New art and culture group to launch virtual exhibit honoring nature

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LUCBAN, QUEZON, Philippines—Newly established art and culture group, Daluyan ng Kalikasan at Paglikha (Daloy-Likha) will launch a virtual exhibit on September 15th, titled Linang: Kalikasan at Paglikha (Linang: Nature and Creation), honoring Mother Nature and the creativity of Filipino artists.

Fifty artists from different parts of the country and even in the U.S. will participate in the exhibit, namely Noel P. Bueza, Celso Pepito, ANeil Res Folloso PM, Raymundo Reyes Gozon, Lex Gozon, Pauline Juliet Blazo Racelis, Mark Milcky Lagdameo Almadin, Hilario Barrozo, Irvyn Roxas, Jake Catah, Jerson A Jus, Mario Madridejos, Joel Masaya, Manuel Sinquenco, Emmanuel Nim, Lito Brion Ballaran, Melo Valencia, Louinuel C. Babia, Roy Babia, Jonathan Jalac, Wilfredo L. Rufon, Ayelah Deveza, Farah De Ontiveros, Tristan Bamba, Mary Yari Roces, Jet Rai, Avie Abadilla Lafuente, Vicson Apostol, Joseph Albao, Eric Madrigal Masangkay, Darwin Japat Guevarra, Melchor Rosales Sabariza, Henri Cainglet, Jezir Nalam Lascuña, Harold Gomez, Cris Fragata Gomez, Nante Carandang, Eman Santos, Ysa Gernale, Marlene Ayen Galit, Ronwaldo Dasal, Yel Cast, Chressa Yee Rufon, Elisa Rufon, Gary Miclat Cabling, Herminigildo Pineda, Carlos Alferez Castro, Ramon Cajipe, Edward De Castro, Bernardo Oronos, Janet Arboleda-Ballece, and Aanne Renales.

“Even amid the global Covid-19 pandemic, there are still things that we can be thankful for, and that is the gift of life, of hope, and of beauty, which comes from nature—the fountain of all inspiration,” says Bueza, the founding President of Daloy-Likha, and owner of the farm which will be converted into Daloy-Likha Art & Nature Hub, a haven for artists, cultural workers, and nature lovers. The farm is situated in Sitio Kalantibang, in Barangay Malupak, Lucban, Quezon.

“We thought that the best way to kick-start the group is to organize an online exhibit, for our kababayans to enjoy,” Bueza said. Parts of the proceeds of the exhibit will be used on advancing the group’s cause and for the registration of the organization as a non-stock, non-profit cultural and environmental organization, said Bueza.

“What is wonderful about this exhibit is we are able to invite painters and sculptors, who are in their mid and advanced careers. We truly hope that this will be the beginning of genuine artistic partnership and friendship amongst colleagues, collectors, and even nature lovers,” he added.

The show will run from September 15th up to the 30th, 2020 and the works will be shown both in the group’s Facebook and blog pages (@daloylikhanaturehub and https://daloylikhahub.wordpress.com/).

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