It’s a worldwide masquerade party! Woohoooo!

ART THERAPY By Donna Hope Blas

Cue music…

Listen. Do you hear it? The tune of “Masquerade” from the “Phantom of the Opera” soundtrack. “Masquerade, hide your face so the world will never find you…”

I beg to differ, y’all! These pandemic masks can’t hide anyone! Why, just the other month I walked into an airplane with my black mask on and someone said out loud, “Hi, Donna!” Yup, can’t go incognito anywhere these days. But in ye olde days, you could.

Why would anyone wear a mask or attend a masquerade party anyway? The thrill of anonymity, of course. To be someone you’re not and unleash the passion within.

Cue song: “Prima Donna.”

Think about it. Because of the pandemic we’ve all been wearing masks, so let’s make it official. I’d like to invite you to the biggest masquerade party in the Pacific.

In perpetuating the Chamorro Culture through the Arts, The Guam Gallery of Art in the Chamorro Village will be hosting "A Masquerade of Art," its second art event for 2021.

It will be an evening of sharing the arts from the perspective of the participating Guahan Artists.

Please support the artists by appreciating their creation for that festive evening of art presentation.

The following artists will be showcasing their art: Tim Hanley, Dorathina Herrero, Monica Baza, Steve Hardy, Toru Matsunaga , Michael Lujan Bevacqua, Vera De Oro, Donna Hope Blas