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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 Humanities Council has moved the Smithsonian Institution Exhibit, "Journey Stories", to the ISLA Center for the Arts at the University of Guam beginning Thursday, August 28th. The exhibit will be on display through October 18. 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. Admission is free. For more information call ISLA at 735-2965, or the Guam Humanities Council at 472-4460/1.

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency Gallery will open a new exhibit on Friday, September 5 titled, "Scenes by the Sea", featuring the paintings of Viktoria Sayers and Jull Mudd. The exhibit will be on display until the end of September. 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 Urban Fitness and Dance Studio will present a dance concert titled, "Urban Dance Family", on Saturday, September 6 at 1:00 and 6:00 PM, and on Sunday, September 7 at 6:00 PM. All performances will be held in the University of Guam Fine Arts Theatre and tickets will be available at the box office. Some proceeds will be donated to the Guam Cancer Care and the Kids Care Foundation.

Margarita Dancel Entertainment and Guam Animals in Need will present the Broadway musical, "A Chorus Line", on Friday, Saturday, September 12, and 13 at 7:30 PM, and on Sunday, September 14 at 3:00 PM, at the Southern High School Auditorium. The show is directed by Marc Marcos, choreographed by Margarita Dancel, and music is provided by the Guam Territorial Band under the direction of Max Ronquillo Jr. Tickets may be purchased at the door; and, due to the mature content of this production, admission will be restricted to those 16 years and older.

The second floor of the Underwater World Complex in Tumon Bay is currently the venue for an exhibit titled, "The Uffizi Gallery Virtual Museum." The Rotary Club of Guam, and Honorary Guam Vice-Consul to Italy, Roberto Fracassini, have sponsored this traveling exhibit which features: life-sized replicas of works by Italian Masters from Florence's famed Uffizi Museum, two giant interactive touch screen navigation stations of the museum's holdings where one can explore individual works of art, and a theater with five screens that surround the viewers with a 20 minute feature on the museum. The Uffizi is home to works by artists such as Michelangelo, Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, and Botticelli, among others. Admission is free and the show will be on display from 10 AM until 8 PM daily until Saturday, September 13.

As an added feature of the Uffizi Gallery Virtual Museum exhibit, the Guam Rotary Club will auction off a sculpture by a contemporary Italian master, Cecco Bonotte, titled, "Man and Bird – Awaiting", and the proceeds will benefit the Guam Museum Foundation. Bonotte is known for his mastery of figurative sculpture, and his works include a bronze entrance portal to the Vatican Museum in Rome. For information about the auction, call Roberto Fracassini at 727-6570, or e-mail, rfp@guam.net.

DanzJazz Studio, directed by C'Zer Medina, will present two performances of, "Love the 80's and 90's Dance Concert", on Saturday, September 13 at 3:00 and again at 7:30 PM. The concert will be performed in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre, and tickets may be purchased at the box office. For more information call 632-FAME.

St.John's School will present an original play titled, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil" written and directed by Karen Flores on Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27 at 7:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information you may call St. John's at 646-8080.

University Theater will perform its production of, "No Exit", by Jean Paul Sartre, on Thursday through Saturday, September 25, 26 and 27, and the following weekend, October 2, 3, and 4. Curtain time is 7:00 PM, at the UOG Fine Arts Theater, and tickets will be available at the theater box office. For more information about this production, or to reserve tickets for a particular performance, call 735-2700.

The Bank of Guam is now holding its 11th Annual Calendar Photography Contest for 2015, with this year's theme, "It Takes a Community to Raise a Family". The contest is open to all registered high school students and the submission deadline is Friday, October 3. More information and entry forms are available at all high schools, Bank of Guam branches and at www.bankofguam.com. You may also call 472-5236.

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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