Nissan hosts 2nd annual JFKHS Art Show
Upper Tumon, GU (April 1, 2013)— Students from John F. Kennedy High School will showcase their artwork at the Infiniti Art Gallery Nissan Showroom in Upper Tumon on April 5, 2013. The art show will begin at 6:30 PM and will feature the paintings of student artists.
The student-run art exhibition is the result of turning a negative experience into a positive one. “One year, we weren’t able to paint a mural around campus.” said JFK art teacher Ben Quinata. “We needed a way for students to be able to display their work so we decided to put on the art show.”
He reached out to Ron Castro, marketing manager at Nissan Guam and active supporter of local arts. “We believe in helping local artists gain exposure for their work, and the Infiniti Gallery has been supporting local artists for nearly 25 years,” said Castro.
The art show offers students firsthand experience in organizing an art exhibition. “What’s most exciting is that students get a chance to see their work framed and hung in a gallery,” added Quinata.
Residents are invited to support Guam’s young local talent by viewing the exhibit, which will be on display until Friday, April 12, 2013. About the Nissan-Infiniti
Since its opening in 1993, the Nissan-Infiniti Gallery Showroom has hosted a variety of local artists and artifacts. The luxury showroom was designed to double as a space that could be shared with the community. From sculptures to paintings to Pulitzer Prize-winning photographic exhibitions, the Infiniti Gallery has become a center for local artists to feature their latest works. Annual events include the Soroptimist International and the Guam Council of Women’s Clubs Women’s Art Show and the Guma Inc. Art Exhibit. For more information, visit http://www.nissanguam.com/ or http://infinitiguam.com/