‘Art for Everyone’ opens at SM Lanang

SM SUPERMALLS celebrates up-and-coming and established Filipino artists in a two-day art fair entitled “Art for Everyone” on Feb. 27 to 28, 2016 at SM Lanang Premier and at 5 other selected malls – SM City North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Aura, SM Southmall, and SM City Cebu. The event is held in support of National Arts Month on its 25th year since it was first declared via Presidential Proclamation No. 683 in 1991.

While SM has been consistently supporting cultural and art events for years now, “Art for Everyone” is being held simultaneously in these six malls for the first time. It features artworks created by artists of various backgrounds, featuring different styles and media.

“Our local artists deserve to be seen more because of the kind of contribution their masterpieces make to our national culture and history. At the same time, the public can learn from these artists and appreciate good art in malls around the country,” said SM Supermalls Senior Vice President Joaquin San Agustin. “We want to be the conduit that connects our artists to a bigger audience, starting with our regular mall goers.”

The “Art for Everyone” exhibits are in collaboration and consultation with Dr. Patrick Flores and Ms. Louise Marcelino of the University of the Philippines Vargas Museum and Mr. Peter Natividad of the Lopez Museum. The shows are open to the public, with featured art pieces available for purchase during the two-day exhibit.

“The exhibit at SM is another opportunity to broaden the public’s access to contemporary art… It opens another platform for artists to present their recent works in a venue that attracts a large number of audiences,” notes Dr. Flores.

In SM Lanang Premier, it’s going to be a 3-day “Art for Everyone” at The Atrium as it extends until Feb. 29 in celebration of SM Supermalls’ 30th Anniversary. Philippine Arts Awardee Mr. Rodney Yap will curate a variety of uniquely beautiful art pieces from homegrown talents, namely: Guhit Pinas Davao, Tabula Rasa, Romeo Dumuk, Banjo Satorre, Jeff Bangot, Anoy Catague, Julius Lu, Reneboy Chona, Arnel Navarro, Michael Bauzon, Dave Ibao, Bryan Cabrera, Eloisa Sanson, Lauren Velez, Ava Pajaron, and Kevin Becira.

The public is invited to visit the exhibit and catch the 30-minute live art session of 10 participating artists on Feb. 29 as a tribute to 30 amazing years of shopping and lifestyle in SM.

For more details, contact 285-0943 or check out SM Lanang Premier on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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