New art exhibit at Tumon Sands Plaza


An exhibit titled rock/you by local artist, songwriter, poet, veteran, and former teacher Merc Tenorio is open at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery at the Tumon Sands Plaza. 

rock/you includes Merc’s compilation of paintings of rocks, each invoking its own feeling to the viewer. 

Merc says she prefers her art showing how she feels rather than saying how she feels herself. 

PNC sits down with Merc and she talks about some of the pieces in her exhibition. 

She says, “Each work expresses something and comes from somewhere. So each work’s impact on me, whatever that is, might be different from the other. For example, in my painting called The Climb, I attempt to show the feeling of hope, of being sanguine about my circumstances. Then there’s my painting called When Stones Don’t Roll, which conveys the feeling of surrender. But both paintings express in the same capacity.” 

We also ask her about what inspires her work, she says, “ I believe that art, in the truest sense of the word, is a creative expression of beauty that inspires, delights, and being a thing of beauty, also beautifies.” 

When asked about what’s next for Merc, she wants to have her poetry published, have a song written and performed, and more exhibitions or collaborations with other artists. 

Check out the rock/you exhibition at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery at the Tumon Sands Plaza open until November 29, from 10 am to 8 pm. Individuals interested in purchasing any artwork can contact Dawn at

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