What: Opening of art exhibit entitled Abellana and his Harvest
When: August 21, 4:00 pm (but entire exhibit runs August 21 – October 30, 2009)
Where: Casa Gorordo Museum Gallery
Admission: PhP20 for the Art Exhibit alone, this does not allow entry to the Casa Gorordo Museum itself. But visitors of the Casa (paying for entrance tickets) may view the art exhibition.
The exhibit will showcase works of of Martino Abellana’s former students who are now noted names in Cebuano visual arts:
Sofronio dela Cerna
Jose Yap, Jr.
Each of the 18 artists will put up two sets of work: one created during their apprenticeship with Abellana; the other a recent work.
The exhibit does not only feature the abovementioned artists’ creations, but it also is an occasion for them to pay homage to their mentor.
The third and last of the series of Abellana retrospective exhibits which began in November last year, the Casa Gorordo Museum aims to give tribute to Cebu’s premier visual artist as well as make the public, particularly the students, be aware of the Cebuanos’ heritage in the arts, via the man who led almost an entire generation of artists.
Martino Abellana (1914 – 1986), known as “Noy Tinong”, was a renowned Cebuano painter from Carcar. Dubbed “The Dean of Cebuano Painters”, he was born to an artistic family. His main influence was his father, who was a school principal and a sculptor. Martino, along with his four brothers, including renowned sculptor and composer Dr. Ramon Abellana, were exposed to art early, and they helped their father with his sculptures. (Wikipedia)
Source: Ramon Aboitiz Foundation, Incorporated.