Monday, March 26, 2007

Kristo Exhibit: 'Into Thy Hands'

The "Kristo" exhibits in Malolos, Bulacan was pioneered by Salvador Ching as part of his 'panata.' He annually invited fellow artists in this Lenten offering, featuring works that serve as their reflections on the passion of Christ.

In 2005, The Artery brought the Lenten art show to Manila for the first time as "Sabachthani," a highly lauded gathering of 46 emergent and established visual artists.

Last year over 50 artists participated in "Behold," the second noted Lenten offering.

This year, the presentation is dubbed "Into Thy Hands," taken from Christ's last words when with His last breath, He offered His spirit to God the Father. It is an invitation to viewers to affirm their faith in surrendering their very beings to the Almighty just as Christ gave His life for the salvation of man.

Participating artists are Agang, Hermes Alegre, Nune Alvarado, Jun Alvarez, Felix Amoncio, Jovito Andres, Ral Arrogante, Julio Austria, Virgilio Aviado, Yeye Babatuan, Aris Bagtas, Anton Balao, Jeps Belen, Art Bermido, Remy Boquiren, Angel Cacnio, Michael Cacnio, Froilan
Calayag, Buen Calubayan, Roen Capule, Noel Catacutan, Salvador Ching, Salvador Convocar, Marina Cruz, Melvin Culaba, Popoy Cusi, Ana De Leon, Farley Del Rosario, Fil Dela Cruz, Camille Dela Rosa, Robert Deniega, Ferdinand Doctolero, Norman Dreo, Anthony Fermin, Caloy Gabuco, Jose Ibay ,Dante Lerma, Lindslee, Ted Maddela, Mark Magistrado, Jun Martinez, Jason Montinola, Roel Obemio, Wilfredo Offemaria, Nemiranda, Jaime Pacena, Lynard Paras, Al Perez, Brenda Praico, Fred Ramirez, Cris Rebutiaco, Omi Reyes, Danny Santiago, Fidel Sarmiento, Aner Sebastian, Rodel Tapaya, Palma Tayona, Gonzalo Uy, Joey Velasco, Lydia Velasco, Joseph Villamar, Alvin Villaruel, Janice Young, and James Zabala.

The exhibit is curated by Jocelyn Tullao-Calubayan of the UST College of Fine Arts and Design Faculty. She obtained her Master's Degree in Cultural Heritage at the UST Graduate School after an internship program at the Cleveland Museum of Art, U.S.A. She is assisted by Buen Calubayan who is also a faculty member of the UST College of Fine Arts and Design.

All works have been priced uniformly as part of the show's proceeds shall benefit ABC (A Better Chance) Foundation.

"Into Thy Hands" is on view simultaneously at 1/of Gallery in Serendra and Choice Expression Gallery in Jupiter St., Makati. The show shall runs until April 14, 2007.

* Works shown are oil on canvas pieces by Salvador Convocar (sold) and Lindslee (sold).

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