IN LINE with National Heritage Month, an exclusive group of artists thought of painting Cebu’s old streets, buildings and lifestyle, as depicted from the book “Glimpses of Old Cebu” by Lucy Urgello Miller, and presenting their works in an exhibit.
This art group, Arkisketchers Cebu, is made up of architects who are also passionate about watercolor painting. For the exhibit dubbed “Sugbo Kaniadto” at SM Seaside City Cebu, 15 artists made 50 full-sized paintings which provided a glimpse of the old Cebu before it reached the milestone of modernization. Situated at the mall’s Mountain Wing bridgeway, the exhibit will run until June 9.
Arkisketchers Cebu was formed in 2016, when a group of architect-artists regularly converged on afternoons, painting anything and everything about Cebu. Since then, the group thought of incorporating the themes of conservation and awareness of heritage art into its works.
In the exhibit, one not only gets to see the stunning watercolor paintings themselves but also the photographs which inspired each work of art.
Aside from the beauty of appreciating art, Arkisketchers Cebu is also an art group with a cause: a part of the proceeds of all the paintings will be donated to buy medicine for children with cancer under the care of Cancer Warriors Foundation - Cebu Chapter. (PR)