By Marlon A. Loterte
LEGAZPI CITY, Oct 1 (PIA) — An upcoming group of young visual artists will launch today their first major art exhibition as one of the longest running event and highlights of this year’s Kasanggayahan Festival of the Sorsogon province.
“Guihapon; An Pagsid-ip (Again: Looking Through) is the title of our multi-disciplinary art exhibition participated by at least 18 artists from Sorsogon, Albay and Manila-based Sorsoganon artists with their works on canvas, sculpture, installation art, poetry and photography,” Kurit-Lagting Art Director Geri Matthew Carretero said.
Founded in 2002 and reconvened in 2010, Kurit Lagting is a group of Sorsoganon visual artists and educators who advocate multi-disciplinary art making as their collective agenda in the local art scene.
Participating artists are Jay Jamoralin, Frances Abrigo, Arnel Lositaño, Ervie Villanueva, Joseph Bausa, Allan Abrigo, Marigrace Carretero, Amelita Bernal, Gerald Jintalan, Res Demdam, Gilbert Catabian, Glenn Sentes, Jasper Fisalbon, Rudy Corral, John Estipona, John Lerry Dig, Gerd, Gojar, Maricar Ocleana, Jose Vicente Garcia Jr. and Geri Matthew Carretero, who also acts as the exhibit curator.
Also participating are members of Gubat Photographers Club and fine arts students of Aquinas University of Legaspi. Kurit Lagting is the newest member organization of the Sorsogon Arts Council under visual arts discipline.
“The opening cocktails happen today at 5 p.m. and the formal opening and ribbon cutting will be on October 8 at 10:30 a.m. with Kasanggayahan President Msgr. Francisco Monje and Sorsogon Museum and Heritage Center Chairman Fernando Duran as guests of honor,” Carretero said.
The exhibition is open to the public and will be held at Sorsogon Museum and Heritage Center from October 1 to 31, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MAL/JJP/SAC-PIA5