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Glan holds first visual arts exhibit

ALABEL, Sarangani (February 22, 2021) - In celebration of the National Arts Month this February, the Mag’glang Visual Artists of Glan town is set to stage an art exhibit that endeavors to showcase the unique craftsmanship and masterpieces of the town’s local visual artists.

The exhibit named “Tour De Force”, which means an impressive performance or achievement that has been accomplished or attained with great skills, will run from February 22 to 26 which will display an array of visual arts including painting, sculpture, and relief- a sculptural technique where the sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material.

Jason Dona-al, Mag’glang Visual Artists founder and chairman of the committee on visual arts- Glan Culture and Arts Council, said “this exhibit will be one of the best ways of showcasing how talented Glanians really are when it comes to arts and crafts and will also be a way of showcasing to the public how are we preserving our unique and rich culture through arts.”

The conduct of the week-long art exhibit will be held at the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office lobby and will be opened to the public guided by the implementation of the Covid-19 minimum health protocols.

Dona-al disclosed that aside from the exhibit, the guild will also have various activities such as art talks, oil painting workshop, and collaboration painting which he said “may isang malaking canvas tayong ipo-provide then an artist will paint or put anything doon.”

“The term Mag’glang,” Dona-al said, “ay galing sa native dialect dito sa Glan before na ang ibig sabihin ay sharp kung saan nanggaling din ang present name ng Glan.”

The Mag’glang Visual Artists is a home-grown guild of visual artists in Glan established in 2018 and has already produced several nationally renowned artists. With a current number of 15 members, the Mag’Glang Visual Artists aim to use the upcoming exhibit to invite and inspire other potential artists to pursue their journey in arts.

“We would like also to emphasize that this exhibit would not be possible without the full support of the Glan Culture and Arts Council duly supported by Mayor Vivien Yap,” said Dona-al.

“I am inviting all art enthusiasts, sponsors, patrons, and even those na hindi masyadong mahilig sa arts to visit and at least ma open-up lang man yung kanilang mundo sa sining at matunghayan nila itong ating visual arts exhibit,” he added.

The annual celebration of the National Arts Month was started in 1991 through Presidential Proclamation 683 declaring the month of February as the National Arts Month. (Joshua John S. Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

Photo by Mag’glang Visual Artists

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