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Local painter presents "Portraying & Preserving Chamorro Art"

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Attention art-lovers: you can get a sneak peek of one art exhibit that will be featured at next year's Festival of Pacific Arts beginning this weekend.   

It's a myriad of colors, shapes, and acrylic art forming three-dimensional artwork, at Yeon Sook Park's "Portraying and Preserving Chamorro Art" exhibit. The exhibit, which has been three years in the making, will be featured at next year's FESTPAC. "I would like to share with you what this exhibit is about," Park shared. "I love Chamorro culture - my children were born and raised in here on Guam."

She added, "One way for me to reciprocate my appreciation is to share my talent to my paintings. I want to promote Guam and the Chamorro culture through the exhibit, that's my main point."

Park is a long-time artist, but says her love reemerged when she was cleaning out her daughter's room, and couldn't bear to throw away art material. This inspired her to begin painting again, just seven years ago.  "I try to create my own way of applying on the canvas, as you know, my major is ceramic arts. Ceramic art is three-dimensional art," she explained.

She uses layered acrylic technique as well as plotting on plaster and embossing skills to create the three-dimensional pieces. "The purpose of this art form is for visual happiness and inspiration," Park said.

The exhibit is being featured at St. Dominic's Senior Care Center in Barrigada Heights, where Park is also a volunteer. "My hope is to heal all of them, their heart and their mind," she said.

She thanks all her friends and her supporters in Guam who she says have made the exhibit a reality. You can view the exhibit free of charge from August 1-6 from 9-5pm at St. Dominic's.

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