ART CENTRALE: ANOTHER VENUE FOR TABULA RASA AND ART MINDANAO

ARAW ng Dabaw 2018 celebration at Felcris Centrale was graced with the opening of Art Centrale on March 17, 2018, located at the ground floor of the mall. The event was honored by the presence of DOT ASEC for Mindanao Ms. Eden David, Ms. Jinky Rayo a member of the International Watercolor Society who flew in from Manila to attend the event, two Datu Bago awardees- journalist Ms. Amy Cabusao (2017) and artist Rick Obenza (2018), Mr. Samuel Ang of Boysen paints and Albert Cañete of Felcris Centrale.

PHOTOS from top left clockwise: At the opening of the GAMA (Group of Aspiiring Mindanawon Artists Art Group) first art exhibit and the Art Centrale Art Gallery- Mr. Roland Pino-on- President of GAMA, Daryl Descallar, Datu Bago Awardee 2018- Rick Obenza, Brando Cedeño, International Watercolor Society artist and special guest Ms Jinky Rayo, DOT ASEC for Mindanao Ms Eden David, Dinky Munda, journalist and Datu Bago Awardee 2017 Ms Amy Cabusao, Albert Cañete fo Felcris Centrale and Mr. Samuel Ang of Boysen paints. At the Art Centrale Art Gallery- Tabula Rasa artists Brando Cedeño, Daryl Descallar, DOT ASEC (BIMP-EAGA) Ms Eden David and Tabula Rasa artist Dinky Munda.

PHOTOS from top left clockwise: At the opening of the GAMA (Group of Aspiiring Mindanawon Artists Art Group) first art exhibit and the Art Centrale Art Gallery- Mr. Roland Pino-on- President of GAMA, Daryl Descallar, Datu Bago Awardee 2018- Rick Obenza, Brando Cedeño, International Watercolor Society artist and special guest Ms Jinky Rayo, DOT ASEC for Mindanao Ms Eden David, Dinky Munda, journalist and Datu Bago Awardee 2017 Ms Amy Cabusao, Albert Cañete fo Felcris Centrale and Mr. Samuel Ang of Boysen paints. At the Art Centrale Art Gallery- Tabula Rasa artists Brando Cedeño, Daryl Descallar, DOT ASEC (BIMP-EAGA) Ms Eden David and Tabula Rasa artist Dinky Munda.  Mr. Albert Cañete of Felcris Centrale welcomes guests and artists to Felcris Centrale, DOT ASEC Ms. Eden David appreciates the works of artists and emphasizes the importance of art in tourism, Datu Bago Awardee 2018, Rick Obenza makes his mark in the opening of Art Centrale. Ms. Jinky Rayo creating the first image on canvas during the opening of Art Centrale.

The event was the opening of the Art Centrale Art Gallery by Tabula Rasa, where paintings and sculptures are now on display and The First Art Exhibit of GAMA (Group of Aspiring Mindanawon Artists) of which works from colored drawings to paintings and sculptures by 14 members are exhibited. Members of GAMA are George Abaigar, Rolando Pinoon, Jay Moscoso Alora, Leo Patos, Monica Bustamante, Virgelio Aurelio, Brigel Razonable, Rollie Jan Satera, Julius Lu, Zhor Junavee Antocan, Rey Racho, Richard Gonato, Reynaldo Logronio and Joni Fil Rebortera. It was attended by family and friends of the exhibiting artists.

The GAMA art group members began when they met during an art competition sponsored by the Department of Health in Davao City. All participants saw the potential and talent of each artist and the opportunity of forming a group where they can continue to encourage each other in honing their art skills. They decided to hold a simultaneous event at the opening of Art Centrale at Felcris Centrale launching the group’s first art exhibition. The group’s art pieces range from a variety of mediums from colored ballpen on paper to acrylics, wood sculpture and others.

PHOTOS from left: Ms . Jinky Rayo sits as the night’s model for a live portrait drawing by the exhibiting artists. The members of Group of Aspiring Mindanawon Artists with DOH- Standing from left to right Rey Racho, Rollie Jan Satera, Yasuy Mandangan Avila of DOH, Rey Logronio, Monica Bustamante, Julius Lu, Brigel Razonable, Leo Patos. Sitting and quatting- Joni Fil Rebortera, Richard Gonato, Virgelio Aurelio, Rolando Pino-on, Zhor Junavee Antocan and George Abaigar. Not in the photo is Jay Moscoso Alora.

PHOTOS from left: Ms . Jinky Rayo sits as the night’s model for a live portrait drawing by the exhibiting artists. The members of Group of Aspiring Mindanawon Artists with DOH- Standing from left to right Rey Racho, Rollie Jan Satera, Yasuy Mandangan Avila of DOH, Rey Logronio, Monica Bustamante, Julius Lu, Brigel Razonable, Leo Patos. Sitting and quatting- Joni Fil Rebortera, Richard Gonato, Virgelio Aurelio, Rolando Pino-on, Zhor Junavee Antocan and George Abaigar. Not in the photo is Jay Moscoso Alora.

Ms. Jinky Rayo, a member of the International Watercolor Society whom Dinky Munda, Jr. and Queenie Munda met during the Art Fair Philippines 2018 in Manila flew in from Manila to witness the occasion and grace the opening of the event. During the cocktails, Ms. Rayo sat as a model for an on-the-spot portrait session by the GAMA and Tabula Rasa artists,

The location of Felcris Centrale is an ideal place for artists to showcase their works, as art enthusiasts and art collectors view their works. This spot is intended as an art destination in Davao City where art piece hunters may visit to find the works to match their taste.

We thank the management of Felcris Centrale under the leadership of Mr.Clark Yap for supporting art and artists of Mindanao and that art also adds great value to the Felcris Centrale’s image as a fine place for shopping and dining, We look forward to creating art events and workshops to delight the consuming public and enjoy art at Felcris Centrale.

Congratulations to the GAMA artists on their first exhibit. We invite all Mindanawons and visitors of Davao to visit Art Centrale at Felcris Centrale- The Heart of Art in Davao!

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