Philippine Daily Inquirer / 02:58 PM June 28, 2022
The human experience consists mainly of shades, shapes and stories.
The artists who make up ARTipolo, an art organization founded in 2014 and based in Rizal province, know this only too well. As a group, ARTipolo uses its creative power to bring forth “a common narrative condensed from the individual stories of each of the members.”
ARTipolo contends that, “shared individual stories become part of the collective narrative—or social history”—and eventually woven into the fabric of the national psyche.
To amplify this philosophy, Robinsons Land’s ARTablado recently signed an agreement with PARC Foundation and ARTipolo to mount “ARTiPARC: Shades, Shapes, and Stories,” on view from July 1 to July 15 at ARTablado at Robinsons Galleria.
The show features the works of 75 artists—a celebration of unity among its members, but also a testament to the sublimity of diversity, with each ARTipolo artist having his or her own distinctive style and artistic strategy.
Robinsons Land ARTablado provides a platform for the members of ARTipolo to present every shade, shape and story of the human experience, all the transcendent hues of the examined life.
Using art as its platform, ARTipolo has been able to raise funds for various charitable and professional organizations. Beneficiaries of these exhibits and auctions are mostly youth and children.
“ARTiPARC” also benefits PARC Foundation which transforms the lives of underprivileged youths.
Participating artists are: Alexandra Monserrat, Amado Ongtauco, Amador Inlayo, Aminah Sioson, Antonette Literal-Tulay, Aris Ventures, Ber Nardo, Bernardo Matias, Celes “Onit” Untalan, Cha M. Baladjay, Charmaine Marie De Chavez, Chrisellie C. Guzik, Cindy Grace A. Santiago, Corazon Gaufo Patarata, Crishaira Peliño-Bode; Dana Bote, Daphne Lagunay, Dea Solis, Diane Cabas, Don Cabanza, Dyna Quizon Ondoy, Eleanor Habal Robleza, Gem Yonzon Blanco, Gerry Marasigan, Hilario Barrozo, Jaspreet Kaur, Jayson Z. Borlon, Jenella L. Medina, Jerry Ybañez Contridas, JM Guzik, Joemari Cagas, Jun Vicaldo, Katlene S. Enriquez, Krister Isip, Liana Mariz P. Mesina, Lyndon Garrovillas; Mac Baladjay, Mae Dy De Veyra, Marge DC Gomez, Maria Len len Moriones, Marie Claire, Marites Paragas-Mesina, Marj Sula-Aquino, Mark Joseph Beloria, Marlo Avila Roxas, Marque De Leon, Martha Poblador-Tan, Mary Rose Gob, Mathilda Sula-Sun, Michael Ocmer Briquillo, Michelle Diwa; Nanette Cruz, Nelson Basa, Nelson Dela Cruz, Nelson Francisco, Nelson Medina, Noel Martinez Basa, Norberto Villez, Pauline Dela Cruz, Pol A. Mesina Jr., Ramil S. Rodriguez, Ran Bolivar, Rod Lopez, Rod Talde, Rodgie Gapayao, Roland Tulay, Rymer Gengoni, Sharisse Atacador, Sonny F. Perida, Tam Urao, Veronica Dumlao, Vivian Nocum Limpin, Ysmael Ablao Fontanilla, Yurika Palmones and Zyril Contridas.
This is the biggest show Robinsons Land ARTablado has hosted since its debut in 2020.