Art Expo in Manila

Art Expo in Manila: #EncountersPH

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[Art Expo in Manila Featured Image by Mary Jane Sadiasa] Pictures of bus tickets on canvas. Images reminiscent of a textured leather upholstery in some SUV’s. Art that presented the beloved city of Manila in full color in various mediums. Such are the images to be expected at the collaborative effort called Encounters PH.

Art Expo in Manila
Image by Mary Jane Sadiasa

Encounters is a group show presenting the works of Lester Babiera, Mark Evan Lopez, Romsanne Ortiguero and Jasmine Cruz. Various images with one central theme – travel. Tourism was one of the industries that boomed. And it only served as a fitted exhibit to present the kind of encounters [pun intended] that tourists from all walks of life stumbled upon. This Art Expo in Manila features works that emphasized mobility in the 21st Century.

The aforementioned Art Expo in Manila officially opened to the public last 21 November 2015 at 6pm. Here, paintings by Jasmine Cruz were included among the artworks exhibited for the audience to see. Commuters can easily relate to her bus ticket artwork. Not everyone may have SUV’s for roaming the metro. But everyone surely can commute. Cruz got some nostalgia revved up with her cute piece.

Art Expo in Manila
Image by Mary Jane Sadiasa

Street photography is also found here at iChill for the Art Expo in Manila. The black-and-white treatment applied on the photos add drama and allure to otherwise ordinary objects. Who would have thought a cat’s beauty in serenity is highlighted in a B&W photo? It also added a romantic feel to images of a lamp light. The same haunting beauty is seen on a captured photo of what seems like a one-way street. Some streets in Manila turned out to be lovely if given the B&W treatment in street photography.

Art is meant to be an expression. This is how it turned out to be at Encounters PH. The Art Expo in Manila that you should go into. Nothing too emotional but sentimental enough in reminiscing about the Manila not romanticized as often as it should anymore. Artists that joined the Encounters PH Art Expo in Manila presented their outlook on their own travels (presumably) in these works of art. No wonder mixed media became the appropriate term eventually. Of course, appreciating art is enjoyed best by having a tall tumbler of chilled coffee.

Art Expo in Manila
Source: NCCA Official Instagram Account

The venue for the Encounters PH Art Expo in Manila is iChill Theater Cafe. Possibly the friendliest coffee shop this side of Sampaloc. Enjoy some pasta or nachos with your chilled coffee while contemplating on the artworks. When hanging out in a theater-themed cafe, expect artistry all around. See it in the mixed media. Smell and taste it at iChill. Having musical theater soundtracks playing in the background surely seals the deal.

How to get to iChill Theater Cafe for the Art Expo in Manila? If you are studying in one of the high profile schools at the university belt. And if you know where the UST Medical Center is located. Then you surely can locate iChill. It’s located at 1125 Dos Castillas St, Sampaloc, Manila. Just a few meters behind McDo Lacson Ave. For more information, call them at their landline number. 521-0056. More details are at their Facebook and Twitter accounts for your perusal.

See it before it closes on 21 December 2015. You don’t have to hold back on your artistic desires. See what Encounters PH has to offer for you. With exposures earned at Manila Bulletin and at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. You are guaranteed a treat in this Art Expo in Manila. Click here to confirm your attendance at iChill Theater Cafe.