Malalayang Alagad ng Sining at Adhikain (MASA) will have its first Pinoy Artist Art Experience (PAAE) at the One World Institute in Bitonto, Bari Italy. PAEE I in Italy is the groups 4th international art show entitled “#ARTmismo” with the subtitle “Art Really Matters.”
The group show is for the celebration of the Philippines National Art Month this February 2015. In collaboration with the One World Institute in Bitonto supported by the Philippine Embassy in Rome headed by Minister-Consul General Leila Lora-Santos.
PAEE is the second system project of MASA; the first was PAAE or Pinoy Artist Art Experience which links bridges to art scenes and exposures in Asia and the Middle East.
Eleven artists from the Philippines coming from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao whose paintings will be exhibited at the One World Institute in Bitonto, Italy—a language and art school owned by a Filipina jewelry designer and teacher, Tachi Portugal-Modugno.
The eleven artists from Malalayang Alagad ng Sining at Adhikain includes Almina Tengco, Caressa Lascano, Ayen Quias, Froilan Galpo, Nunistell Mae Fulo-Lee, Dante Enage, Ge Ann Balintec, Nina Custodio, Kit Gresos, Sai Collado, and including Arao Salamat, MASA Founder and Chairman.
“When making art really matters as young talents from emerging countries are a reminder of the importance of art. Art is a part of our daily lives. Without art, there will be no science and technologies that we have today. Hence, our five senses is nothing without art. It’s essential for our senses to function. Art isn’t just something, it’s everything for all of us artist,” Arao Salamat said.
“Some Paintings for Group Exhibit in Italy”
Artist: Nunistell Mae Fulo-Lee – “SI MAGANDA” 15″x 15″ Textured Oil on Canvas/Mixed Media Art. Image via Facebook.
Artist: Dante Enage – “Pukrat” (Open Your Eyes) Tuba on Canvas 12″x12″. Image via Facebook.
Artist: Ge-Ann Balintec – “Secret weapon: Seduction” Acrylic Ballpoint Pen & Fabric Paint on Canvas 12″ x 12″. Image via Facebook.
Artist: Caressa Lascanno — “Kunyari Nasorpresa,” 15”x15” Oil on Canvas. Image via Facebook.
Artist: Nina Custodio – “Veil,” 15”x15” Acrylic. Image via Facebook.
ARAO SALAMAT is the Founder and Chairman of MASA. He is a visual artist, art educator, Philippine art and culture advocate. He is also the think tank, art organizer, and the brainchild of all the projects. He is currently working in the next PAAE IV (Pinoy Artist European Exposure) for May 2015 to be held in Cambodia.
MASA is a Philippine based non-stock and non-for-profit international art organization which aims to showcase the best of the best Filipino artist and the finest of the Philippines arts via collaboration, interaction, exhibition, and workshops locally and abroad.
Images courtesy of Arao Salamat unless noted otherwise.
(All artworks linked to the artist page.)