Embracing the shared value of giving, outstanding artist Andres Barrioquinto unites with the Asian Cultural Council (ACC) as it celebrates its 55th anniversary this year through a special benefit exhibition of portraits.
Unveiling on Nov. 8 at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Portraits by Andres Barrioquinto highlights the artist’s creative progression as he expresses his personal take on contemporary portraiture.
The show features a collection of eighteen (18) portraits, representing a cross-section of industry leaders, patrons, creatives, and connoisseurs, among them, Cecile Ang, Grace Ang, Grace Barbers–Baja, Abigail Binay-Campos, Ben Chan, Lita Cruz,Baby Fores-Araneta, Juliana Gomez, Richard Gomez, Lucy Torres-Gomez, Small Laude, Jessica Kienle-Maxwell, Josie Natori, Sheila Romero, Robert Bjork “Robbie” Santos, Audrey Tan-Zubiri, Bea Zobel, and Kevin Zonnenberg.
Barrioquinto takes this privilege to give back by supporting young Filipino artists and future grantees of the ACC Philippine Fellowship. To date, over 400 Filipino artists, educators and scholars across arts disciplines have been supported by the ACC grants program since 1963, through the stewardship of ACC New York and ACC Philippines Foundation.
For 2018, recipients of the ACC Grant are Joseph Keith Anicoche (theater actor-director and performance curator), Marika Constantino (visual artist, curator, program director), Maria Joselina Anna G. Cruz (museum curator), Zeny May Recidoro (art writer, curator), Anna Margarita Reyes (dance artist, filmmaker), Elena Comendador and Elizabeth Roxas (Interdisciplinary artists, choreographers, educators), and Grace Nono (music performing artist, ethnomusicologist-scholar).
They join the company of esteemed ACC fellowship alumni--National Artists Jose Joya, Ramon P. Santos, and Alice Reyes; multi-awarded artists and some of the most dynamic trailblazers in the arts scene--Gino Gonzales (Theater Design), Myra Beltran(Dance), Dr. Patrick Flores (Museum Studies), Delphine Buencamino (Theatre), Dexter dela Peña (Film), and Leeroy New(Visual Arts), to name a few.
In partnership with the National Museum, Portraits by Andres Barrioquinto goes for a special week-long run until Nov. 15 at the Pres. Sergio Osmeña Hall, National Museum of Fine Arts, Padre Burgos Avenue, Manila.
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