Paintings, prints, photographs, sculpture and other works of art by Filipino contemporary artists will be available in the affordable art fair – Art in the Park – organized by Museum Foundation of the Philippines. Now a bi-annual event, the works of art will be sold for P20,000 and below at the Salcedo Park on Saturday, June 16 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Art in the Park also coincides with the 3rd anniversary of the Salcedo Community Market organized by Barangay Bel-Air led by Kapitana Nene Lichauco and Salcedo Market manager Marc Medina.
The concept of the affordable art fair was inspired by Sydney, Australia’s popular outdoor fair Art on the Rocks and the Affordable Art Fair in London and New York participated in by the leading galleries. Art in the Park was envisioned by Museum Foundation volunteers as an opportunity for artists from galleries, independent art spaces and collectives, and fine arts schools to congregate, show and sell their works in a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The committee members are Trickie Lopa, Lisa Periquet, Mailin Locsin, Tana Lopa, Pepper Roxas and Dindin Araneta and Museum Foundation executive director Tricia Limon. Museum Foundation president is Maribel Ongpin.
The participating organizations on June 16 are Anino Shadowplay Collective, Art Inday, Art Informal, Blanc, Big & Small Art Gallery, FEATI University, FEU, Galerie Astra, Galeria de las Islas, Galerie Ocho, L’Arc en Ciel, Ilustrador ng Kabataan, Kulay Marikina, Neo-Angono Art Collective, Nineveh Art Space, silverlens gallery, Philippine Printmakers Association, Ral Arrogante, Slash Art & Tin-aw Art Flow and U.P. College of Fine Arts. Income earned by the Museum Foundation from the event will benefit the National Museum.
For more information, please contact Tricia Limon or Elvie Magpayo at the Museum Foundation office at 404-2685, or send a text message to 0928-503-9392 or 0917-817-0127.
MUSEUM FOUNDATION OF THE PHILIPPINES, INC.
What is the Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Inc.? It is a non-stock, non-profit, membership and volunteer organization dedicated to developing greater awareness and appreciation of our country’s rich artistic and cultural heritage in partnership with the National Museum and its network. We raise awareness and appreciation by:
– Conducting lectures on art, history and culture
– Organizing cultural study tours
– Creating training programs on how to use the museum as a tool of instruction
– Providing minor financial assistance for activities related to education, exhibition, publications and collection management
– Forming partnerships with organizations with similar missions