The Art Center, located at the 2nd level of SM City Cebu, has continually partnered with local and national painters to come up with an exhibit that promotes and propagate the deep devotion of the Cebuano people toward Sto. Nino. This year, twenty-three creative minds representing Cebu, Manila, and Mindanao have grouped together to come up with an exhibit entitled, STO. NINO: A HOMAGE.
The exhibit aims to provide the viewing public with the opportunity to understand the root of their faith through the visual imagery as interpretations from the viewpoint of the painters and sculptors. It also entices the public to nurture the importance of prayer and elicit public support on creating art that reflects our deep religiosity. Above all, this event is geared towards the promotion and upliftment of the Filipino innate artistic talents.
Participating artists from Cebu for this exhibit are: Cesar Castillo, Rhodesa Cruzet, Jess Dinglasa, John Dinglasa, Efren Enolva, Bong Francisco, Jun Impas, Guido Lubanga, Mean Mustard, Clint Normandia, Joseph Ong, Celso Pepito, Fe Pepito, Jojo Sagayno, Antonio Vidal, and Mar Vidal.
Noel Bueza, Joel Cristobal, Jun Tiongco and Jik Villanueva are representing the Manila-based artists.
Mindanao, on the other hand, is represented by Lito Pepito and Ronnie Rudinas.
The viewing public can expect a variety of styles, and interpretations composed and created using mediums like oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen and ink, and sculptures. All artworks are creative products born out of hard work and years of experience from the twenty-three creative individuals.
Invited to grace as guests of honor for the exhibit opening are: Mr. Raul Arambulo, Atty. Anastacio Muntuero, Jr., Mr. Bernard Restificar, Mrs. Marita Arambulo, Ms. Jenny Go, and Atty. Erlinda Ramos.
The exhibit will open in Art Center of SM City Cebu on January 13, 6 PM. The show will run until January 28. /PR