Ten years running and showing no signs of slowing, Art in the Park’s latest edition is slated for Sunday, April 3, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., in Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati.
Lisa Ongpin-Periquet, Dindin Araneta and Trickie Lopa with Rhona Macasaet and Cris Buenaventura Parking Announcement: Parking is free on the streets of Salcedo Village, Makati on Sundays. However, for your convenience, we’ve marked out additional pay parking spaces at the VCorporate Center near Jaime Velasquez Park. Entrance is on Soliman St., near Toledo St. Hourly fees will apply.
I love meeting and talking to artists.
I met Sam Penaso A GSIS 2013 Mixed media 1st Prize winner and a AAP Sculpture 1st prize winner. He started painting then did mixed media then sculpture and then performance art. So he does many kinds of art. He was also a 2013 ACCP grantee where he was an art residency for 6 months in NYC Sam will have Standing sculptures at ART IN THE PARK So happy to meet Artist Pancho Francisco who I later on found out is the brother of Malu @malufrancisco and Tody! @marimelfrancisco Pancho was a trader and book publisher till Art changed his life! 3 years ago he did Book art as a hobby, After one work there has been a non stop demand for his work! It’s my first time to learn about book art and it’s amazing! He uses books and chooses pages with illustrations and cuts them til it becomes an artwork when you close the book. The one in the photo ( bottom right) was made using a book that he published, Without Walls which has 600 pages. He has been doing this for 3 years! This coming Art in the Park @artintheparkph He will be selling only 3 works! It will be a different kind of art – Collage on glass plate. Similar to book art but he uses glass to separate each layer. This work he’s showing is 11 layers. Amazing!! Make sure to look for Pancho’s collage at Art in the Park. More power Pancho!
Art in the Park had its beginnings in 2006 – twelve art galleries housed in a handful of tents in the sprawl of Jaime Velasquez Park. Today, it comprises sixty art galleries, collectives, and student groups, with an ever-lengthening waiting list of applicants keen to join the country’s first and foremost affordable art fair. Initially occupying only a section of the park, the fair has as well expanded into the adjacent parking lot to accommodate not only the increase in number of participants, but also the swelling number of visitors who yearly troop to the park for this eagerly awaited art event. From its small beginnings, then, Art in the Park has steadily flourished, and will be marking its tenth anniversary this year. To celebrate this feat, Art in the Park will be reproducing signed limited edition prints from the ten artists whose striking artworks have adorned the fair’s postcard invitations over the years, beautiful collectibles in themselves. The list, which reads like a veritable Who’s Who of some of the art world’s most prominent artists, includes: Charlie Co, Joy Mallari, Jomike Tejido, Pete Jimenez, Rodel Tapaya, and Marina Cruz.
Additionally, there will be a special exhibit of wax sculptures by celebrated sculptor Daniel dela Cruz. His work, four feet tall, depict standing male figures, your everyday Joes, some holding metal umbrellas. These figures are intended to be set alight like slow-burning candles, to gradually melt away throughout the day.
As in years past, Art in the Park will be offering a wide-ranging selection of works, from paintings to photographs, sculpture to pottery, all at P40,000 or below. Surely, there will be a piece or two from the fair’s rich cache that will speak to art lovers and enthusiasts, whatever their taste or inclination, and that will be kind to their pockets as well. Visitors to fairs past also know to expect an assortment of delectable food and refreshing drinks, with the dozen or so concessionaires joined this year by 8 Cuts Burgers and Ñ y Patricia, headed by Noel dela Rama, a visiting chef from New York. With the soothing strains of jazz music from Soulful Mood during the day and the spirited playing of The Brat Pack in the evening, Art in the Park promises once again to be the casual, relaxed, and pleasurable event it was always meant to be.
Ten years later, judging by the crowds of people in the thousands who have over the years flocked to the fair, the buzz of excitement so palpable in the air, it can certainly be said of Art in the Park: “mission accomplished.”
Art in the Park is a project of Philippine Art Events, Inc., and the Museum Foundation of the Philippines in support of the National Museum of the Philippines. It is sponsored by Barangay Bel-Air, Makati Commercial Estate Corporation (MACEA), Museum Foundation of the Philippines, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Alveo, and Globe Platinum.
For more information, please contact Irene Venturina at firstname.lastname@example.org www.artinthepark.ph www.facebook/art-in-the-park Instagram: @artintheparkph Twitter: @artintheparkph #artintheparkph