Visual artist Ma. Victoria Ortega-Pollisco mounts her first exhibit for 2018 at the Sunshine Place, a senior recreation center in Makati.
Last year, Pollisoc had two successful solo art exhibits, one at Chef Jessie Restaurant in Rockwell Club and another at the Rose Bowl exhibition in Bauang, La Union—her home province.
Pollisco first met her oil/acrylic painting teacher and mentor Fidel Sarmiento who was then teaching kids at ECCA, in 2008. When ECCA closed in 2013, she asked around where she could get in touch with Sarmiento and when she found out that he was teaching at the Senior Hub, she asked him if she could join his classes even if she was not yet a senior.
Thankfully, she was allowed to join the group. For Pollisco, who’s exhibiting her works at the recreation center, it is such a joy to do and learn new things in the company of her classmates at Sunshine Place who are mostly seniors, and heartwarming for students like her when their paintings get appreciated and sold.
“We have Sunshine Place to thank for providing us with the venue to use our time productively, and we have our mentors to thank in bringing out the creativity we never thought we had in us,” she said.
Pollisco’s paintings will be displayed until April 15.
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