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Interested in Arts? Visit the "Cebu and the Arts" Forum!

Post-Holy Week and you might be thinking of a good place to bring your kids this summer. If you are in Cebu, check out this "Cebu and the Arts" Forum on April 28th!

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The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) and the Ateneo Art Gallery, in cooperation with the Cebu Provincial Government and Museo Sugbo, will hold the "Cebu and the Arts" Forum on April 28 at 2 p.m. at the Museo Sugbo Art Gallery.

The forum will engage a dialogue among the different art sectors in Cebu about their thoughts on the state of the arts in Cebu. There will be an open forum among the different panelists who will share their insights on the state of the arts in Cebu, the directions they hope the city will take, and the roles of Cebuano artists in the community.

Open to all visual artists, interior designers, cultural workers, and fine arts students, the Cebu and the Arts Forum is an opportunity to share the various initiatives and projects of art groups in Cebu and from artists who won in the Ateneo Art Gallery 2009 competition.

No registration fee is required.

The forum is one of the series of activities organized through the partnership between RAFI and
Ateneo Art Gallery.

An exhibit, entitled “Next Wave”, will also open on April 28, 5pm at the Contemporary Gallery of the Casa Gorordo Museum. This exhibit will feature the artworks of the 2009 Ateneo Art Awards winners Kiri Dalena and Leeroy New.

The Next Wave art exhibit will run from April 28 to July 30.

The initiative of bringing contemporary artists, winners of one of the most prestigious art competitions in the country, is a way of providing an opportunity for local young aspiring artists to learn from the works and a means of encouraging viewers to open their minds to other media of artistic expression.

The Ateneo Art Awards was first presented in 2004 in memory of its founding patron Fernando Zobel de Ayala. It is given to three outstanding Filipino artists aged 35 and below who have made a significant mark on contemporary Philippine art. By honoring innovative, enlightened, and committed visionaries who, through their exemplary practice of the visual arts today, symbolize the hope and promise of a nation.

For inquiries on the forum and the exhibit, please contact Karl Damayo at 4187234 loc. 703.