EVEN artists in Cordillera Region are taking steps to help promote the coffee bean industry in the locality which is known for its good quality. This is through the use of art.
Known coffee painter Patrick Palasi said coffee is not only a delicious beverage but it is also a very good medium for painting. It is not expensive and usually available in the kitchen.
His passion for coffee also became his very unique and distinctive trademark in the visual art depicting subjects promoting the rich custom and culture in the region and places he discovered in his travels in the highland which served as his inspiration.
What he likes in coffee as a medium is its nostalgic effect showing an old photograph look of images highlighted with the different shades of brown color as seen in his works entitled Savong Shi Bahong 1, "Savong Shi Bahong 2, and Avong 2015 which are currently exhibited at SM City Baguio Atrium.
Palasi is grateful for the opportunity given to him by SM City Baguio to promote coffee painting to the public and to be one of the features of the "The Art of Coffee" with an Art Exhibit and Coffee Fair event of the mall which opened on May 25.
"Maganda, at least nashe-share sa public unlike sa art galleries na very limited ang nakakakita," . Palasi said.
Today, Friday, Palasi is set to conduct a free coffee painting workshop at SM Atrium for all interested and curious artists in support for the celebration of coffee month. The basics of coffee painting will be the focus of the lecture-demo which will start at 2 p.m.
At least 12 paintings of Palasi are featured in the art exhibit which will end on May 31.
The spirit of openness of Palasi who is willing to share his knowledge in art is simply laudable. May the knowledge in coffee painting spread and be used for greater things with the support of establishments like SM serving as a venue for such endeavor.
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