THE painting restoration of Angeles City’s 19 previous mayors will soon be unveiled, as 13 portraits have been finished and turned over to Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr.’s Executive Assistant IV Reina Manuel and Angeles City Tourism Officer-in-Charge Anneleen Antonio-Sugui on July 14, 2021.
According to Manuel, part of the project is also the restoration process of the portrait frames. They will be displayed at the newly-built mini gallery in the City Hall lobby.
The six paintings are still on its restoration process with painter Romeo Monte, a former member of the now defunct Angeles City Painters Association.
It can be recalled that the 19 paintings were found last April accumulating dust at the storage of City Hall’s General Services Office (GSO).
Lazatin immediately instructed Manuel and Antonio-Sugui to restore the paintings as most of them have been damaged with faded colors and molds.