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Dining destination celebrates Filipino creativity with painting exhibit

Eight talented local artists led by renowned painter Fernando Sena came together to celebrate creativity and the indomitable Filipino spirit in an exhibit hosted by 13 Ubay in Quezon City. 

Dining destination celebrates Filipino creativity with painting exhibit
Renowned artist Fernando Cena (2nd from right) together with seven other local artists. With him at the opening are Bayen Tinga, President of Philippine Art Awards, 13 Ubay’s Zaza Sarmiento, Josie Manuel, Edna Sarmiento, and Engineer Edwin Soliman.
Sena, who is best known for his still life renderings of the ubiquitous pan de sal, is joined by Bernardo Maac, Mario Villanueva,  Angelito Lepalma, Agnes Batallones, Jojo Garcia, Dennis Tresvalles, and Joval Kisinamal in a special, month-long art exhibit at the restaurant titled Embracing Filipino Food and Art. 

Guests at the restaurant can appreciate the artworks that range from still life, to street scenes, and abstracts, all done in vivid colors and in different forms and techniques that capture the eye and imagination. 

The food and ambience at 13 Ubay make the perfect backdrop for this artistic endeavor, as the menu is composed of food that is familiar to the Filipino palate, with bestsellers such as Beef Pares, Chicken Inasal, and SinaingnaTulingan, in a setting that is homey and approachable. 

During the opening ceremony for Embracing Food and Art, Sena congratulated 13 Ubay for the exhibit concept, saying that he hopes that will be more venues to highlight Filipino talent in visual arts. 

The restaurant welcomes more collaborations with local artists as it hopes to establish itself as an art hub in Quezon City while providing its guests with visual and gustatory feasts through its ambience and home-style Filipino food. 

The Embracing Food and Art exhibit at 13 UBAY is still ongoing.

The Banawe neighborhood restaurant is located at 13 Ubay St., Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City. For more information and to view the menu, visit 13 UBAY on Facebook and Instagram.

Topics: Fernando Sena , 13 Ubay , Bernardo Maac , Mario Villanueva ,   Angelito Lepalma , Embracing Food and Art exhibit
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