Spotlight on recycled art and ukulele music

Posted on Feb 07 2020


Today marks the first Friday of the month. At Marianas Creations Cafe along Micro Beach Road, that means putting the spotlight on local artists and musicians. For today, take time to discover homegrown artists from the Saipan International School Art Club with their recycled art and musicians from Marianas High School, the Hui Ukelele Club.

Amie McRoberts has been teaching at SIS for 12 years already and four years of that was focused on Environmental Art with her senior high school students. “It is a yearlong class where we only use recycled materials. We go around the island and whatever is in abundance of, we take it to the class and, from there, we figure out what types of projects we can do with our finds,” she said.

The art that is on exhibit at MC Café highlights the use of used wine bottles.

Also today, the Marianas Creations Café will feature the music of Hui Ukelele Club, and the club’s 15 players will serenade the café’s guest starting at 7:30pm.

“This is a great opportunity for small clubs like us to be out there because we usually just perform in school around students. Now, we are performing in public,” said Marianas High School junior Maxine Rabago, who is the president of the Hui Ukulele Club.

“We will mostly focus on songs from the Hawaiian culture because that is where the ukulele is from; the ukulele was made for those types of songs,” she added.

The Hui Ukulele Club was created just two years ago.

Meet and greet the SIS environmental art class students and MSH Hui Ukulele Club from 6pm to 9pm. Marianas Creations Café is open from 7:30am to 10pm.

Bea Cabrera | Correspondent
Bea Cabrera, who holds a law degree, also has a bachelor's degree in mass communications. She has been exposed to multiple aspects of mass media, doing sales, marketing, copywriting, and photography.

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