Category Archives: Community Outreach
Buenas yan Håfa Adai!
I’ll be demonstrating and exhibiting at the Che’lu San Diego Chamorro Cultural Festival which will be held at the California State University at San Marcos tomorrow, March 28, 2015 from 11-6pm. Check me and the masters Jill Benavente (body ornamentation), Frank “Cornbeef” Lizama (blacksmith) & Greg Pangelinan (carving) who will be holding workshops at the festival. Sign ups will be conducted in the morning at the Guam FestPac delegation canopy.
Si Yu’os Ma’åse’ for your continued support and if you are there stop by our booth and say Håfa Adai!
School and Ginen Guåhan take up a lot of my time as of late. My last post was from August and since then, if you’ve been following my Instagram and Facebook page you would know what I’ve been up to 😉 But here’s a little recap and update to the upcoming events we’ll be at!
I’ve been working with several other artists and designers as of late to collaborate or contribute to their endeavors. One that has been taking place since August is with Sandrine of Chamorrita Swimwear, who designs and sells bikinis here on Guam. And through our efforts, not only my work, but the work of my fellow weavers have been featured as well in Sandrine’s photo shoots. A dånkolo na Si Yu’os Må’åse’ to Sandrine for choosing to showcase the culture of Guam and help bring weaving back to the forefront in social media to help revive this fading tradition and art. Here’s the post which features a woven åkgak (pandanus leaf) potseras (bracelet):
And here’s a lovely guagua’ (coconut leaf fishing basket) made with guinaiya
Last updated: 13AUG2014 @ 2133hrs CHst
Exciting news! The Sågan Kotturan Chamoru, or Chamoru Cultural Center will be opening it’s doors to the public, THIS Friday, August 15, 2014! The Center’s Hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday, 11:00am to 6:00pm.
The center will soon provide various educational and cultural programming for the community that will focus on Chamoru culture and language, and will include instruction and apprenticeship programs in various traditional and contemporary art forms such as weaving, carving, body ornamentation, dancing/chanting and other areas that identify our unique and rich culture.
For more information, please contact me or the center at email@example.com
Si Yu’os Må’åse’ mañaina-hu yan mañelu’-hu.
Picture of the front gate:
Si Yu’os Må’åse’
si James Bamba
Åkgak weaving instructor – Sågan Kotturan CHamoru