The Artery Manila, in cooperation with Gallery Nine, presents “So Be It,” the seventh annual Kristo Manila art exhibit.
The Artery Manila, a literary and visual arts group based in Malate, has been producing the annual Lenten exhibitions since 2005. Kristo Manila has since been an alternative venue for reflection and meditation in observance of the Holy Week.
More than 100 artists, including painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers and graffiti artists, are joining this year’s event.
Participants are Raul Agner, Leonard Aguinaldo, Hermes Alegre, Daniel Aligaen, Tet Ureta Aligaen, Ral Arrogante, Jun Alvarez, Reynaldo Amido, Felix Amoncio, Mark Arcamo, Rey Aurelio, Jojo Austria, Pandy Aviado, Aris Bagtas, Anton Balão, Jojo Ballo, Aldrin Baluyot, Flor Español Baradi, Grandier Bella, Yveese Belen, Jet Bernal, Benjie Bisaya, Gerrico Blanco, Michael Cacnio, Henri Cainglet, Franklin Caña, Ross Capili, Addie Cukingnan, Roen Bustos Capule, Salvador Ching, Seb Chua, Geloy Concepcion, Voltaire Contreras, Salvador Convocar, Cris Cruz, Ben Cenizal, Thomas Daquioag, Anna de Leon, Sherwin de Leon, Farley del Rosario, Danny Rayos del Sol, Rolly de la Cruz, Camille de la Rosa, Jun de los Santos, Robert Deniega, Ross Dionisio, Norman Dreo, Clarence Eduarte, Jaypee Enriquez, Alfred Esquillo, Anthony Fermin, Egai Fernandez, Iana Forbes, Heidi Franco, Caloy Gabuco, Carla Gamalinda, Shalimar Gonzaga, Rudolf Gonzales, Jaime Gubaton, Niño Hernandez, Rick Hernandez, Louie Ignácio, Juan Sajid Imao, Cathy Lasam, Dan Lerma, Rain Libiran, Ronnie Lim, Agang Maganda, Maria Magdamit, Lydia Manangan, Red Mansueto, Nick Masangkay, Norlie Meimban, Buhay Mendoza, Charmaigne Mendoza, Deng Coy Miel, Ferdie Montemayor, Eric Marquez, Honeylet Marquez, Oliver Marquez, Francis Nacion, Roel Obemio, Wilfredo Offemaria, Rodel Omampo, Andre Odavar, Carlito Ortega, Raphael Pagarigan, Paolo Picones, Jill Posadas, Noel Pama, Danilo Pangan, Edille Paras, Al Perez, Nix Puno, Omi Reyes, Ronald Ruiz, Chryz Rebutiaco, Danny Rodriguez, Vince Roque, Ton Raymundo, Jinggoy Salcedo, Eman Santos, Aner Sebastian, Ojing Senera, Janelle Tang, Marlon Tantoco, Rex Tatlonghari, Palma Tayona, Jomike Tejido, Rishab Tibon, Jilson Tiú, Christian Trinidad, Mar Torres, Gonzalo Uy, Joseph Villamar, Migs Villanueva, Orly Ypon and Pinggot Zulueta.
“We are very excited since this is the first time that other art forms, such as sculpture and photography, are included in the exhibit,” says Delan Lopez Robillos, managing director of The Artery Manila.
“We are also overwhelmed to know that over a hundred artists are participating. This is a first in the Kristo Manila exhibition and it simply means that we are getting positive reception from the art community regardless of faith or religion.”
“So Be It” will be held March 23-April 8 at Art Center, Megamall, Mandaluyong City.