THE Tam-awan group of artists will feature over 50 Cordillera artworks at the Ayala Museum ArtistSpace in Makati on February 10 for an exhibit dubbed "Tradition and Innovation II."

Chanum Foundation Vice President Chit Asignacion said the artists are now ready with their works for the first group show of the year slated from February 10 to 22.

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The group broke into the ArtistSpace last year with their initial exhibit featuring 25 selected pieces from the Tam-awan collection, giving viewers a taste of Cordillera traditional art with a modern twist.

The success of the first exhibit paved the way for a repeat performance. With a richer showcase of Cordillera culture, the group show offers a peak at the way of life of the people the highlands, their food, traditions, dances and rituals through art in different mediums.

Top artists to exhibit their work are Jordan Mang-osan, Leonard Aguinaldo, Ged Alangui, Roland Bay-an, James Gabito, Patric Palasi, Edwin Macadaeg, John Belocura, Randy Nimer, Art Lozano, Gener Benedicto, Clinton Aniversario, Mark Tandoyog, Alfonso Dato and Alfred Dato.

Tam-awan Village is one of the city's top attractions created by the Chunum Foundation in 1998.

Tam-awan Village has become a part of the city and is one of the few thriving places where culture and arts can be appreciated.

Asignacion said a screening process has been established to be able to get the best artists in their roster to display their work at the Ayala museum.

ArtistSpace is a commercial-run gallery owned by Ayala Museum, dedicated to promote Philippine contemporary art and talent.