The Art of Quezon: GSIS Exhibit
When we think of Quezon Province we usually think of Mount Banahaw, Villa Escudero, Beaches and Pahiyas. But the beauty of Quezon is also about its art and artists. I was lucky enough to be invited by Quezon Artists Guild to the opening of their art exhibit “Quezon 7” at the GSIS Building.
The exhibit features the works of 25 QAG members—Noel P. Bueza, Frank Cana, Avie Lafuente, Frank Hari, Roma Valdez, Ayelah Deveza, Farah Ontiveros, Melo Valencia, Rez Cada, Apolinario Folloso, Pauline Racelis, Pablo Marasigan, Cheryl Canning, Jezz Go, Mark Lagdameo, Raffa Dala, Ann Reynaldes, August Tazon, Jerson Ajus, Louinel Babia, Camille Ruiz, Eric Masangkay, Mario Madridejos, Reynaldo Lopez and Gundelina Ruiz.
At present, there are 50 registered QAG members.
The exhibit features great work featuring consistently rural themes such as “sabong” or cockfights, landscapes and coconut themed sculptures.
There are also many art renditions in the exhibit that uses modern methods and techniques but still use classic subjects.
“The exhibition will attempt to present a view of ‘art from the regions’ with displays that explore the techniques, styles and methodologies of art,” Noel Bueza, president of the QAG, said.
The GSIS Museo ng Sining is located at the 2nd level of the GSIS Building in Financial Center, Pasay City. Entrance to the museum is free. It is open from Tuesday to Saturday, from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Interested parties may contact the museum through telephone number (02) 479-3588. Quezon Art 7 will run until March 23