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“Upland Harvest” by Jordan Mang-osan

ManilArt 2014 kick-off exhibits open in Dumaguete, Intramuros

“Filipina” by Ibrahim Ghazala

ManilArt 2014 kicks off with an art exhibit opening this week at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in Intramuros, Manila. Theme this year is “Crossing Borders, Bridging Cultures.”


“Salpung,” Visayan word for “to go over” or “cross over,” is a cultural immersion endeavor that aims to establish and promote inter-regional and international art linkages. It also seeks to develop a model working partnership program between local and international galleries and artists.


“SA LIKOD ng Reyalidad” by Art Lozano

Guest Egyptian artist Ibrahim Ghazala, editor of Alkhaya Art Magazine, director of Luxor International Art Studios, and general commissar of Luxor International Symposium for Painting, joins Filipino artists in the cross-cultural interaction.


“King of the Road” by GonzaloUy

Two “Salpung” exhibitions will run concurrently. Earlier, the exhibit opened at the Mariyah Gallery in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.


Ibrahim Ghazala is joined in Salpung’s Manila leg by London-based Filipino artist Yveese Belen, Kitty Taniguchi from Dumaguete, Anthony Fermin from Bacolod, Jordan Mang-osan, Art Lozano and Agang Maganda from Baguio, Farley del Rosario from Zambales, Tres Roman from Quezon, Felix Amoncio from Rizal, Wilfredo Offemaria, Jr. and Gonzalo Uy from Bulacan, and Mark Arcamo, Jojo Ballo, Anton Balao, Jomike Tejido, Cathy Lasam, Janelle Tang and Jill Arwen Posadas from Manila.


The exhibits and events that lead up to ManilArt 2014 are meant to offer the public more viewing opportunities with the art fair itself as culmination.


“Upland Harvest” by Jordan Mang-osan

The 2014 ManilArt will be held at SMX Aura Convention Center, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Oct. 15-19. For details, call or text 0917-3262925 or e-mail [email protected] Visit or see ManilArt on facebook.


“Salpung,” the Manila leg, opens 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 3 at the NCCA Gallery, ground floor, NCCA Building, 633 General Luna Street, Intramuros, Manila. For more details, call Bryan Llapitan at tel. 5272192 loc. 512 or Mimi Santos at 9352077.