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Isla Center for the Arts Presents the UOG Fine Arts Faculty Biennial

12/08/13

December 3, 2013
 
The Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam will feature the UOG Fine Arts Faculty Biennial that will include recent works created by University of Guam Fine Arts faculty members beginning December 12, 2013 and ending on February 7, 2014.
 
Current works of art produced by full-time professors Lewis Rifkowitz, Jose Babauta, and Ric R. Castro as well as adjunct instructors Victor Consaga, Lindsay Kane, and Perry Perez are featured in this exhibition that includes an array of media such as ceramic vessels and sculptures, acrylic paintings, prints, and photographs.

  • Lewis Rifkowitz earned a B.F.A. from the Kansas City Art Institute and an M.F.A. in ceramic sculpture from Montana State University.  Since 1989, Rifkowitz has taught courses in sculpture, ceramics, three-dimensional design and environmental art.
     
  • Jose J. Babauta holds a B.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle and an M.F.A. in painting from San Francisco State University.   Since joining the University in 1989, Babauta has taught courses in painting, drawing, and design.
     
  • Ric R. Castro has a B.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.F.A. in painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.   Castro teaches classes in painting, printmaking, design, and illustration.
     
  • Victor Consaga, who currently teaches the photography classes, is a Guam resident and professional photographer. He received his training through his experience while on staff at Latte Magazine and the Pacific Daily News.
     
  • Lindsay Kane holds a B.F.A. and is currently enrolled in the M.A. in Art Program in at the University of Guam.
     
  • Perry Perez graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California and holds a BFA in Advertising Illustration.  He has over twenty years of experience working as a Graphic Designer/Illustrator.  Perez is currently teaching the graphics art courses, the newest additions to the Fine Arts/Art program.    

This display opens on December 12, 2013 and will be on exhibit through February 7, 2014.  The Isla Center for the Arts is open to the public, free of charge, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Groups are cordially invited to call the Isla Center at 735-2965 or email us at islacenter@gmail.com to schedule tours of the exhibit.

 

 
EVENT SUMMARY:
 
CONTACT
Dr. Velma Yamashita, Director
Gi Young Hwang, Gallery Assistant
Tel: 735-2965     Email:  islacenter@gmail.com

EVENT
The UOG Fine Arts Faculty Biennial will include recent works created by the fine arts faculty members at the University of Guam.  Full-time professors Jose Babauta, Ric R. Castro, Lewis Rifkowitz as well as adjunct instructors Victor Consaga, Lindsay Kane, and Perry Perez are featured in this display that includes paintings, ceramic vessels, metal sculptures, photographs and mixed media works.

LOCATION                            
Isla Center for the Arts at the University of Guam, House #15 Dean’s Circle
 
EXHIBITION DATES   
December 12, 2013 – February 7, 2014
 
OPENING RECEPTION
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  The public is invited.
 
GALLERY HOURS  AND ADMISSION      
Monday through Friday 10:00a.m.–5:00p.m.
Saturday 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Closed Sundays and Holidays
Admission is free.  Donations are appreciated.

SPONSORS                             
This project is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency, Office of the Governor, and the University of Guam.

For more information contact:
Dr. Velma Yamashita, Director
Gi Young Hwang, Gallery Assistant
UOG Isla Center for the Arts
Tel:     735-2965       
Email: islacenter@gmail.com