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Stand Up for Life
Thursday, February 7, 2013
EXPERIENCE another great summer in Baguio City by witnessing art works like visual arts, theater and music in an art gallery to remember.
Works are now underway for the expansion of the Art Galleria at Baguio Convention Center where residents and tourists will have a more meaningful experiential learning on arts.
According to Curator Pyx Picart the extension of the galleria will include a music gallery showcasing musical instruments such as gangsa and solibao which can also be played by visitors and an area where artists like Raffy Kapuno can hold seminar workshop to enhance the awareness on indigenous arts.
Picart added that the plan is also for the sustainability on the awareness of indigenous music including the contemporary, classic, and renaissance works
There will also be a library to bring back the reading habit and the culture of reading especially among students. “We need to bring back the art appreciation and reading habit of the people,” Picart said
The completion of the project also means an opportunity for all art enthusiasts to have an interaction with artists to further enhance their knowledge and improved their skills in arts.
This will be a place where you can meet different artists and can have direct conversation and any discussion on arts,” Picart added.
Just recently, students from the University of the Cordilleras enrolled in the subject Humanities 1 (Art Appreciation) visited Art Galleria where they were warmly welcomed by Picart who gave them tips on how to start painting.
In the gallery the students learned more about the different styles of art like realism, expressionism, impressionism, and cubism. Through the paintings the students found out more about the Cordilleran culture and the beauty of old Baguio.
BA Communication student Jan Ely Dollente said visiting Art Galleria for the first motivated him to continue on sketching. “I was inspired with the arts which are mostly based on real life situations but presented in different styles,” he said.
Donny Barleen, a retired US Air force who arrived in the country in 1985 and now back in Baguio taking up the course Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management at UC was also impressed with the paintings about the people and the City of Baguio.
“It would be nice if they will expand the art gallery as it is a nice place for students to walk there and see the paintings,” Barleen said.
The expansion project for the Art Galleria has been an advocacy of the City Tourism Office headed by City Tourism Officer Benny Alhambra. This will complete the real idea of a convention center which is seen to entice more people to visit the area for free.
It is time to level up our appreciation for arts by visiting Art Galleria. For us to appreciate and understand fully a work of art there is a need for participation.
The new Art Galleria which is expected to be fully operational this summer will surely be an art gallery to remember for everyone who will visit the place.
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Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on February 08, 2013.