Isla Center for the Arts at UOG hosts 2 international traveling exhibits | Lifestyle







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The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam will simultaneously feature two international traveling exhibitions featuring printed works of art. The exhibits opened on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m., and will continue through Friday, November 17, 2023. 










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Various forms of printed art are on display at the Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam, which hosts two international traveling exhibitions through Friday, November 17.








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University of Guam employee and alumna Joleen Unas’ work is featured along with the work of others from UOG and from countries across the world at the Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam.


MANGILAO (UOG) — The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam will simultaneously feature two international traveling exhibitions featuring printed works of art. 

The exhibits opened on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m., and will continue through Nov. 17, 2023. 

“We are very pleased to offer these two international traveling printmaking exhibitions for everyone to enjoy in person,” said Dr. Velma Jean Yamashita, associate professor of art and coordinator, Isla Center for the Arts. “Exhibitions such as these allow us to fulfill part of our mission to provide our students and the community with an international art experience.” 

One traveling exhibit is titled “Thinking of Place III.” The other is titled “Female Correspondence.” 

86 artists from 9 countries 

Thinking of  Place III is a collaborative print project that involves 86 artists, 86 prints, and 16 international print groups from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Argentina, Poland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Serbia, Turkey, Guam and other parts of the United States. 

The exhibit invited artists to invoke a legend, myth, story or an aspect of ancestral heritage in relation to their personal identification with geography and environment. To learn more, click the link: https://www.thinkingofplace.com

Prints created by two UOG alumni, Joleen Unas, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and minor in Fine Arts, 2019; and Daena Perez, Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts, 2019, are included in the exhibit.

Unas, a junior computer operator at UOG, submitted her work during the pandemic. 

“I wanted to spread some hope and dreamed that if people saw my work — good things would come to them, and from one person to another, I wanted this positivity to spread throughout the world,” Unas said. “Now, three years later, the piece has returned to Guam, and the world is finally getting back on its feet after the pandemic.”

With her part-Japanese heritage, Unas said her printed art “Amabie” was inspired by a Japanese legend that made her hope the pandemic would pass.

Dr. Irena Keckes, Associate Professor of Art at UOG, coordinated the printmaking group Perspectives that included the two Tritons’ artwork. Click this site to see their art: https://www.thinkingofplace.com/uploads/1/3/2/9/132958293/top_iii_catalogue_22a.pdf

Pairs of artists exchanging prints by mail

The second exhibit, Female Correspondence, involves 18 artists from Croatia, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Guam, and other parts of the United States.

Participating artists had one correspondence partner with whom they exchanged prints throughout one year, the project’s website added. 

“It is my honor to share this remarkable intercontinental printmaking project with communities in Guam,” Dr. Keckes said. 

If you’re attending:

When: The opening reception will be on Thursday, October 12, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  

The exhibit continues through November 17, 2023. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Isla Center for the Arts, No. 15 Dean’s Circle, University of Guam Campus.  The exhibition will be on display from October 12 to November 17, 2023. 

For more information, please call 671-735-2965 or email [email protected]/. 







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The work of dozens of artists from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Argentina, Poland, United Kingdom, Ireland, Serbia, Turkey, Guam and other parts of the United States, among others, are on display at the Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam from Thursday, October 12, to Friday, November 17, 2023.


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