Tuesday, June 24, 2008


On June 28, to coincide with Makati's Salcedo Market’s fourth anniversary, a section of Velasquez Park will be transformed once again into an outdoor art gallery for the fifth edition of Art in the Park.

From 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., art lovers, enthusiasts, and collectors can wander the tents and browse artworks at leisure, perhaps, even, find a gem of a bargain or two All paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture will be priced at P20,000 and below, in keeping with Art in the Park’s intent, that art be made accessible and affordable to as many people as possible.

And as a different take on this year's anniversary celebration, Art in the Park transforms into Art After Dark -- an evening art fair.

Beneath the warm glow of lanterns hung on trees, and in an atmosphere made mellow with jazz music from saxophonist Vince Lahorra, visitors can pop into any one of six “art spaces,” and interact with, or handle, the pieces on display—wield the cold, weighty steel of a sculpture, or sweep a hand over the smooth, fine finish of a chair—as well as discover more treasures in the assortment of paintings, photographs, and prints.

Right outside the “art spaces,” cocktail tables will also be set up, while Terry’s will be providing a cash drinks and tapas bar, inviting visitors to linger awhile and admire the art, with a plate of tapas or a glass of wine in hand.

This first-ever, evening art fair, to be held from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., will showcase the works of an impressive line-up of artists and art groups like Agnes Arellano, Space Philippines, Avellana Art Gallery, Charlie Co, Art Cabinet and Alliance Française. The pieces on sale are guaranteed to be beautifully provocative, one-of-a-kind, and well worth the investment.

Now a bi-annual event (held every June and November), Art in the Park features a mix of established and emerging artists, art galleries, and art groups, ensuring a diverse range of interesting and unique pieces. Among the participants this June are: Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan, Art Inday, Art Wednesday, L’Arc en Ciel, Neo-Angono Artist Collective, Philippine Association of Printmakers, Putik, Sheer Joy, Art Informal, Blanc Art Space, Galeria de las Islas, Galerie Astra, Nineveh Artspace, Tin-Aw Art Gallery, Jay Camus, John Silva, Whitebox Studio, Ral Arrogante, Anthony Palomo, Jonathan and Mariano Ching, FEATI University, U.P. College of Fine Arts, Far Eastern University and finalists from the PLDT-DPC Visual Arts National Competition.

Proceeds from Art in the Park and Art After Dark will go towards supporting the projects of the Museum Foundation of the Philippines and the National Museum.

For more information, contact Menchie Duremdes or Elvie Magpayo at 404-2685, or send an e-mail to info@museumfoundationph.org. Office hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesdays to Fridays; and from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Luna by Charlie Co

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posted by Señor Enrique at 8:33 AM


Blogger nutart said...

hey, Eric! I didn't know that! Thanks for the info! They just told me to come :-) Hope to see you and talk more lenghtily with you!

June 24, 2008 9:33 AM  

Blogger JayAshKal said...

Wow, art pieces for less than PHP20,000 and for a good cause to boot! Even if one could not afford these art pieces, just priveleged to appreciate and see them is a reward in itself.

Eric, hope to see pictures of this art exhibits.

BTW I love the Old Manila post and especially the 1930's film.


June 24, 2008 10:34 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like that painting.... :)

June 24, 2008 1:56 PM  

Blogger Unknown said...

Hey, Eric. Thanks for posting this. Finally, I'm going to see the fair and art exhibit, primarily to see our friend, Bernadette.:) Hope to see you there, too!

June 24, 2008 6:15 PM  

Blogger Ebb Tide said...

Wouldn't it be? nice to attend this art show? Distance will not make it possible for me to be there but I'd like to express my best wishes to everybody working and joining the sart shows.

June 25, 2008 6:29 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's nice to know that good pieces of artwork will be available at more affordable prices.

By the way, Charlie Co is from Bacolod City. :)

June 25, 2008 8:17 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

My pleasure, Bernadette!

Unfortunately, the photo shoot that was canceled last Saturday due to the rain was rescheduled for this Saturday. I won't be able to attend :(

June 26, 2008 9:28 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Thanks, Mario! Glad you like them.

Regrettably, I won't be able to cover this event due to a prior commitment.

June 26, 2008 9:29 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

It is anice one, ain't it, Joy?

June 26, 2008 9:30 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Unfortunately, due to a prior commitment, won't be able to attend and cover this event, Luna :(

I would've love to.

June 26, 2008 9:31 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Ebb Tide!

Perhaps, one of these days, you'll get to join this fair as an exhibitor as well, not only to attend it.

June 26, 2008 9:32 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Lots of talent in Bacolod, indeed!

Yes, Bugsy, this is a good place to acquire some artworks at a good price.

June 26, 2008 9:33 AM  

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