18 through Friday, March 25. Admission is free, and the exhibit is open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Saturday in the Nissan Infinity showroom in upper Tumon.

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.

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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