Posted by: annpeace | August 18, 2009

Cebu Art Exhibit: Abellana and his Harvest

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.

Abellana and his Harvest exhibit

The exhibit will showcase works of of Martino Abellana’s former students who are now noted names in Cebuano visual arts:

Gabriel Abellana

Edgar Carabio

Adeste Deguilmo

Sofronio dela Cerna

Jayme Francisco

Fred Galan

Luther Galicano

Bernardo Hermoso

Elena Larrazabal

Palmy Pe-Tudtud

Celso Pepito

Henrietta Piczon

Max Siao

Antonio Vidal

Mar Vidal

Arlene Villaver

Jose Yap, Jr.

Sonia Yrastorza.

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.

Related Article: Master Artist Martino Abellana in our Midst by Maria Victoria Beltran


  1. hello ms. anne. is this for free?

  2. oh!
    salamat ani nga info, Anna. 🙂

  3. nice ni da.
    free ang admission ani?

  4. hello everyone, I will post the information you need as soon as I get the reply from RAFI. Meanwhile, you may call (+6332) 418-7234 local 520 for your questions.

    Have a nice day!

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