New art gallery presents ‘Higantes’ from Angono

The latest art gallery in town, Eagle Eye Art Gallery, opened at Valero Plaza in Salcedo Village, Makati City, featuring the father of “Imaginative Figurism” and nominated for National Artist for Visual Arts in 2021 Nemesio “Nemi” Miranda and the Angono Ateliers Association.
A recent recipient of TOFIL or The Outstanding Filipino Award in 2022, and the Army Stakeholder Award from the Philippine Army in 2023, Miranda presents his latest collection of eight acrylic paintings centered on Filipino family and culture, with two collaborative works with son, Don Miranda.

Angono Ateliers Association showcases a variety of style and technique, from Dolpee Alcantara’s pointillism to various renditions of Mother and Child and a modern take on mixed media using metalworks on board. The theme, “Higantes Sa Makati,” offers viewers more than a sampling of the famous festival celebrated in Angono every November. Instead, it highlights gigantic abilities of the artists featured by Eagle Eye Art Gallery every month on its calendar.

Department and Interior Local Government Sec. Benhur Abalos and esteemed ladies Tina Corona, Vilma Mathay, Maricel Carrascoso and Nini Licaros, among others, cut the ribbon during the exhibit opening last 5 September. Co-founders Fanny Blanco and Carol Tanjutco shared that the art gallery benefits their non-profit outreach based at New York City, providing art outreach to tribal villages.

Art lessons are also offered at the gallery ranging from one-day Art Discovery to five-day sessions of Basic and Advanced Oil/Acrylic Painting and drawing. The “Higantes Fest sa Makati” runs from 5 to 30 September, culminating in a live sketching by the Angono artists on the last day.

Participating artists of Angono Ateliers Association include Dolpee Alcantara, Atoy Apostadero, Cecille Artillaga, Bernardo Balagtas, Aaron Bautista, Adonis Carado, Jeff Gamulo, Rosalie Gongales (who also rendered a flute repertoire for the night), Aries Hernandez, Keiye Miranda, Don Miranda and Sarah Palarca.

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