ArtPh embarks on its first ever face-to-face exhibit this February 2023 with SIBOL
Since its launch in December 2020, ArtPh has had several online exhibits and sold out fundraising auctions. This year, ArtPh embarks on its first ever face-to-face group art exhibit entitled, "Sibol'" featuring the works of young, talented, and award-winning artists Neill Christian Simon Onza, Sonny Tolentino, Nestor Abayon, Jr., Eloy Muñoz, Jarren Dahan and the special participation of artist Ted Peñaflor, IV.
The exhibit is made possible through the support and partnership of Shangri-La Plaza and Styled Pop-Up Store and will be held from February 5 to 14, 2023 at the Atrium of the Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City. The exhibit is open to the public and can be viewed during mall hours.
According to Julius Babao, founding partner of ArtPh, this exhibit is their way of expanding their reach and making the appreciation of art more easily accessible to the public. "As our country moves forward with even more normalization activities, more and more people are going back to visiting malls. The increase in mall foot traffic will attract more people to see the exhibit and hopefully have a new appreciation of the work of our young homegrown Filipino artists. Our artists need all the support that they can get so that they can continue to do their art and also be inspired and evolve with their creativity." explained Babao, who is an art collector and advocate for Filipino artists.
ArtPh co-founder, Chinkee Tan, is happy about the artists line-up for the “Sibol” exhibit because he says that it is composed of very promising young artists that the gallery is proud to support. “We want to give our young Filipino artists more exposure so that their works can be appreciated by more people and having our first face-to-face exhibit enables us to further our advocacy in helping FIlipino artists,” added Tan, who is more commonly known as the pambansang wealth coach.
“Sibol” is curated by the tandem of Lori Jurvida and Christine Babao, who are also ArtPh co-founders. “We are excited to be able to mount our first face-to-face exhibit and at the Shangri-La no less, we are so happy to partner with Shangri-La Plaza and Styled Pop and their support for our local artists and their works will surely help promote the love of art and its appreciation. We have endured so many challenges in recent years and it's about time that we focus on the more beautiful side of life. Art serves as an inspiration for so many of us who are undergoing hardships in life,” extolled Babao who also runs the Styled Pop store at the Shangri-La Plaza. For her part, Lori Jurvida, who is a mainstay of the Art Gallery scene and an art collector herself, is happy that ArtPh is able to spread its wings this 2023 and mount its maiden face-to-face exhibit. "Having our first actual physical exhibit is a reaffirmation of our commitment to help our young Filipino artists. And to be able to mount" Sibol" at the Shangri-La Plaza Atrium is only fitting because the mall has been known to be a strong supporter of local culture and the arts," explained Jurvida.
The “Sibol” Exhibit runs from February 5 to 14, 2023 in line with the "For the Love of Art" themed celebration of National Arts Month at the East Atrium of the Shangri-La Plaza in Mandaluyong City.
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