MANILA, Philippines—Metro Manila’s art scene is all abuzz as Ortigas & Company holds a month-long art festival to bring art closer to the hearts and minds of the Filipinos just in time for National Arts Month.
The Ortigas Art Festival is sure to captivate art lovers from all walks of life with well-curated art pieces that reflect the country’s evolving art scene. With Estancia being home to Ortigas’ first art festival, this will surely showcase Ortigas & Company’s commitment to promote Filipino creativity and ingenuity.
Recognizing its role in bringing the arts to everyone, Estancia has made sure that the art festival will be exciting and interesting to mall visitors by shining the spotlight on contemporary art pieces. The art festival is being held in partnership with Alfredo Esquillo’s Eskinita Gallery, known as an alternative platform for artists and an “art project” that continues to evolve in the “here and now” of contemporary art.
Coping Mechanism by Anthony Victoria, etching on aluminum
Estancia’s Bridgeway will be transformed into an art space featuring unique exhibits and creative workshops from February 23 to March 26. Watercolors, portraits, sculptures and other forms of art come together to transform public space into a unique artistic showcase
To be featured are the works of artists Allison Wong-David, known for her imaginative stainless steel works; Helen Mirasol, who effortlessly captures the simplest and most beautiful things through photography; and Peter Sutcliffe, established watercolor artist and art teacher.
Visitors can also check out solo exhibits by up and coming artists Anthony Victoria, Arvi Fetalvero, Bon Mujeres, Ged Merino, and Richard Buxani, all of who experiment with various materials to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
Taha Na by Annie Concepcion from the collection Sheer
Equally interesting are collaborations showcased in group exhibits by Tuklas, Biskeg, KalyeKolektib, and Eskinita Kontemporaryo.
For a more interactive experience and immerse visitors in the arts, various activities have also been lined up, which visitors can join for free.
On March 4 and 25, Peter Sutcliffe holds a Watercolor Tutorial. For those who want painting sessions, Ato Habulan will hold an Alla Prima Painting session on March 11. For those who want to see how art turns from concept to reality, Kalye Kolektib will hold Live Art: Mural Making on March 18.
“Ortigas & Company has always supported the arts. By holding an art festival in Estancia, we hope to make art more meaningful and accessible. It is also our way of fostering a deeper regard for the art and cultural scene, while offering a new experience for mall patrons and the Capitol Commons community,” said Arch. Renee Bacani, VP Ortigas & Company.
About Ortigas & Company
Ortigas & Company is one of the pioneers in real estate development in the Philippines. Now on its 86th year, the company continues to build great places for life through its iconic estates for living, shopping, business, and entertainment. It is the developer behind some of Metro Manila’s best-known master planned and mixed-use developments: Greenhills, Ortigas East, Capitol Commons, and Circulo Verde. For more information, visit www.ortigas.com.ph or call 633-1580.