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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's April show presents art work reflecting Chamorro culture. 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.

The ISLA Center for the Arts at the University of Guam's current exhibit, "UOG Student Art", will be on display through May 13. 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 always free. To arrange for a group or school tour, call the ISLA Center at 735-2965.

University Theatre will offer its final production of the academic year, "The FESTPAC One-Act Play Festival", on Thursday through Saturday, April 28-30. One act plays written by local authors will be featured. Performances begin at 7:00 PM and tickets will be available at the UOG Fine Arts Theatre box office.

The 2016 University of Guam Film Festival of the Pacific, "Spring Local Showcase", will be held Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30. Fourteen world premiers from the Mariana Islands will be exhibited in the UOG Lecture Hall and the Fine Arts Theatre. There will be a small admission fee at the door. For more information visit www.guamfilmfestival.org.

St. John's School Theatre Department will present Thorton Wilder's, "The Matchmaker", on Friday and Saturday, April 29 and 30 at 7:30 PM. The performance is directed by Karen Flores and will be held in the Dale Jenkins Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door.

University Music presents Andrew Gumataotao, vocalist, in his Senior Recital on Sunday, May 1 at 7:00 PM. The recital will be held in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre and admission is free.

University Music will present its Spring Student Recital on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:00 PM in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre. The recital features vocal and solo instrumental performances, and admission is free.

Harvest Christian Academy will present its Band Concert on Thursday, May 5 at 7:00 PM. The concert will be held in the Harvest Auditorium on the Canada, Barrigada campus, and admission is free.

University Music presents, "Once Upon a Time: A Disney Adventure", on Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7 in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre. Two performances will be given each evening, at 7:00 and 8:30 PM. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Nissan Infinity Gallery in Upper Tumon will exhibit the annual Harvest Christian Academy's Art Show on Thursday, May 12 through Monday, May 16. The art show can be seen during Nissan's working hours and admission is free.

The Allied Dance Force will hold its,"All High School Dance Team Competition ", on Saturday, May 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at St. John's School gymnasium. Tickets will be available at the door.

University Music presents vocalist Donna Lubas in her Senior Recital on Wednesday, May 18 at 6:30 PM. Vocalist Julia Rivera will present her Senior Recital on Friday, May 20 at 7:00 PM. These recitals will be held in the UOG Fine Arts Theatre, and admission is free.

The 12th Festival of Pacific Arts will be held on Guam, Sunday May 22 through Saturday, June 4. Information about the festival can be had by visiting www.festpac.visitguam.com.

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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