Peace festival on at Tam-Awan village

THE 7TH Tam – Awan International Arts Festival will focus on various peace practices all over the country and the world as well as the role of artists in attaining peace.

Set to open on Wednesday are exhibits from Tam – Awan Village artists Gretta Apolinar, Joanne Bray Siadto, Art Lozano and Alfred Dato, Lily Villanueva and Jen Lorenzo, Lester Rodriguez and Herwin Buccat, Edwin Macadaeg and Alfonso Dato, Tara Lalaine Natividad and Luisa Galang.

Chanum Foundation president, Jordan Mang-osan and Frenchman, Damien Noll will also be doing demonstrations on solar drawing.

Both artists use the power of the sun to create their chosen masterpieces with Mang-osan known to be the lone professional Solar artist in the country, using the sunrays to burn and etch images on wood while Noll, practices his solar art on animal bones, touring the globe with his work.

Mang-osan who leads the Tam –Awan Village Artist Group, has welcomed Noll to partake of Cordilleran culture.

On Friday, December 9, a lecture on Mountain Province Peace Pacts by Floro Wageyen followed by a demonstration.

Artists will also converge to talk on the importance of gallery promotion, maintenance and set-up.

While on Saturday, a Talk on Universal Peace Sign Symbols by Roland Cruz of the Ayala Museum will commence.

The Philippine Art Educators Association (PAEA) will spearhead the “Daloy ng Kapayapaan sa Diwa ng Buhay, Edukasyon at Sining” talk and workshop.

Chanum Foundation with its continued partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts had bankrolled the 7th Tam-awan International Arts Festival (TIAF) themed “Peace Pacts.”

The festival aimed to empower artists as well as communities highlighting the arts, culture and heritage as well as the capacity of artists to contribute to society and reach people with their art.
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