BAGUIO CITY March 31 – Thousands of vacationers will have a chance to personally witness world-class artworks of Cordilleran artists through the week-long art exhibit dubbed “Aramid” at the SM City Atrium from 30 March to 05 April 2015.
Karren Nobres, SM City Baguio public relations manager, said 12 artists from the Chanum Foundation and the Tam-awan village artists will be featuring their Cordillera-inspired artworks for the appreciation of not only local residents but also visitors spending their Holy Week break in the city.
“The art exhibit is the humble contribution of SM to the promotion of local artworks, especially during the peak season like the Holy Week, so that more visitors will appreciate world-class art works of our local prides,” Nobres said.
Aside from the only solar painter in the country Jordan Mang-osan, the other artists who will be showcasing their works are Ged Alangui, Clinto Aniversario, Alfred Dato, Art Lozano, Tara Natividad, Edwin Macadaeg, Patrick Palasi, Mark Tandoyog, Jennifer Lorenzo, Gretta Apolinar and Marlyn Bulayo.
“Aramid” is an exhibit that presents a collaboration of works which offers a mix of pieces from solar, coffee and sand art with contemporary works paintings on canvass, and mixed media.
Solar painter Mang-osan expressed the group’s gratitude to SM management for giving them a chance to showcase their works considering that local artists will have a chance to gain proper recognition from the public on their worthwhile art works that will be on display in the coming days.
Mang-osan, who uses his magnifying glass to catch the sunlight and burn images on wood displays his newest collection with Palasi who uses coffee and charcoal and Macadaeg who utilizes sand art.
Established in the late 1990s, the Tam-awan Village Artists Group teams with diversity in terms of skills and technicalities and have remained loyal in the promotion not only of the arts but also of the Cordillera culture and its neighboring provinces.
Tam-awan Village Artists group is under the Chanum Foundation, the organization managing Tam-awan village over the past several years.
It was learned that SM City Baguio management reached out to the Tam-awan Village Artists Group to hold their art exhibit in the mall during the Lenten break to take advantage of the huge influx of visitors and in preparation for the 6th International Art Exhibit hosted by Tam-awan village on May 6-10, 2015.
During their spare time, members of the Tam-awan Village Artists Group teach interested children the arts in various workshops all over the country in the hope to inspire the next generation of artists under the Chanum Foundation.
Nobres cited the full participation of the artists to one of the noteworthy art exhibits in the mall during the duration of the Lenten season speaks well of how valuable the need to inspire the present and future generations of Filipinos to value the art works of well-known local and international artists wanting to do their exhibits in the city.
She called on the public to patronize the local art exhibit and earn from the quality art works of the participating artists.