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75 Pampanga artists to hold exhibit in Clark

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CLARK FREEPORT, Pampanga—Clark is now the cradle of art and culture of Pampanga as 75 inspiring and professional artists will showcase their different creations during an exhibition at Clark Museum next month.

Andy Alvis, a consultant on art and culture of the Clark Development Corp., said the booming Clark must be interwoven with art and culture to stimulate the spirits and the mind.

Alvis, an artist himself, said different artists and craftsmen will showcase their creations in paining with different styles like oil, abstract, contemporary, woodcarving, drawings, sculpture, photography, design, fashion and jewelry.

He said mural paintings are needed most because they will decorate wall surfaces as an expression of ideas, emotions and beliefs in the rich culture of the province.

Avis said for the second time, artists in the different cities and municipalities will hold their exhibition under one roof, which aims to help them not only to market their products but also to serve as venue to improve their styles, techniques and creativity through a panel discussion of the latest trends and medium in the world of arts.

“This is the golden age of Pampanga artists,” Alvis said.

According to him, the artists found their patron in Noel Manankil, president and CEO of CDC, who believes the ongoing multibillion-peso development projects inside the Freeport must also be shared by everybody, specially the local artists whose works enhance spirits.

Aside from Manankil, other patrons who allowed the use of the modern Clark Museum, the depository the province history, are Jose “Ping” De Jesus, chairman of CDC and Vince Dizon, president and CEO of the Bases Conversion Development Authority.

The second phase of the exhibit will start on August 3 up to Oct. 6. This will also serve as an additional attraction to both local and foreign tourists visiting the Freeport.

Bennylee Bondoc, event and project manager said that among the participants in the second phase include the awardees of the Most Outstanding Capampangan Award (MOCA) like Claude Tayag, Alvaro Jimenez, Herminigildo Pineda, Leonaldo Tulabut, Rafael Maniago, and Willy Layug among others.

The artists’ creations range from P2,500 to P300,000 apiece.

The phase one of the exhibit ended on June 30 with 60 artists and their creations.

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