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Philippine Association of Printmakers holds exhibit in New York
NEW YORK CITY, New York  ·  
posted 21-Apr-2013  ·  
The Philippine Consulate General in New York reported to the Department of Foreign Affairs that the Philippine Association of Printmakers and the Leonore R.S. Lim Foundation for the Arts launched the exhibit simply titled “Printmaking” at the Lobby-Gallery of the Philippine Center in New York on  April 09.
The reception was graced by the presence of artists, curators, designers and other art lovers led by the Father of Philippine Printmaking, Maestro Manuel Rodriguez, Sr. who went straight to the exhibit upon his arrival in New York.
Also present in the event were Ambassador Libran Cabactulan of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations in New York, Consul General Mario L. de Leon, Jr., former Univeristy of the Philippines (UP) Fine Arts Dean and now Metropolitan Museum of Manila President Tina Colayco, guest artists Elizabeth Harrington, Justin Sanz, and Devraj Dakoji.
The exhibit featured the works of Filipino printmakers, some of whom participated in the 2010 and 2012 Printmaking workshops conducted by Dakoji, Harrington, and Sanz at the Philippine Association of Printmakers and the UP College of Fine Arts.
The featured artists included Ambie Abano, Jose Santos Ardivilla, Joey Cobcobo, Mars Custodio, Fil Delacruz, Janos Delacruz, Leonilo Doloricon, Noell El Farol, Cynthia Henson, Lenore RS Lim, Angelo Magno, Emy Mercado, Pearl Ortega, Mitzy Aguilar Reyes, Benjie Torrado.
In welcoming guests to the exhibit, renowned printmaker Lenore RS Lim stated that they wanted to hold an exhibit not only to show the works of some of the finest printmakers in the Philippines but also to educate the public on this medium.
In his special message, Consul General de Leon noted the timeliness of the exhibit of printmakers as it provided fresh perspectives on the art of printmaking and highlighted how far the medium has developed in the Philippines. He likewise acknowledged the presence of Manuel Rodriguez whose artistry and passion for creation is “truly a gift to Philippine arts.”
The program featured a special performance of Nicanor Abelardo’s “Mutya ng Pasig” by Filipino soprano Sharon Tan and ended with a toast to all the artists led by Ambassador Cabactulan.
The exhibit’s run is ongoing at the Lobby-Gallery of the Philippine Center and will end on April 14.
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