AdZU Gallery Opens Group Art Exhibit
In line with the celebration of National Arts Month, the AdZu Gallery of the Peninsula and the Archipelago unveils a group art exhibit entitled “Paglawig: Sailing for Peace” on February 14, 2014. This was participated by eight outstanding local artists from Zamboanga del Sur.
The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony started with an opening prayer led by Twienamy Campos followed by a Welcome Message from a local artist and AdZU professor, Sandra A. Jamiro. The artists were presented by Chester Mato, representative of the National Commitee on Visual Arts and National Commission for Culture and the Arts for Western Mindanao.Artists such as Ezercasim Dante Sanchez, Francis Lorenzo, and Teofilo Torino with other art enthusiasts were among the witnesses during during the opening ceremony.
The local artists who showcased their exhibits are the following: Jose Armin S. Virata, Alex J. Amores, Doroteo C. Alum Jr., Alexis R. Almira, Renante Aninon, Mark Earl John Cabatuan, Aileen Cabatuan, and Tomas Cabatuan Jr. These artists are teachers from Poblacion Tabina, Zamboanga del Sur. They are founders of an artist group called “Tabina Artist Organization,” which was founded on 2011. Their masterpieces were also showcased in Capitol University, Kabasalan Art Gallery, Kalinawa Arts Foundation, and the Philippine Visual Arts Festival.
“Paglawig: Sailing for Peace is an exhibit of painting and sculptures and we’re trying to display artworks which depict our intention to promote peace and harmony,” one of the artists, Tomas “Rocky” Cabatuan shared.The exhibit runs until March 8, 2014.The ADZU GPA hosts art exhibits every year to showcase masterpieces of local artists. The office’s main goal is to introduce art to the community and produce local talents particularly in Western Mindanao.