Ortigas Art Festival 2019 Spotlights Over 100 Artists

Following its effective turnout a year ago, Ortigas and Company propelled the 10-day Ortigas Art Festival to attest their pledge to conveying expressions and culture nearer to the general population.

Presently on its second year, the show keeps on putting its endeavors towards building up Estancia as the workmanship center point of Ortigas.

The current year’s methodology conveyed individual specialists to the spotlight, exhibiting their innovative uniqueness and putting them at the front line of the craftsmanship scene.



It was the possibility of Renato Habulan, famous social pragmatist painter, to tap the different gatherings of craftsmen from everywhere throughout the nation and give them a setting to display their works. Ortigas Malls was open to advancing grassroots support in the craftsmanship scene.

No display portrayal – just specialists cooperating; no confirmation charge for the watchers – stroll through the workmanship for nothing.

(left to right) Peter Sutcliffe, watercolor artist, The Guild; Joselito Jandayan, Team Leader, AgawXena; Benjamin Cabrera, featured artist- print making; Richard Buxani, featured artist- sculptor; Atty. Mike Abundo, VP of Ortigas & Company; Arch. Renee C. Bacani, VP of Ortigas & Company; Ms. Maritess Ortigas, Ortigas Family 8. Renato Habulan, renowned social realist painter; Jaime E. Ysmael, President of Ortigas & Company; Helen Mirasol, leader of the Guild; Davee M. Zuniga, VP of Ortigas & Company; Bern Wong, featured artist- photographer; Darwin Guevarra, featured artist- oil painter and sculptor; Jonamar Salvosa, Team Leader-AgosKulay Maynila; James Sanorjo, Team Leader- Group Artists of Taytay; Macouy Gonzales, Team Leader-Himbon.

Among the highlighted craftsmen is ace etcher Benjie Torrado Cabrera, the main etcher in the nation gaining practical experience in this arduous, hundreds of years old medium. His works, which are unpredictable in detail, are propelled by his enthusiasm for cosmology, with geometric shapes and circles that connote the universe.

Another to pay special mind to is Darwin “Japat” Guevarra, a self-trained craftsman roused by crafted by bosses and his companions, features works that mirror his ideas of life and social authenticity, communicated through his authority of the paintbrush, chiseling, photography, and exploring different avenues regarding scrap and formed materials.

Additionally in the spotlight is picture taker Bern Wong, with her camera that has caught the most moving thoughtful and amazing scenes she has seen experienced in her movements. Her works express the negligible, conceptual, and even the dreamlike parts of spots she visits.

Make a point to look at crafted by Richard Buxani, a designer who has since bridled his ability to make figures made out of metal. Motivated by Ronald Castrillo, Richard

found a characteristic affection for bowing, making, cutting, welding and embellishment materials – which will be exhibited at the workmanship celebration.

Likewise joining the craftsmanship celebration are craftsmen from everywhere throughout the nation, whose works reflect the extraordinary ability of Filipino specialists. The program incorporates AgawXena, Agos Kulay Maynila, Banta Artist Initiative, Himbon, Biskeg, The Guild, Group Artists of Taytay, Association of Pinoy Printmakers, Hilaga, and Westgrove Fine Arts.

To make an increasingly intuitive and vivid workmanship experience, different exercises have likewise been arranged, which guests can join for nothing. On February 23, ace etcher Benjamin Cabrera demonstrates his ability in print-production. For those keen on watercolors, watercolor craftsman Peter Sutcliffe will hold instructional exercises on February 24 and March 2. On March 3, Renato Habulan acquaints visitors with Print Alla Prima with the Master. All through the celebration, the open is additionally urged to take part through the “Remark Areas” where they can impart their considerations and insights to tell the specialists how their functions are seen.

The quickly advancing celebration has just caught the eye of different craftsmen from over the globe, including some from New York, Los Angeles, and Singapore who need to end up some portion of this development – a sign that greater and better things will come to fruition in the coming a long time for Ortigas Art Festival.

“Ortigas and Company is enchanted to see that help for contemporary Philippine craftsmanship has been developing. As a feature of our duty to expressions of the human experience, we are holding the second kept running of this workmanship celebration with the expectation that this will build gratefulness for the inventive independence of craftsmen. By holding this in Estancia, we are additionally making workmanship open to Filipinos, particularly for our shopping center benefactors and the Capitol Commons people group,” finished up Arch. Renee Bacani, VP of Ortigas and Company.

For updates and more data on the Ortigas Art Festival, interface through its Instagram and Facebook page and use the hashtag #OrtigasArtFestival.

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