Award Ceremony Honors Veterans Through an Art Showcase


24 honorary veterans and their artwork were celebrated at the Art Showcase Award Ceremony on Wednesday. 


Guam – In honor of 24 veteran artists, the GCC Supervision and Management SM225 Leadership Class and the Guam Veterans Art Committee hosted an art showcase award ceremony at the Guam Community College Multipurpose Auditorium on Wednesday, December 9th. 


According to a press release, the event featured artwork such as numerous paintings and sinahi siha, or necklaces carved from shells. The event was held to acknowledge the veterans who use art as a creative outlet after their service. 


Artists who were honored at the event included: Harvey Barnes, Raymond Baza, BJ Bell, brothers Mario and Tony Borja, Juan Chaco, Rodney Cruz, Peter John Duenas, George Francisco, Levy Laruel, Daniel Mendiola, Albert Naburn, Danny Orlino, Melinda Quichocho, Gordon Ridder, George Rivard, John Rivera, Reuben Olivas, brothers Alejo and Ricardo Sablan, Johnnie San Nicolas, Raymond Shinohara, Jerome Untalan and Raymond White.