One of Guam’s most important photography exhibitions this year will open Saturday at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery, which will feature the work of nearly two dozen creators in the exhibition “The Art of Photography “.
“Since taking over the gallery from Tumon Sands Plaza, I have tried to promote artists of all genres, despite their level of experience,” said Dawn Lees Reyes, longtime local gallery owner and artist.
“I just want to support the arts and make sure a lot of people who may not have had the opportunity to exhibit their work can do so with us if they want to.”
The exhibit, which kicks off with a Meet the Artist event from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, will be on view through May 31.
The “Art of Photography” features more than 80 works by local photographers with diverse backgrounds, from commercial photographer and University of Guam photography professor Victor Consaga to newcomer Jordan Limtiaco, who works as a graphic designer at the Pacific Daily News.
“What I like to do pretty much with every show is make sure we have a good mix of people who are experienced in the show and other people who are new to the business of art, and give them a chance to show alongside people who have done it before,” Reyes said.
The gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the second floor of Tumon Sands Plaza.
Harvest Christian Academy Art Exhibition
Harvest Christian Academy will host its 26th annual art exhibition beginning at 11 a.m. in the space adjoining the gallery, Reyes said.
Visitors can see the works of students in grades seven through ten, with live music from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show will run until May 16 and the hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.