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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 Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency Gallery is now showing, "Desert Islanders", an exhibition of photographs by Ben Bohane and Sgt. Edward Siguenza, that highlights the role of Pacific Islander soldiers and contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. The show will be on display until Thursday, July 3. July and August exhibits will present art work by Mark Murer and Arthur Manglona. The CAHA gallery is located on the 1st floor of the Terlaje Professional Building, 194 Herman Cortez Avenue in Agana. Gallery hours are 8AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday and admission is free. You can phone CAHA at 300-1204-8.

The, "So Fresh Summer Youth Music Series", will feature young musicians from 11:30AM to 1:30 PM every Tuesday now through August 20 at Pika's Café in Upper Tumon.

The University of Guam Summer Theatre Camp for children ages 10-14 is being held now through July 18 from 1:00 to 5:00PM weekdays. The Theater Camp will offer a production of Hans Christian Andersen's, "The Little Mermaid" on July 17 and 18 at 7:00 PM. For more information you can call 735-2700 or 735-2850.

The Guam Liberation Historical Society is seeking entertainers to perform during the Liberation Carnival on Wednesdays, Fridays, and weekends from 6:30 to 11:00 PM. The Carnival will be held now through mid-August. Solo, choral, ensemble musicians and bands as well as dance troupes are welcome to apply. For more information call Michael Mafnas at 472-6707 or 477-3323.

Gef Pago of Inarajan Village will hold its annual, "Chief Gadao Summer Cultural Camp", from now through Friday, June 28. Ages 6 through adult will have activities in Chamorro language, songs, dances, crafts and cooking. Participants may register on a daily or weekly basis. For more information call 828-1671.

The Guam Humanities Council will host the Smithsonian Institution Exhibit, "Journey Stories" at the Agana Shopping Center 2nd floor gallery. The exhibit will open Thursday, June 26 at 6:00 PM and run through August 16. Exhibition hours will be Wednesday through Friday 12 noon to 6:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 8;00 PM, and Sunday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Admission is free. For more information call the Guam Humanities at 472-4460/1.

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency is now accepting applications for its fiscal 2015 grant cycle. The deadline is June 30. For more information call 300-1204-8 and visit www.guamcaha.org.

GAX VII is the Guam Art Exhibit scheduled for July 3 through July 27at the Plaza in Tumon. July 5 will be "Live Art Night"; July 11 will be "B-Boy Night"; July 17 will be "Portrait Night", July 19 is designated "Spoken Word Night" and July 26 is "Jazz Night". For more information, visit GAX on Facebook and email: Guamartexhibit@gmail.com

C'zer Medina of DanzJazz will offer the ,"Annual Dance Concert 2014", on Saturday, August 23 at 3:00 PM and again at 7:30 PM. Performances will be held in the University of Guam Fine Arts Theater and tickets will be available at the door.

The GATE Theater program will be holding auditions for high school students for the musical "Grease", on August 25, 26, and 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Southern High School. Performances of the musical will be given on November 13, 14, and 15.

General Announcement

The National Museum of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica is located above the Therese Chapel in Agana. Group tours are free of charge by appointment. Museum hours will be online at aganacathedral.org. More information can be had by calling 472-6201.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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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