Workshop for artists and cultural producers scheduled
The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities (CAHA), a division of the Department of Chamorro Affairs, in collaboration with the Guam Preservation Trust and Guampedia will be holding a workshop for artists, cultural producers and entrepreneurs entitled “Cultural Design with History in Mind”. Participants will be led through a series of intellectual and archaeological presentations on historical perspective for incorporation into design.
CAHA Board Chair Monica Guzman stated that the purpose of the workshop is to provide local artisans with an accurate perspective of Guam’s history relative to its artifacts, tools, fishing implements and ceramics. Participants will have a better understanding of Guam’s past and have the historical content needed to accurately tell the story behind the art work or piece that they create. As Guam prepares to host the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts in 2016 along with the opening of the Guam Museum (Guam and Chamorro Educational Facility) in 2014, it is imperative that opportunities for capacity building, product development, marketing and product sustainability are made available to our local artists.
The workshop is the first of a series of workshops sponsored by CAHA geared towards inspiring, educating, empowering and providing local cultural entrepreneurs with the information and resources to produce high caliber products that highlight Guam’s uniqueness.
The workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Latte of Freedom, Adelup. Seating is limited (see attached).
For further information, and to register, please contact Jackie Balbas, CAHA Program Coordinator at 475-ART1 (2781)/2 no later than Friday, February 8, 2013 or via email at email@example.com.