Call It A Day
A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment. ~ Lionel Trilling (1905-1975), American Critic
COFFEE PAINTINGS EXHIBIT CONCLUDED
Manila Art Gallery’s extended MANILA MIRRORS exhibit finally draws to a close and everything has to be packed in sturdy cases to be sent back to the studio. And there are those that will not make their way back to the studio anymore — a lighter trip back home, one would say. Or if they will make it back home, they will be shipped out the next day to their new owners.
It was a frantic two weeks for me as I had to be there at the gallery with my works and talk to guests and fans — young and old. But it was a fruitful stay at the Rockwell Center. Everyday brings out a fresh breed of excitement. I was able to gather up some photos of my most inspiring day, the Coffee Painting Workshop that Sunday afternoon of September 6.
Here are the photos ~
Not for kids only. The Coffee Painting Workshop attracted everyone. The grandmother seated above becomes fascinated with what the kids are painting.
Moms and Dads also immersed themselves into coffee painting with their kids.
Kids enjoyed the limelight this time.
During the workshop, Nescafe provided free-flowing coffee for drinks and for the painting while the art materials were provided by National Bookstore, situated just in front of the Archaeology site on the second level of the Power Plant Mall.
I am truly grateful for the support of my family and friends, all the sponsors who have participated in this wonderful two-week stint, and to you who have gone there to view my works.