PHILIPPINE Consul General in Los Angeles Adelio Angelito S. Cruz is set to attend the next month’s Pamana ng Lahi exposition at the Filipino Cultural Center in the Historic Filipinotown in Los Angeles to show the government’s support for Filipino artists.
Emily Manansala-Roberts, president emeritus of Philippine Institute of Language, Arts and Culture (PILAC) made the announcement shortly after receiving a confirmation from the office of Consul General Cruz.
Cruz is expected to lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony and to give an inspirational speech in connection with the celebration of the Filipino American History Month in the US.
Meanwhile, PILAC president Bernie Targa-Ganon has announced the list of participating artists to the Pamana ng Lahi art exhibit.
Ganon said the distinguished artists who made it to the PILAC’s short list were Rey Zipagan, Raul Deodato Arellano, Bienvenido “Boi” Sibug, Luz Balbin-Spanks, Juan “Magoo” Valencia, Johnny Esj. Otilano, Sal Budhz Floriano, Parts Bagani, Jerry Esguerra and Beyond Deadlines’ resident Culture and the Arts writer Vics Magsaysay.
Ganon also announced that the three winners to the “Best Picture of the Year” news photography contest at the conclusion of the month-long exposition will get trophies and cash prizes.
Details about the photography contest are to be announced soon, Ganon added.
Audience will get to see a valuable photography collection on World Heritage sites in the Philippines, as declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The collection is a labor of love from multi-awarded artist, writer, poet and lensman Vics Magsaysay.
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). It seeks to 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 28: 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 11 to 28: Exhibit of paintings about Philippine culture and arts by both distinguished and upcoming Filipino American artists.
- October 18 to 28: 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.