Consul Arman Talbo (2nd from left) together with the artists (L-R) Henry Lim, Art Zamora, and Rene Canlas during the talkback at the Opening Reception of Contemporaneo Filipina. (Photo by Philippine Center New York)
New York– Visual artworks of eight Filipino UgnaySining artists from the Philippines and the United States were on display at the Philippine Center in New York from 29 July 2019 until 9 August 2019.
Art Zamora’s landscape acrylic paintings. (Photo by Philippine Center New York)
Dubbed as “Contemporeano Filipiniana,” the exhibit featured the varying styles showcasing the ingenuity and artistic talents of Art Zamora, Rene V. Canlas, Maryrose Gisbert, Henry Lim, Ted Luna, Oying Madrilejos, Bonnie Jimenez, and Erwin Canlas. Their collaborative works range from painting, wood art to photography.
Henry Lim’s intricate wood sculpture depicting the Philippine eagle, Manny Pacquiao and Efren “Bata” Reyes. (Photo by Philippine Center New York)
During the opening cocktail reception on 29 July, the artists were able to convey the inspiration behind their personal art journeys at UgnaySining Manila, which was established to unite visual artists in the Philippines through arts regardless of the medium they used or genre they are accustomed to.
MaryroseGisbert’s acrylic paintings entitled “Woman” (left) and “Mother and Child” (right) (Photo by Philippine Center New York)
Consul Arman Talbo thanked the artists for choosing the Philippine Center New York to display their recent works. He added that the Philippine Center supports Filipino and Filipino-American artists by providing them the venue where they can promote their artwork to the Filipino-American community and mainstream American public.