Rizal artists find venue in Antipolo City to exhibit their works for free – Manila Bulletin
More than 80 visual artists from various parts of Rizal province and neighboring towns found a venue for the free exhibition of their masterpieces.
Cookie Marquez, corporate public relations manager for Robinsons Land Corporation, told the Manila Bulletin that since May 2022, “the Artablado”, which is a gallery for the works of artists from the Robinsons Antipolo expansion area, helps local artists. make up for their losses during the pandemic years.
This is because, Marquez said, the Robinsons Antipolo did not charge any amount to the featured artists for venue use, electricity and other expenses during the duration of the 15-day exhibition at the mall. Antipolo.
Marquez said the mall management’s idea of showcasing the province’s visual arts for free inside the Robinsons Antipolo is how the mall management showcases the talents and works of artists for the public appreciation.
“In fact, it’s part of our corporate social responsibility, helping artists whose works are invaluable,” Marquez, who is also in charge of Artablado at Robinsons Galleria, told this reporter at the launch of the “Habi Ni Ake”, the latest works presented. by Racquel Akisha “Ake” Tomogbong-Pagulayan.
Mar Bacani, head of the Antipolo City Government’s Culture, Arts and Tourism Promotion Office, said that Robinson’s Mall has been very supportive not only of artists in Rizal, but also of city government tourism and arts promotion programs.
At the Sept. 16 launch of Pagulayan’s works, which featured his intricate handcrafted designs made of sewing thread and framed in wood and glass, City Mayor Casimiro “Junjun” Ynares, III was represented by Vice Mayor Josefina Gatlabayan, who happens to be an art lover herself.
The Artablado exhibition showcasing Pagulayan’s yarn masterpieces will continue until the end of September, after which works by another artist will be presented.
Pagulayan, who honed her artistic skills and craftsmanship starting as a helper in a garment factory at the age of 12, uses sewing threads to design her latest works.
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