Friday, May 16, 2014

News Release: 2nd FestPac Workshop, Connect Me * Create Me*  Promote Me Series

Visual Arts Committee: Create Me…Preservation and Quality Arts Workshop

This workshop is the second in a set of three being offered by Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities with funding from the Guam Visitors Bureau and support from Guam Preservation Trust and Guampedia. The workshop is being offered to keep Guam artists current with plans for the Festival of the Pacific scheduled for 2016 on Guam, and improve their knowledge on how they can better prepare their works for a professional display.

Location:  Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica National Museum, Hagåtña

Program Schedule 
8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome - Monica Guzman
Overview on Visual Arts, Workshop Brief - Ron Castro, Jen Ooka
9:15 a.m. Historical overview of Visual Arts on Guam  - Judy Flores
What We Own, What We Have, What We Share
9:30 a.m. Break Out Sessions
   2D – Discussion on materials and framing: Panel members: Ron J. Castro, Dawn Reyes, Ric R. Castro, Henry Klickner  (Art & Frames)
3D – Discussion on professional set up of exhibition, curating, displays, pedestals by Lewis Rifkowitz, Moneka Flores, Velma Yamashita  
Film - Developing a story line and finding funding: Raph Unpingco and Bal  Aguon. Production and post production: Don Muna, Tom Tanner,  Burt Sardoma
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Continuation of Break Out Sessions (2D, 3D and Film)
11:30 a.m. Project Management Overview/ Panel Discussion
11:45 a.m. Evaluation and Wrap Up

Friday, May 2, 2014

FESTPAC - May 22-June 4, 2016

CAHA/PREL Talk Story Workshop

The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) and the Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) in collaboration with the Literary Arts Group of the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts Festival and the Guam Preservation Trust invite writers, storytellers and educators to a Talk Story Workshop. The theme for the workshop is the FestPac theme: “" What We Own, What We Have, What We Share, United Voices of the Pacific - Hafa Iyo-ta, Hafa Guinaha-ta, Hafa Ta Patte, Dinanna' Sunidu Siha Giya Pasifiku".

Presenters and topics for the workshop include Terrie Perez – Timeline/Storyline Process; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera – Historical Value of the Stories to be written; PK Harmon – Publication Matters; Leiana Naholowaa – Developing Program Topic of Stories; Dr. Monique Carriveau Storie – Techniques; Louie Gombar – Oral Presentation; and Antonia Masga Salas – Storytelling. Some stories resulting from this project will be featured in a PREL publication.

The workshop is FREE and scheduled for 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, May 3 & 10, 2014 at AV#1, RFK Library, University of Guam in Mangilao. Interested parties may register with CAHA by submitting their name and contact information via telephone at 300-1204 to 300-1208 or via email at For further information contact Jackie Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator at the numbers and email previously indicated.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

UOG Theater's Production of Pagat

University Theater closes its 2013-2014 season with the play Pågat, written by local writers Dr. Michael Lujan Bevacqua and Victoria-Lola Leon Guerrero, directed by Michelle Blas, and featuring choreography by Vince Reyes of Inetnon Gef På’go. Pågat explores the complexities of cultural identity and change through the lives of four modern young adults and the memories of a cast of spirits, who share key moments in the history of the Chamoru people. The play is set in a latte site in the jungles of Pågat. The play also conveys the essence of the word Pågat, which means to advise or give counsel, as both the modern characters and the ancient spirits help each other work through personal struggles with identity, culture, and destiny.

DATES: April 24-26 and May 1-3

TIMES: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., Play starts at 7 p.m.

PLACE: University of Guam Fine Arts Theater

ADMISSION: $10.00 general admission, $7.50 students and seniors and FREE for all UOG and GCC students with student ID or schedule. Tickets can be purchased at the UOG box office on performance nights.