Isla Center for the Arts presents Creative Hands


The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam is proud to announce the opening of the exhibition Creative Hands: Selected Works by Local Artists on Dec. 1, 2016. This biennial exhibition will be the 13th in a series of juried exhibits since 1992 sponsored by the Isla Center for the Arts.

The Isla Center for the Arts received 179 entries from 26 artists for consideration. Dr. Paula Ray, the juror for this display, selected 28 works of art created by 16 artists. 

Paula Ray holds a Ph.D. in New Media Studies from the University of Auckland, an M.A. in International Communication from the University of Leeds, an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Calcutta, and a B.A. in Political Science from St. Xavier’s College. She is currently a senior lecturer at the Ntec Tertiary Group in New Zealand. Previous positions include freelance journalist, with published articles in BBC and Forbes, associate editor of Indian Weekender as well as graphic designer and technical editor.

The exhibition consists of a variety of media including digital photographs, watercolor and acrylic paintings, ceramic pieces, and mixed media compositions.

The selected artists include: Monica Baza, John Dierking, Mariah Edquilane, Judy Flores, Dora Herrero, Sarah Johnson, Snow Kowatch, Yasuko Kurakawa, Snyder Macaraeg, Richard Olmo, Robin Olmo, Yeon Sook Park, Dawn Lees Reyes, Robert Sajnovsky, Jay Sullivan, and Olympia Terral.

Creative Hands: Selected Works by Local Artists opens on Dec. 1, 2016, and will be on exhibit through Feb. 3, 2017. The Isla Center for the Arts is open to the public, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. Groups are cordially invited to call the Isla Center at 735-2965 to schedule tours of the exhibit.

There will be an opening reception on Dec. 1, from 6pm to 9pm. The public is invited.

This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency, A Division of the Department of Chamorro Affairs, Government of Guam, Office of the Governor, and the University of Guam. (UOG)

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