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‘Salangian’ to showcase Kapampangan artworks

Kapampangan artists will come together for the group exhibit, dubbed “Salangian,” happening on April 27 at the Clark Museum. 

Noemi Julian, manager of Tourism and Promotions Division of Clark Development Corporation said that about 80 Kapampangan artists will join the event, and more than 100 of their artworks will be exhibited at the Gallery 2 of Clark Museum.

Julian said a gala is scheduled on April 26 and the exhibit will be open to the public the following day.

Thelma Ocampo, CDC assistant vice president, dons a creation of Kapampangan fashion designer Philip Torres called Pidayit, which means putting together beadwork, fabrics, and embroidery to create a new one. 

Andy Alviz, one of the featured artists and lead organizer, said the activity will serve as a platform to celebrate the creativity and artistry of Kapampangan painters, sculptors, and other artists. He also cited the suitability of Clark as the location for the event.

“It’s high time we celebrate the artistry and creativity of the artists,” enthused Alviz. “Clark is booming and there will be a lot of demands for art pieces for hotels, condos, offices, and restaurants. Now is the time for artists to come to Clark.”

Alviz also furthered that the “openness and support to the Kapampangan art and culture” are factors which make Clark their ideal spot for the exhibit; he also cited the support of managers of this Freeport.

Some sculptures in the art exhibit reflect cultural artistry and heritage of Kapampangans

“Clark was chosen for the exhibit because of its openness and support to the Kapampangan art and culture. Bases Conversion Development Authority president and chief executive Vivencio B. Dizon and Clark Development Corporation president and chief executive Noel F. Manankil are both excited and gave an all-out support for the biggest gathering of Kapampangan artists,” he said.

Part of the works to be displayed are the artworks of sculptor Willy Layug and painter Rafael Maniago, among others. 

The exhibit is also part of the 25th Anniversary of CDC and the creation of this Freeport.

Topics: Salangian , Noemi Julia , Tourism and Promotions Division , Clark Development Corporation , Andy Alviz , Vivencio B. Dizon
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