Fil-Can artists’ works at Toronto City Hall

Community News & Features Oct 26, 2018 at 3:20 pm
From left: Artists Melchor Jaluag, Michelle Chermaine Ramos, a guest artist, Meena Chopra, Gil Silvestre, Lala Garcia and Artist Isabel Castellvi Grosvenor

From left: Artists Melchor Jaluag, Michelle Chermaine Ramos, a guest artist, Meena Chopra, Gil Silvestre, Lala Garcia and Artist Isabel Castellvi Grosvenor

Five Filipino-Canadians are among the 14 artists displaying their works at “The Arts Through the Eyes of Cultures,” a multicultural art exhibition currently going on at the Toronto City Hall Rotunda, from Oct. 21 to 28, 2018.

The art event is organized by the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC), with financial sponsorship by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration of the Government of Ontario, and TDBank Group.

The exhibition was launched during opening ceremonies attended by the artists, politicians, guests and officers and members of the ethnic media led by Thomas Saras, President and CEO of the NEPMCC.

The Filipino-Canadian artists are Isabel Castellvi Grosvenor, Kalayaan (Lala) Garcia, Gil Silvestre, Mel Jaluag, and Michelle Chermaine Ramos.

The other artists are: Kamran Ahmadi (Afghan); Meena Chopra (Hindi); Muhammad Muzaharul Hamdi Haque (Mazhar) (Bangladeshi); Giota Hatzigeorgiadou (Greek); Pinelopi Kapetanoudi (Greek); Elenis Konstantinidou (Greek); Marianna Patinioti (Greek); Sandro Liberato (Brazilian); Luis Alberto Medina Enriquez.

From left: Artist Melchor Jaluag, Councillor Michael Colle, Artist Lala Garcia, NEPMCC CEO Thomas Saras, and Artist Michelle Chermaine Ramos

From left: Artist Melchor Jaluag, Councillor Michael Colle, Artist Lala Garcia, NEPMCC CEO Thomas Saras, and Artist Michelle Chermaine Ramos

From right:   Artist Kamran Ahmadi, guest, and Ahmed Sha Hotaki, Publisher of Afghan Post.

From right: Artist Kamran Ahmadi, guest, and Ahmed Sha Hotaki, Publisher of Afghan Post.

Kalayaan ‘Lala’ Garcia, Dream Catcher

Kalayaan ‘Lala’ Garcia,
Dream Catcher

Melchor ‘Mel’ Jaluag, Overpass Melody

Melchor ‘Mel’ Jaluag,
Overpass Melody

Michelle Chermaine Ramos,  Memories of Eden

Michelle Chermaine Ramos,
Memories of Eden

Gil Silvestre’s painting

Gil Silvestre’s painting

Isabel Castellvi Grosvenor, Angel

Isabel Castellvi Grosvenor,
Angel