Since 2005, Artery Manila has been presenting the “Kristo Manila” Lenten exhibitions.
Last year, the well-received show raised funds for book donations to the Aurora A. Quezon Elementary School in Manila and a public library in Malolos, Bulacan.
In cooperation with Artery is the Center for Art, New Ventures and Sustainable Development.
This year’s exhibition is “So Be It.” In the 14th chapter of Corinthians, when one utters “Amen,” or “So be it,” at the end of a prayer, one affirms the truthfulness of the foregoing words.
Adding to the diverse visual expressions, “Kristo Manila 2012” is also set to feature for the first time photographs, sculptures and digital art.
Among the invited artists are Kristo Malolos founder Salvador Ching, Franklin “Caña” Valencia, Norman Dreo, Roel Obemio, Hermes Alegre, Anna de Leon, Janelle Tang, Salvador Convocar, Migs Villanueva, Al Perez, Anton Balao, Daniel Aligaen, Rudolph Gonzales, Norlie Meimban, Henri Cainglet, Robert Deniega, Gerrico Blanco, Louie Ignacio, Carla Gamalinda, Tet Aligaen, Mark Arcamo, Farley del Rosario, Palma Tayona and Jaime Gubaton.
Also participating are media men Voltaire Contreras and Pinggot Zulueta. International editorial cartoonist Deng Coy Miel has also committed his work.
Singapore-based Filipino artist Wilfredo Offemaria Jr. and London-based Yveese Belen are also joining.
Sculptors invited are Ramon Orlina, Michael Cacnio, Juan Sajid Imao, Carlito Ortega, Danny Rayos del Sol, Maria Magdamit, Jinggoy Salcedo and Dr. Ton Raymundo.
Graffiti artist Geloy Concepcion and photographers Ross Capili, Heidi Franco and Jilson Tiu have confirmed the inclusion of their pieces.
More artists are expected to join the roster of “Kristo Manila 2012” as the opening nears.
“So Be It” will be held at the Art Center of Megamall, Mandaluyong City, March 23-April 8. The exhibition is presented by Artery Manila in cooperation with Gallery Nine.