Art exhibit, workshop at Island City Mall

In observance of the National Arts Month of February, Boholano artists here will hold for the fifth time the “Bohol-Buhol” Art Exhibit at the Island City Mall, which will run from February 22 to March 3, highlighted by an art workshop with Manila-based Fidel Sarmiento, the President of the Art Association of the Philippines (AAP).

A collective efforts from some of the local art groups here like Tadiyande, Baje, Guhit Pinas, etc., the art exhibit at the 2nd floor of the mall (near Abenson) will display some of the best and finest artworks from homegrown artists, including actor/artist Cesar Montano who will cut the ceremonial ribbon in the formal opening on Sunday, February 26, at 6 PM. The Boholano actor is currently the Chief Operating Officer of the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) of the Philippines.

The workshop of Mr. Sarmiento, together with other renowned artists Sam Penaso, Froilan Galpo, and Anafe Nemenzo, is open to all senior high schools students from the different schools and other interested participants. For details, they may contact artist Mrs. Gay Ido Bernaldez through mobile phone nos. 09178014709, or landline 501-3000.

Previously held in some popular galleries in Manila like the Rennaisance at SM Megamall, Artologist Gallery in Greenhills, and World Trade Center in Pasay, the “Bohol-Buhol” Art Exhibit drew a lot of art patrons and collectors during the series of exhibits. Here in Bohol, it was made possible through the cooperation of Art Association of the Philippines (AAP), Center for Culture and Arts Development (CCAD) of Bohol, Bag Talents & Skills Development, Talimbaw Café & Art Gallery, and Island City Mall.

The participating artists (in alphabetical order) are Anafe Nemenzo, Arsenio Lagura Jr., Audi Estrellada, Benedict Axell Macario, Betsy Alterado, Boggs Castro, Cesar Montano, Daisydaqs Manluza, Darwin Alingig, Elvin Vitor, Froilan Galpo, Gabriel Café, Gay Ido Bernaldez, Geovanni Abing, Glems Barte, Glen Lumantao, Henri Cainglet, Janssen Bantugan, Jeffrey Sisican, Joey Labrador, Joselito Manhilot, Joseph Ingking, Jumjum Uoano, Keith Ancog, Liza Broce Oppus, Lloyd Lusica, Lucell Larawan, Mark Anthony Cartilla, Nicole Asares, Omar Dagdayan, Paul Inting, Polo Joeven, Rhanths Anunciado, Rica Duenas, Rico Tompong, Rommel Manhilot, Roy Ferre, Sam Penaso, Tata Bojo, Victor Bulala, Vida May Tirol De Juan, and Fidel Sarmiento.

As per Presidential Proclamation No. 683 signed in 1991, February is designated as the National Arts Month, and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) is tasked to spearhead the celebration with this year’s theme, “Ani ng Sining, Alab ng Sining.”

“FEARLESS” (top-left image), a 24” x 18” oil on canvass by Lloyd Lusica, is among the artworks to be displayed in “Bohol-Buhol” Art Exhibit at the Island City Mall, from February 23 to March 3.

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