Artists group marks 31st anniversary with exhibit of art works

Community Round Up Jul 12, 2019 at 3:25 pm
From left: Michelle Chermaine Ramos, Nelia Tonido, Frank Tonido, Joyce Cristino Bondoc, Frank Cruzet, Nerissa Pineda, Gene Lopos, Calixto ‘Toots’ Quiachon, Rolly Abarilla, Jhun Ciolo Diamante, Teody Asuncion, Maestro Romi C. MananQuil, Erwin “Ercasa” Calianga (back), Rose Nagallo, Peter Duarte and Mogi Mogado.

From left: Michelle Chermaine Ramos, Nelia Tonido, Frank Tonido, Joyce Cristino Bondoc, Frank Cruzet, Nerissa Pineda, Gene Lopos, Calixto ‘Toots’ Quiachon, Rolly Abarilla, Jhun Ciolo Diamante, Teody Asuncion, Maestro Romi C. MananQuil, Erwin “Ercasa” Calianga (back), Rose Nagallo, Peter Duarte and Mogi Mogado.

Philippine Artists Group

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos

The Philippine Artists Group of Canada held a reception for their Philippine Independence Day art exhibition the evening of Thursday June 27, 2019 at the Neilson Park Creative Centre Gallery in Etobicoke. The event marks the organization’s 31st anniversary, the 121st anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence as well as the first nationwide Philippine Heritage Month celebration in Canada. The PAG includes selected members of well-known and professional award-winning artists. The exhibition titled, “Decade 4 Begins”, showcases new paintings and old pieces from the artists’ collections created over the years reflecting their artistic journey as the group enters its fourth decade.

Ribbon cutting by guests of honor Deputy  Consul General Bernadette Fernandez and  Cultural Officer Cecilia Santos before the show. (Photos: MC Ramos)

Ribbon cutting by guests of honor Deputy
Consul General Bernadette Fernandez and
Cultural Officer Cecilia Santos before the show.
(Photos: MC Ramos)

PAG President Gene Lopos

PAG President Gene Lopos

Deputy Consul General  Bernadette Fernandez

Deputy Consul General Bernadette Fernandez

Artist Jhun Diamante (2nd left) with family. His sister and brother in law (right) are the models in this painting.

Artist Jhun Diamante (2nd left) with family. His sister and brother in law (right) are the models in this painting.

Artist Joyce Cristino Bondoc with his children

Artist Joyce Cristino Bondoc with his children

Gene Lopos and Deputy Consul General  Bernadette Fernandez

Gene Lopos and Deputy Consul General
Bernadette Fernandez

Cultural Officer Cecilia Santos and artist Frank Cruzet

Cultural Officer Cecilia Santos and artist Frank Cruzet

Popoy Caña, PAG Founder Romi MananQuil, Markham  Rizal monument sculptor Mogi Mogado, Guy Camacho and Federico Ramos.

Popoy Caña, PAG Founder Romi MananQuil, Markham
Rizal monument sculptor Mogi Mogado, Guy Camacho and Federico Ramos.