Filipinotown, Los Angeles to hold month-long art and photography exposition

Vics Magsaysay

A VALUABLE photography collection on World Heritage sites in the Philippines, as declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), will be the main feature of a month-long exposition of arts and photography in Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles in October.

The collection, a labor of love from multi-awarded artist, writer, poet, lensman and one of Beyond Deadlines resident arts and culture writer Vics Magsaysay; is part of Pamana ng Lahi, a month-long exposition of photography and visual arts at the Filipino Cultural Center at 1740 W Temple St., Los Angeles 90026.

The month of October is observed by the Filipino community as the Filipino American History Month since 1988; and this contemporary practice has been officially recognized by the 111th Congress of the United States of America in 2009 through House Resolution 780.

Pamana ng Lahi is a joint undertaking of the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) and the Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC).

The undertaking, amply titled Pamana ng Lahi, will gather Filipino American photographers and visual artists from the City of Los Angeles and suburbs to showcase Filipino American culture, arts and history. And more so, to represent the thoughts, skills and emotions of Filipino American photographers and visual artists.

The following are the schedule of events to be held at the Filipino Cultural Center at 1740 W Temple St., Los Angeles 90026:

  • October 4, 2017 opening ceremony at 6:00 p.m. Filipino Cultural Center at 1740 W Temple St., Los Angeles 90026.
  • October 4 to 11: Exhibit of a collection of photographs by celebrated artist Vics Magsaysay on World Heritage sites in the Philippines as declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
  • October 12 to 18: Exhibit of paintings about Philippine culture and arts by both distinguished and upcoming Filipino American artists.
  • October 19 to 27: Exhibit of news photograph entries to the “Best Picture of the Year” contest among Filipino American news photographers, professional photographers and social media contributors.
  • October 28: Closing ceremony. Awarding of plaques and trophy to the winner of “Best Picture of the Year” photo contest winners.

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