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Art in the city

If you’re on the lookout for artworks by local artists, then the recent art shows that made its rounds in the city must have been the perfect time for you to spot a new favorite.

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

Art Mindanao exhibit in Abreeza

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

Art Mindanao exhibit in SM Lanang Premier

 

The VDFS Art Mindanao 2017 showcased a most impressive collection of artworks by both young and seasoned artists. It was the biggest gathering of painters and sculptors to date.

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

The artists & supporters at the exhibit opening in Abreeza Mall

 

 

Spearheaded by a group of artists, the Tabula Rasa, the series of art exhibits that ran for more than a month from April through May was showcased in seven malls and five hotels throughout the city.

In doing so, Tabula Rasa and its partners, aim to make Davao city the center of Mindanao art and culture.

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

On the spot portrait session at the opening of the SM Lanang Premier exhibit

 

I was able to visit a good number of exhibitions and look took noted down the names of the artists I want to follow, and perhaps own a piece to add to my personal collection.

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

Ken Medenilla’s signature hues on this untitled painting exhibited at SM Lanang Premier

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

Dominick Pilapil’s circular artwork displayed at the SM Lanang Premier

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

Mindanao fabric. Geolamen’s oil painting exhibited at SM Lanang Premier

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

Sculpture in resin. Don Quixote by Nicky Wijangco

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

Daryl Descallar’s chopping board art

 

Form the pool of Davao artists, I am admiring the works of Dominick Pilapil, Kim Valle, Roy Bollozos, Daryl Descallar along with Ken Medenilla, whom I spotted in an earlier exhibit and Ega Carreon, whose artwork is on my wall for years now.

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

Kim Valle & his art piece

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

George Abaigar & his acrylic art piece, You Make Me Feel Rich

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

Ega Carreon’s piece at the SM City exhibit

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

Dominick Pilapil & his politically charged piece, Bahala na si Batman

 

VDFS Art Mindanao 2017

Bryan Cabrera’s Interior; Birds, Perspective, & Silhouette

 

I am pretty sure this effort of the group in partnership with VDFS will encourage more artists to come out of their shells and add their names to the growing list of local artists.

Congratulations to the organizers and its numerous sponsors. May Davao and Mindanao art flourish!

 

Email me at jinggoysalvador@yahoo.com. For more lifestyle & travel stories, visit www.ofapplesandlemons.com & www.jeepneyjinggoy.com

Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper.

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