Isla Center for the Arts

Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Isla Center for the Arts

Current Exhibit

ConnectionsConnections: Senior Art Exhibition
May 2 - June 1, 2019

“Connections” is the senior exhibition for fine arts and art majors at the University of Guam.

A project of UOG’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, “Connections” features works of art in the themes of nature, human figures, and culture. The exhibit features 15 students — the largest number ever featured in a senior exhibition — whose artwork includes prints, acrylic and watercolor paintings, ceramic sculptures, and illustrations.

The 15 students who will exhibit their works are below:

  • Marlo Abrenilla explores the world’s hidden treasures — crystals — by delving into their physical connections and spiritual properties. She combines their crystalline structures and vibrant colors into functional pieces of art.
  • Brian Carpo shares his vision of life and adventures in another world through his prints and sculptures. His art is inspired by his love for fantasy web novels, manga, and anime.
  • April Colitoy explores the deeper connection within intergenerational relationships simply by showcasing the linking features of her own lineage. Through her watercolor portraits, she strives to tell the stories connecting one generation to the next.
  • Gino Datuin’s paintings explore the aspects of our relationships with others and ourselves, especially within a tight-knit community such as Guam’s. He embraces brushstrokes in an attempt to create an appreciation for our natural human tendencies.
  • Hand-pressed and sewn together, Elisa Dizon’s works are how she views what she considers a large part of her life. From catering to family meals, food has been a big part of her life and family.
  • Break down what you really see with Noel Jimenez’s nature scape paintings. Take a closer look at how simple the island’s natural, vivid artworks really are through acrylic paint and brushstrokes.
  • Immerse yourself underwater and explore the marine life with Koholāli’i Maertens and her oceanic sculptures. Observe the interaction between her culture and the marine life and the effects our lifestyles are playing on them today
  • Aundrya Manglona’s art focuses on the natural and unspoiled beauty in land that is significant to the CHamoru culture. Aundrya centers her acrylic paintings around generating and holding onto a botanical and tropical haven focused on locations specific to the southern villages of Guam, where she was raised.
  • In Azuki Matsumoto’s works, she explores and examines the beauty in nature and brings it to life through sculptural and paper cutting art in hopes that it will bring back awareness of our planet’s life.
  • Be drawn into Daena Perez’s works by the mesmerizing spirals that call out to you and let it spur on your emotions. Is it radiant like the sun or luminous like the moon?
  • Explore Joann Quan’s perception of nature brought by the combination of 2D and 3D art. Her artwork creates scenes of idyllic life that could be achieved if people were more informed.
  • Christopher Taijeron takes you on a journey that expresses the Chamorro culture and family significance through his carvings.
  • Isabel Taijeron is our only digital artist and portrays humans of pop-culture. Keeping up with trends in fashion, movies, TV shows, and music, Isabel interprets some of her interests into aesthetically pleasing graphic drawings with simple colors and shadows that stand out and appeal to the eye.
  • Tomoe Tani’s art will grab your heart as a symbol of her respect and admiration of the unity between CHamoru and Japanese cultures. Her art is inspired by Guam’s endless energy to keep a positive view of life.
  • Trees, leaves, and all of the greens are carved carefully into the world in which Camille Zapata’s art resides. Explore her ideas about the nature of growth and the duality it possesses within the human condition.


Gallery Dates: May 2 - June 1, 2019
   Mondays-Fridays: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
   Saturdays: 10 a.m - 2 p.m.
Location: Isla Center for the Arts, Dean Circle House #15
Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.