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13th FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS AND CULTURE

 

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Embargoed for [11:00 am/ Monday, October 7, 2019]

Announcement of 13th FestPac Guam Programming Chairs
And Callout for FestPac Delegates
 
[Hagåtna] – The 13th FestPac Guam Planning Committee and the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) announced that the following individuals were selected to serve as the chairs for the 4 committees to oversee the various programs that Guam will be participating in during the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts scheduled for June 10 -21, 2020 in Hawaii. 
 

  • Dr. Judy Flores, Demonstrations/ Exhibitions Chair shall oversee Visual Arts; Floral Arts; Culinary Arts; Canoe Voyaging; Photography; Healing Arts; Body Ornamentation; Carving; Handicrafts; Film; Traditional Games; Weaving and Tattooing.
  • Dr. Michael Bevacqua, Literary Arts Chair shall oversee Publications and Indigenous Languages.
  • Ms. Eileen Meno, Performing Arts Chair shall oversee Traditional Song, Dance and Chants; Drama/ Theatre; Oral traditions and Storytelling; and Fashion/ wearables art show. 
  • Ms. Maria Barcinas – Special Events/ Activities Chair shall oversee Youth Ambassador Program; Canoe Regatta; Culinary umu/imu cook off – underground cooking; Traditional Games Competition and Workshops, forums and seminars.

 

The Chairpersons were selected based on the criteria of mastery/experience, impact and contributions to the community.

The Planning Committee and Programming Chairs will work closely together to ensure that Guam’s presentation during the 2020 FestPac showcase the works of Guam’s finest artisans and reflects the rich cultural heritage of the indigenous people - the CHamoru through exhibitions, traditional arts demonstrations and through song, dance and chant. Mrs. Ann Marie Arceo, Head of Delegation and Senator Kelly Marsh (Taitano) PhD serve as Co-Chairs of the Planning Committee. 

In addition, delegate applications will be available beginning October 8, 2019 on the CAHA website, www.guamcaha.org or at the CAHA Office located on the 3rd Floor of the Angela Flores Building, 243 Martyr Street in Hagåtña directly across the Guam Public Library and in between the DNA Building and the Arriola Law Offices.  Interested parties have until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019 to submit their application with supporting materials to the CAHA Office or via email to jacqueline.balbas@caha.guam.gov.    

The Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (FestPac) is held every four years since 1972, and brings together artists and cultural practitioners from around the Pacific region for two weeks of festivity. It is recognized as a major regional cultural event, and is the largest gathering in which Pacific peoples unite to enhance their respect and appreciation of one another.  27 Pacific Island Nations and Territories have come together to share and exchange their cultures at each Pacific Arts Festival.  In 2016, Guam hosted the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture.  The 2016 festival allowed Guam to showcase its unique CHamoru culture that has survived colonization of the past and modernization of the present.  

For further information visit www.guamcaha.org or contact Jackie Balbas, CAHA Acting Executive Director at 300-1204/5/6/7/8 or at the email indicated above.

13th FestPac Guam Delegate Application - Demonstrations/Exhibitions & Special Projects/ Events

13th FestPac Guam Delegate Application - Literary Arts

13th FestPac Guam Delegate Application - Performing Arts

 

 

13th FESTIVAL OF PACIFIC ARTS AND CULTURE

 

Press Release

Guam’s Journey to the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture Begins
and Call Out for Programming Chairs

[Hagåtna, June 10, 2019] - Exactly one year from today, the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture will take place in Honolulu, Hawai’i.  In preparation for Guam’s participation in the event, the Guam 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture Planning Task Force, along with the Department of CHamoru Affairs (DCA) and its division of the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities (CAHA) is seeking individuals to serve as committee chairs of the various programs that Guam will be joining in during the festival. 

The four committees include Performing Arts, Literary Arts, Demonstrations/Exhibitions, and Special Events/ Activities.  Performing Arts which shall oversee Traditional Song, Dance and Chants; Drama/ Theatre; Oral traditions and Storytelling; and Fashion/ wearables art show.  Literary Arts which shall oversee Publications and Indigenous Languages. Demonstrations/ Exhibitions which shall oversee Visual Arts; Floral Arts; Culinary Arts; Canoe Voyaging; Photography; Healing Arts; Body Ornamentation; Carving; Handicrafts; Film; Traditional Games; Weaving and Tattooing.  Special Events/ Activities which shall oversee Youth Ambassador Program; Canoe Regatta; Culinary umu/imu cook off – underground cooking; Traditional Games Competition and Workshops, forums and seminars

“Guam’s hosting of the last Festival of Pacific Arts impacted a lot of our residents, especially our young people and instilled in them a pride and appreciation for the CHamoru culture.  For many it was a once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse themselves in our rich cultural heritage and to gain a better understanding of the similarities and differences we share with our Pacific brothers and sisters.” stated Ann Marie Arceo, Co-Chair and Head of Delegation for the 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture Planning Task Force.   Senator Kelly Marsh (Taitano) PhD also serves as Co-Chair of the Task Force.

The Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (FestPac) is held every four years since 1972, and brings together artists and cultural practitioners from around the Pacific region for two weeks of festivity. It is recognized as a major regional cultural event, and is the largest gathering in which Pacific peoples unite to enhance their respect and appreciation of one another.  27 Pacific Island Nations and Territories have come together to share and exchange their cultures at each Pacific Arts Festival.  In 2016, Guam hosted the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture.  The 2016 festival allowed Guam to showcase its unique CHamoru culture that has survived colonization of the past and modernization of the present.  

Interested parties have until 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 to submit their application with supporting materials to the Department of CHamoru Affairs located on the second floor of the Senator Antonio M. Palomo Guam Museum & CHamoru Educational Facility, 193 Chalan Santo Papa Juan Pablo Dos in Hagåtna or via email to jacqueline.balbas@caha.guam.gov.   

For further information visit www.guamcaha.org or contact Jackie Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator IV at 300-1204/5/6/7/8 or the email indicated above.

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